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12 Days of CraftLit - Twelfth Day

Twelfth Day… (Find all the days here Thank you William John Locke (20 March 1863 – 15 May 1930) was a novelist and playwright, born in Cunningsbury St George, Christ Church, Demerara, British Guyana. In 1894 he published his first novel, At the Gate of Samaria, but he did not achieve real success for another decade, with The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne (1905) and The Beloved Vagabond (1906). Chambers Biographical Dictionary wrote of his "long series of novels and plays which...

Duration: 01:19:33

12 Days of CraftLit - Eleventh Day

Eleventh Day… (Find all the days here) Thank you Charles Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be...

Duration: 01:25:27

12 Days of CraftLit - Tenth Day

Tenth Day… (Find all the days here) Thank you Arnold Bennett (27 May 1867 – 27 March 1931) Enoch Arnold Bennett was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda, and film. The Christmas Eve Burglary (1906) Read by: Ruth Golding (31:20) Sir Jehosephat (Sir Jee), A Cresage (?) , Whoever Velasquez might be…HA!, Some part of Mr Smith introduction was funny or important, Nelson Column Ellis Parker Butler...

Duration: 01:12:56

12 Days of CraftLit - Ninth Day

Ninth Day… (Find all the days here) Thank you Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898) better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility...

Duration: 00:33:51

12 Days of CraftLit - Eighth Day

Eighth Day… (Find all the days here) Thank you Marion Clifford, Lady Dunboyne (c.1841 - 1919) daughter of Henry Morgan-Clifford, a British Liberal Party politician, and wife of the 15th/25th Baron Dunboyne, an Irish peer. She sometimes also wrote under her married name Marion Clifford-Butler. Bertie’s Ride (p.98) Read by: BookAngel7 (23:49) Richard Harding Davis (1864 - 1916) was a journalist and writer of fiction and drama, known foremost as the first American war...

Duration: 00:37:44

12 Days of CraftLit - Seventh Day

Seventh Day… (Find all the days here) Thank you Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson () xmas short works 2015 Santa Claus Read by: Son the Exiles (2:09) Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five...

Duration: 00:41:21

12 Days of CraftLit - Sixth Day

Sixth Day… (Find all the days here) Thank you Elizabeth Anderson And that’s all she wrote! Goblin Christmas Read by: Linda Ferguson 6:45 Abbie Phillips Walker (1867 - 1951) And that’s all we’ve got on her. Why Santa Claus was Late Read by: David Lawrence Elizabeth Harrison Thazit. Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe Read by: Alyssa McCaslan Rebecca Sophia Clarke (February 22, 1833-August 10, 1906) also known as Sophie May, was an American author of children's fiction. She...

Duration: 01:16:15

12 Days of CraftLit - Fifth Day

Fifth Day of Craftlit (Find all the days here) Thank you Elizabeth Harrison(September 1, 1849 – October 31, 1927) was an American educator. She was the founder and first president of what is today National Louis University.[1] Harrison was a pioneer in creating professional standards for early childhood teachers and in promoting early childhood education. How to Celebrate Christmas (p.41) Read by: Heather Ordover Charles Knight (15 March 1791–9 March 1873) was an English...

Duration: 01:15:22

12 Days of CraftLit - Fourth Day

Fourth Day of Craftlit (Find all the days here) Thank you CBS Radio Theater A Very Private Miracle — Howard DaSilva - always my Ben (and this, and this, and this) Music: Christmas Lullaby Scotland June 2108 1-800-826-2266 Final payment 15th of March Put it on your gift list - Get for your favorite CraftLit Listener-trip to Scotland The old Christmas Carol audio files that can be played on any computer or mp3 player are here: audio, and 190 audio, and 191 audio Read by Glen...

Duration: 00:55:52

12 Days of CraftLit - Third Day

Third Day of Craftlit (Find all the days here) Thank you William Dean Howells was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright, nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters". He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story “Christmas Every Day” and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria.. Turkeys Turning the Tables — Apple Pandowdy - pie...

Duration: 00:53:20

12 Days of CraftLit - Second Day

Second Day of Craftlit (Find all the days here) "What Makes Christmas Christmas" and "The Chaparral Christmas" Thank you Grace Latimer Jones (1879 - ?) American educator, graduate of Bryn Mawr, Suffragette, headmistress at the Columbus School for Girls in Ohio and wife of Charles F. W. McClure, who was a professor of biology at Princeton. What Makes Christmas Christmas - a -- Morality Play -- Plum Pudding Cast of What Makes Christmas Christmas: Narrator: Pamela Krantz...

