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In this special episode to finish Season 2, Angela, Jacky, Judey and Barry sit around the table in person for the first time to discuss the brand-new release in our Classics Collection, "A Maid Of The Isles". Slightly different to our usual, Angela reads an extract of the book and the team talk about the amazing impact of Annie S. Swan and her career with the "Friend". 

"A Maid of the Isles" by Annie S. Swan is the fourth book in “The People’s Friend” Classics Collection. It was originally published in serial form in 1923. You can purchase a copy from the DC Thomson Shop.

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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