This episode, Iain is joined by Lisa from the “Friend” Features team, Poetry Ed Abbie, and archivist Barry to discuss “A Mysterious Elopement”, first published anonymously in the magazine in September 1913. This story has a Frasier-like farcical element to it, and one of the most impressively laid-back protagonists ever committed to paper…
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The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme: Words by Charles J Cunningham Music by Arthur Harold Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand Sung by Jennifer Phin