Episode 16: Oh Whistle and I’ll Come To You, My Lad

“…since he merely appears in this prologue, there is no need to give his entitlements.”

And even more wit cut with fear and spooks from this episode’s author M R James.

Short too, but don’t let that fool you, there is plenty here to give pause for thought for even the most under-active of imaginations.

Check it out here as the seventh title amongst a trove of ghost stories:




Further reading

In reading this we were taken to the beautiful East-Anglian coast so we thought we’d pass on the favour by showing you where Parkins hit white balls ineffectually with sticks.

Also this week we have some tidbits about the story itself, an interview about the 2010 TV adaptation and the 1968 TV version. In addition to that we have an article included mostly because it validates our opinions, making us feel clever.

Should you wish to go the whole hog, head over to a podcast devoted far more singlemindedly and worthily to M R James than we could have managed.

Lastly, for those of you not ‘au fait’ with our dear Victor Meldrew and the British TV classic ‘One Foot in the Grave’ I say two things; firstly what were you doing on Sunday evenings between the ages of six and nine years old? Secondly; have a look, it’s quite good.

Should you wish to say something on the internet that you can’t ever take back, consider letting us do it to for you by emailing us at podcast@shelfboundpod.com or by commenting on our Facebook or Twitter accounts.



Back we go into the unfamiliar and novel territory* as we choose once again from a modern author. What will we find when we descend upon ‘Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom’ by Cory Doctorow? Read along with us if you wish by following the link below:

Link to download is http://craphound.com/down/download/

We look forward to talking at you again in two weeks time!


*All word play submitted in this blog is intentional and may be used as a marker in judging both wit and character of the authors**, who are quite silly at times and deaf to criticism.

**Blame David, he wrote this post. Fred

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