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Serialization of the M S Clements' debut novel 'THE THIRD MAGPIE', read by Hannah Timms A love story set in the authoritarian New Albany. School teacher and foreigner, Finn Sheehan, is married to Sophie, daughter of Albian elite and Foreign Minister, Tim Smith. Despite the advantages Tim's position allows them, ordinary life for Finn and Sophie is a struggle. The arrival of a new Area Zone Commandant brings good news for Finn in the form of a tutoring contract. However, teaching Miss Catherine Fry, seventeen and spoiled, will bring new strife into the couple's cossetted life.

Serialization of the M S Clements' debut novel 'THE THIRD MAGPIE', read by Hannah Timms A love story set in the authoritarian New Albany. School teacher and foreigner, Finn Sheehan, is married to Sophie, daughter of Albian elite and Foreign Minister, Tim Smith. Despite the advantages Tim's position allows them, ordinary life for Finn and Sophie is a struggle. The arrival of a new Area Zone Commandant brings good news for Finn in the form of a tutoring contract. However, teaching Miss Catherine Fry, seventeen and spoiled, will bring new strife into the couple's cossetted life.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Serialization of the M S Clements' debut novel 'THE THIRD MAGPIE', read by Hannah Timms A love story set in the authoritarian New Albany. School teacher and foreigner, Finn Sheehan, is married to Sophie, daughter of Albian elite and Foreign Minister, Tim Smith. Despite the advantages Tim's position allows them, ordinary life for Finn and Sophie is a struggle. The arrival of a new Area Zone Commandant brings good news for Finn in the form of a tutoring contract. However, teaching Miss Catherine Fry, seventeen and spoiled, will bring new strife into the couple's cossetted life.

Language:

English


Episodes

THE THIRD MAGPIE - EpisodeTwelve

2/23/2021
Finn returns to work and Sophie learns about a past secret admirer from her mother. Music Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 https://musopen.org/music/4107-goldberg-variations-bwv-988/

Duration:00:18:44

THE THIRD MAGPIE - Episode Eleven

2/10/2021
After a Lockdown hiatus, we are back with episode 11. Finn has survived the flu, but now he must travel with Sophie to the Treatment Centre. An omission on Finn's file puts him at risk of repatriation. Sophie must find a way to convince the officious guards if she ever wants to see her husband again. music: Ludwig Van Beethoven Piano Sonata no. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26 https://musopen.org/

Duration:00:20:16

THE THIRD MAGPIE - EpisodeTen

11/15/2020
As Finn’s illness worsens, he is faced with a compulsory confinement order. Sophie’s godmother, Anna goes to the cottage to help care for him. Music: Brendan Kinsella - Bach - Aria Variata, BVW. 989 - Variation No. 3 freemusicarchive.org/music/Brendan_Kinsella

Duration:02:13:39

THE THIRD MAGPIE - Episode Nine

11/8/2020
Episode 9 The cold air of winter blows into Finn’s life. Carl is angered by a letter while Finn suffers from flu-like symptoms gives cause for concern for Sophie, pushing her into calling her employer, Dr Henry Thatcher. Music: Waltz, Op 70 in F Minor; F Chopin: musopen.org

Duration:01:13:07

THE THIRD MAGPIE - Episode Eight

10/31/2020
Catherine interrogates Finn forcing him to reveal upsetting information. Music: Dee Yan Key - Weep No More - freemusicarchive.org

Duration:00:22:50

THE THIRD MAGPIE - Episode Seven

10/24/2020
Catherine's intrusive curiosity leads her the English tutor's public file. An absence of information raises more questions than answers about Finn. Music: Dee Yan Key, Adagio – Mother Nature’s Sleep - musopen.org C.G. Reissiger, O Bone Jesu - Les Petits Chanteurs de Montigny - freemusicarchive.org

Duration:01:39:04

THE THIRD MAGPIE - Episode Six

10/17/2020
‘Three magpies for a girl.’ Or is it, ‘Three for a funeral.’ As autumn gives way to December, news reaches AZ5 about a flu outbreak in the remote territory of AZ12. Catherine has a surprise for her tutor, one that has the power to turn Finn’s life upside down. Music: Julia Florida – Agustín Barrios Mangore - performer Jorge de la Cruz musopen.org

Duration:01:40:46

THE THIRD MAGPIE - Episode Five

10/10/2020
Catherine tells Finn about her father's basement library and makes a suggestion for some private reading. Music: Robert Schumann - Kinderszenen, Op15 number 7, Träumerei - musopen.org

Duration:02:01:43

THE THIRD MAGPIE - Episode Four

10/3/2020
Finn goes to the Commandant's Mansion for his first tutor session with Miss Catherine Fry, the Commandant's seventeen-year-old daughter. Music: Sergio Du Bois - Sonata 13, 2nd movement - musopen.org

Duration:01:33:10

THE THIRD MAGPIE - Episode Three

9/11/2020
Finn receives some surprising news from Carl about a new pupil about to join Finn's English class.

Duration:01:43:07

THE THIRD MAGPIE - Episode Two

9/11/2020
Finn and Sophie escape for a weekend at her parent's house. Sophie's mother, Michelle, takes advantage of the opportunity to voice her disapproval of her daughter's choice of husband. Chopin's Op 10, Etude no 9 in F Minor performed by Dr Elena Vorotko

Duration:01:41:24

THE THIRD MAGPIE - Episode One

9/11/2020
While Evie Sheehan mourns the absence of her youngest brother, over in New Albany, Digitally Interned Alien, Finn Sheehan and his Albian wife, Sophie, must adapt to the strictures of Albian rule.

Duration:01:41:42