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#024 The Turn Of The Screw, Henry James

Smug Book Club

Release Date: 10/11/2016

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What’s that? Is it a podcast? Actually, it’s definitely not a podcast. Hold on, it might well be a podcast. Nah, it can’t be. Well, maybe it’s a podcast?

Maybe.

And that, friends, is what the Thug Book Club version of The Turn Of The Screw would play out like. Aside from the novella itself being far SPOOKIER, of course.

That’s right, the 24th episode of our might podcast is on Henry James’ (most?) famous work: The Turn Of The Screw. All the big hitters are discussed: Miles, Flora, Mrs. Grose, Peter Quint, Emily Jessel and, errr, the governess, as well as a range of topics Mr James was undoubtedly unaware of. Like Star Trek Voyager.

Come to Bly (that’s the house, yo) and join our ghostly crew as we take an ambiguous journey through this Gothic masterpiece, but be aware of spoilers and swearing. They’re definitely in this ‘podcast’.