25 episodes

Each episode, we’ll take a look back over 150 years of fabulous fiction in “The People's Friend” to pick out a story to read — and then we’ll get together for a wee chat about it. Make yourself a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and come join us.

Reading Between The Lines – the story podcast from The People’s Friend DC Thomson

    • Fiction
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Each episode, we’ll take a look back over 150 years of fabulous fiction in “The People's Friend” to pick out a story to read — and then we’ll get together for a wee chat about it. Make yourself a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and come join us.

    “A Maid Of The Isles”

    “A Maid Of The Isles”

    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.

    If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

    Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

    Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
    Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

    This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

    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

    • 1 hr 10 min
    “Ruth At The Crossroads”

    “Ruth At The Crossroads”

    In this episode, Iain, Alex, Abbie and Barry read “Ruth At The Crossroads’ by Mollie E Jamieson, and are left to wonder a little about the stories not told! This story was first published in “The People’s Friend” in 1916, and reflected a desire to include the events of World War I without any lurid, potentially upsetting detail.

    If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

    Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

    Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
    Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

    This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

    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

    • 55 min
    “Debts of Honour“

    “Debts of Honour“

    “Debts Of Honour”, by Humphrey Chalmers, is subtitled “The Story Of A Shopkeeper’s Clever Trick”, which sums things up quite nicely! Even if it does encourage you to distrust correspondence from your local retailers… Iain, Lisa, Abbie and Barry are impressed by the characterisation on show in this work, first published in “The People’s Friend“ in 1913.

    If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

    Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

    Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
    Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

    This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

    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

    • 48 min
    “A Mysterious Elopement”

    “A Mysterious Elopement”

    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…

    If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

    Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

    Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
    Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

    This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

    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

    • 43 min
    “To Catch The Post”

    “To Catch The Post”

    The protagonist of “To Catch The Post” isn’t just in one race against time, he’s in two! Iain, Angela, Judey and David are along for the ride, stopping to discuss female characterisation in the “Friend”, inexplicable illnesses, and the magazine’s moral centre along the way.

    If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

    Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

    Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
    Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

    This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

    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

    • 43 min
    ”The Cloudburst At Pine Creek”

    ”The Cloudburst At Pine Creek”

    Our series of American adventures continues this episode with “The Cloudburst At Pine Creek” by W. D. Morris, which was first published in “The People's Friend” in March 1910. Editor Angela, Production Editor Judey and archivist David join Iain for a chat about drama, setting and the importance of nailing down whose story you’re trying to tell.

    If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

    Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

    Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
    Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

    This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

    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

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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