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We read books, then talk about them in chunks - listen to us get to grips with some of your favourite old classics or pick up something new and read along with us!

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We're rounding off our December of Christmas themed material with a look at the ultra-short story by Charles Dickens called The Goblins who Stole a Sexton. It's taken from the Pickwick Papers and is seen by many (including us) as the spiritual dad of A Christmas Carol. It's got goblins, ghastly goings on and a gravedigger called Gabriel Grubb. What's not to love?

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Welcome to a special episode of shark liver oil where we'll be doing things a little differently. For our third part of our guide to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens we'll be discussing your feedback, reviews from around the world and taking a look at some modern re-tellings of the classic story including: - Mickey's Chistmas Carol - Scrooged - The Muppet Christmas Carol - Blackadder's Christmas Carol So grab a mug of mulled wine and a mince pie and sit back to enjoy a festive feast of podcast prattle!

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It's the last part of our coverage of A Christmas Carol, and we've got jolly ghosts, silent ghosts, a massive feast, a bit of slap and tickle behind the curtains, the stamp collectors of the British Empire, and Ebenezer Scrooge really really seriously failing to take a hint. Also featuring Dave's desperate attempt to feel the simple redemptive joy of a child at one of the most over-used lines in English literature. Next week we're doing the best of the adaptations for our Christmas Special, so get in touch with any suggestions, thoughts and ideas: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, and on Twitter: @sharkliveroil

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December 9, 2014

A Christmas Carol 1: Humbug!

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Wooooo! Woooooooo! Woooooooooo! It's time to combine two of Shark Liver Oil's favourite things - christmas and ghost stories! Yes, it's the first of a three part extravaganza about the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Ebeneezer Scrooge is a brooding, anti-yuletilde eco-warrior who abhors fossil fuel energy. Jacob Marley is an insubstantial wispy wonder with a fetish for clanking chains and ghostly voyeurism. And Mr G. Christmas-Past is a nostalgia loving smarty pants with a flickering candle flame for a head. With characters like that, it can't fail to be good!

If you've any suggestions for modern re-tellings of A Christmas Carol for us to talk about during our christmas special in a couple of weeks, send them in to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com

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