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"Reading Between The Lines" returns after a bit of a break . . . and after some awards success! On this episode of PPA Scotland's Podcast Of The Year 2021, host Iain is joined by "Friend" Fiction Editor Lucy, Features team's Marion and DC Thomson archivist David for a chat about "A Deal In Hearts". This humorous summer romance was first published (anonymously) in our magazine in 1913.

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