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We read books, then talk about them in chunks - listen to us get to grips with some of your favourite old classics or pick up something new and read along with us!


We're rounding off our December of Christmas themed material with a look at the ultra-short story by Charles Dickens called The Goblins who Stole a Sexton. It's taken from the Pickwick Papers and is seen by many (including us) as the spiritual dad of A Christmas Carol. It's got goblins, ghastly goings on and a gravedigger called Gabriel Grubb. What's not to love?

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Welcome to a special episode of shark liver oil where we'll be doing things a little differently. For our third part of our guide to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens we'll be discussing your feedback, reviews from around the world and taking a look at some modern re-tellings of the classic story including: - Mickey's Chistmas Carol - Scrooged - The Muppet Christmas Carol - Blackadder's Christmas Carol So grab a mug of mulled wine and a mince pie and sit back to enjoy a festive feast of podcast prattle!

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It's the last part of our coverage of A Christmas Carol, and we've got jolly ghosts, silent ghosts, a massive feast, a bit of slap and tickle behind the curtains, the stamp collectors of the British Empire, and Ebenezer Scrooge really really seriously failing to take a hint. Also featuring Dave's desperate attempt to feel the simple redemptive joy of a child at one of the most over-used lines in English literature. Next week we're doing the best of the adaptations for our Christmas Special, so get in touch with any suggestions, thoughts and ideas: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, and on Twitter: @sharkliveroil

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December 9, 2014

A Christmas Carol 1: Humbug!

Wooooo! Woooooooo! Woooooooooo! It's time to combine two of Shark Liver Oil's favourite things - christmas and ghost stories! Yes, it's the first of a three part extravaganza about the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Ebeneezer Scrooge is a brooding, anti-yuletilde eco-warrior who abhors fossil fuel energy. Jacob Marley is an insubstantial wispy wonder with a fetish for clanking chains and ghostly voyeurism. And Mr G. Christmas-Past is a nostalgia loving smarty pants with a flickering candle flame for a head. With characters like that, it can't fail to be good!

If you've any suggestions for modern re-tellings of A Christmas Carol for us to talk about during our christmas special in a couple of weeks, send them in to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com

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