We are delighted to offer you another ghost story for Christmas. Good friend of the Good Friends, Mike Perceval-Maxwell (host of Mr Spike’s Bedtime Stories), has once again organised a suitably festive performance on our Discord server. He is joined by guest readers Scott Dorward, Sarah Dovey, Rina Haenze, Brian Murphy, T A Newman, Mike Perceval-Maxwell, Sue Savage and Graham Walmsley.

This year, it’s the turn of Jerome K Jerome’s “Told After Supper”. While Jerome (or Jerome to his friends) may not seem like an obvious choice for a ghost story, “Told After Supper” is packed full of all manner of apparitions, spectres, and murderous revenants. It is also very funny, and has the added bonus of being set around a drunken Christmas Eve celebration.

Jerome K Jerome

We have broken the story up into three parts. Our plan is to release them all as bonus episodes in the run-up to Christmas. If you would like to listen to the remaining parts live, you can hear them on our Discord server. We will be reading at 22:30 GMT on the following evenings:

  • Part 2 – 19th December
  • Part 3 – 20th December

So pour yourself a nice glass of punch, tell your favourite anecdote — if only to yourself, and prepare to take the curate to the cleaners!

Deck The Halls, performed by the USAFB Concert Band, is in the public domain.

If you would like to read along at home, you can find “Told After Supper” on Project Gutenberg.

And if all this has put you in the mood for Christmas ghost stories, please check out our previous readings:

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