Duration: 01:00:09

The 12 Days of CraftLit - First Day

A Little Book of Christmas: "The Child Who Had Everything But --" and "Santa Claus And Little Billee" First day of Craftlit (Find all the days here) Thank you Today… A Little Book of Christmas John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 – January 21, 1922) was an American author, humorist, editor and satirist. Columbia university, Harper’s magazineS (he worked on or for many), New Metropolitan magazine, and Puck—this guy got...

Duration: 01:14:47

476: Op-Ed - Predator Edition

Opening song downloaded in 2006 as podsafe music: David Acton’s “The Prodigal” DISCLAIMER This bonus episode of CraftLit likely belongs at the end of Herland, but since the inciting incidents didn’t occur for several years, I’m putting it here, but with a warning - language and subject matter are NOT what you will find in the other 475± episodes of CraftLit. This is NOT an episode to have a first-listen with your kids in the car. To that end, I am well aware that there will be parts of...

Duration: 00:46:42

475: Sneak Peek

|Our Episode Sponsor is… | lovepop cards (starts at 5:03) Unlock special pricing for 5 or more cards AND get free shipping on any order by going to AND you can enter a time-sensitive give-away to win one of THREE lovepop cards which I will get to you PRONTO so you can send them to a special someone for the holidays. Here’s an Instagram post from me from nearly a year ago, touting the awesomeness of LovePop cards: Such a beautiful Valentine from my Valentine!...

Duration: 01:10:11

474: The Count of Monte Cristo - Listener Episode

|Our Episode Sponsor is… | (starts at 3:59) For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit and enter promo code craftlit30 | Nikolai Porter | The Devil Game | SCOTLAND | Birnam Wood, The Ell Shop in Dunkeld, Dunkeld Villiage, Blair Atholl Distillery WhiskeyCast Holiday Vacations search with Keyword “CRAFT” Checkout the itinerary Dianne’s number 1-800-826-2266, Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" | BOOKTALK starts at 11:37 |. Other George MacDonald stories on...

Duration: 00:33:30

473: The Magic Mirror - George MacDonald

|Our Episode Sponsor is… | (starts at 9:46) For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit and enter promo code craftlit30 | Bits and Bobs | Riverdale on CW, Jughead Pattern | SCOTLAND | Birnam Wood, The Ell Shop in Dunkeld, Dunkeld Villiage, Blair Atholl Distillery WhiskeyCast Holiday Vacations search with Keyword “CRAFT” Checkout the itinerary Dianne’s number 1-800-826-2266, Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" | BOOKTALK starts at 15:50 |. Other George...

Duration: 01:22:10

472: chapter 117 - End of The Count of Monte Cristo

End of The Count of Monte Cristo (I know!?! 70 whole episodes to pull this sucker off!) | SCOTLAND | Various Stirling Castle sites here, here, Braveheart here, William Wallace here, and our hotel, the Dunkeld House Hotel and Spa (!) here. Dianne’s Video The History of Stirling Castle Monument drone pix 1st half of Scotland Trip map. Holiday Vacations search with Keyword “CRAFT” Checkout the itinerary Dianne’s number 1-800-826-2266, Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" | BOOKTALK starts at...

Duration: 01:03:48

471 - Chapters 114-116 - The Count of Monte Cristo

| BOOKTALK starts at 17:33 |. Figaro and his “mastery of English” The old text I mentioned about Marius & The Gracci Breguet the man and Breguet’s (I totally didn’t pronounce this right - couldn’t read my notes! Age. Bah.) Repeater (And Rousseau’s grandfather was a watchmaker and made this - WOW!) | SCOTLAND | Loch Katrine Sir Walter Scott steamship The Lady of the Lake (1810) is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott. Sir Walter Scott’s Rob Roy (novel) Rob Roy MacGregor, the man Filmed...

Duration: 01:28:21

470 - Chapters 112-113 - The Count of Monte Cristo

Helping Puerto Rico As many of you know, Puerto Rico has been devastated by the latest slew of hurricanes, leaving the island without power and making it very difficult to contact loved ones. Here in New Hope I know several families affected by this disaster - so from now until Sunday night *half of anything bought from CraftLit will go to a disaster relief fund for Puerto Rico.* See the link below for details. Book Notes...

Duration: 01:26:47

469 - Chapters 108-111 - The Count of Monte Cristo

Book Notes (02:28) Overly sarcastic Productions: Lord of the Flies Tall Poppy Syndrome It's no surprise that the end of the book is rapidly approaching. Once the book is a wrap Heather wants to hear your thoughts on the longest book CraftLit has tackled. But if you're a bit behind don't worry - you can still call in with your takeaways once you've finished and Heather will do another "Wrap-up" episode in a month or so if there are more voices to be heard. Call 206-350-1642 | SCOTLAND |...

Duration: 01:38:49

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