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Ep. 761, A Cricket on the Hearth, Part 1 of 3, by Charles Dickens

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Release Date: 12/03/2021

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Well, it’s Christmastime. And you know what Christmas means – Charles Dickens. Dickens wrote several Christmas stories. The most famous, of course, being A Christmas Carol. A Cricket on the Hearth is another one, but it’s not super Christmasy. We have a bunch of fun characters, and Dickens’ charming prose winding around it all. I hope you like it.

And now, A Cricket on the Hearth, Part 1 of 3, by Charles Dickens.

 

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