Reading Between The Lines – the story podcast from The People’s Friend
“Stella And The Spy: The Romance Of A Spring Holiday”

“Stella And The Spy: The Romance Of A Spring Holiday”

April 12, 2021

This episode, the team from "The People's Friend" get together to chat about "Stella And The Spy: The Romance Of A Spring Holiday", by Margaret Douglas. This story was first published in the magazine in 1917, and has welcome shades of Enid Blyton about it . . .

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This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“The Black Sheep Of The Family: A Tale Of A Fancy Dress Ball”

“The Black Sheep Of The Family: A Tale Of A Fancy Dress Ball”

March 29, 2021

This episode, host Iain is joined by Marion, Tracey and Barry for a chat about "The Black Sheep Of The Family: A Tale Of A Fancy Dress Ball", by Evelyn Hope. This story was first published in "The People's Friend" in 1911, and comes complete with some intriguing plot holes that the team would have liked to have seen explored a little further . . .

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

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This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“Caroline Wickham”

“Caroline Wickham”

March 15, 2021

This episode, host Iain is joined by Marion, Tracey and Barry for a chat about "Caroline Wickham", a story first published in "The People's Friend" in April 1910. This one had us all a little surprised by the end . . . let us know on our social media channels if you were surprised as well . . . or better still, leave us a review!

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

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This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“The Girl Engine Driver: A Tale Of A Race With A Forest Fire”

“The Girl Engine Driver: A Tale Of A Race With A Forest Fire”

March 1, 2021

We knew we were on the right track the moment we discovered this story in our Archives. We're keen to see if you're onboard! This is "The Girl Engine Driver: A Tale Of A Race With A Forest Fire" by W.D. Morris, first published in "The People's Friend" in 1916. Host Iain is joined by Marion, Tracey and Barry for a chat that begins with the benefits of an American story, and ends with emulating the late Fred Dibnah . . .

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

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This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“The MacPeever Wrangles: The Burglar”

“The MacPeever Wrangles: The Burglar”

February 15, 2021

You were never really meant to hear this episode of “Reading Between The Lines”… this was our pilot, recorded for our ears only. So you’ll notice the audio quality isn't quite as good as our other discussions— but we hope you’ll bear with us, and agree it’s worth it in the end! Not just for the wonderful “The MacPeever Wrangles: The Burglar”, or for “Friend” Editor Angela’s podcast debut, but also for a delightful surprise Barry unearthed in our Archives! 

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“Love And Pride”

“Love And Pride”

February 1, 2021

The team are in the Roaring Twenties this week with “Love And Pride”, first published in “The People’s Friend” in 1927. Judey, Abbie and Barry join host Iain to pick over a “society” story that may have been written in a hurry – and to invent a new rating system for fiction from the “Friend” archives.

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“The MacPeever Wrangles: The Secrets Of Freemasonry”

“The MacPeever Wrangles: The Secrets Of Freemasonry”

January 18, 2021

The “Reading Between The Lines” team is back with the MacPeevers again this week, as the man of the house makes a comedic attempt to join the masons. 

This story, expertly read by “Friend” Production Editor Judey, is laced with the same good-natured humour first encountered in our festive episode (“The MacPeevers’ Christmas Cards”) — but it also gives Iain, Judey, Abbie and Barry a little insight into the inner workings of the ancient, clandestine order. 

That’s if Mr MacPeever’s account is to be believed! 

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“The Story Of A Masterpiece: An Artist’s Romance”

“The Story Of A Masterpiece: An Artist’s Romance”

January 4, 2021

Host Iain and the team are reaching back to the start of the last century in this episode of “Reading Between The Lines”, as they sit down for a chat about “The Story Of A Masterpiece: An Artist’s Romance” by Agnes Grozier Herbertson. 

First published in “The People’s Friend” in 1905, this slightly darker story leaves Alex, Mairi, and archivist David struggling a little to sympathise with any of the main characters; pondering the meaning of the word romance; and exploring the relationship between artist and muse. 

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up. 

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine! 

Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“The MacPeevers’ Christmas Cards”

“The MacPeevers’ Christmas Cards”

December 21, 2020

In this special festive episode of “Reading Between The Lines”, the team from “The People’s Friend” have picked out a comedic little Christmas story by frequent contributor AP Macdonald, first published in the magazine in 1906. 

Judey, Marion, and archivist Barry join host Iain for a chat about the festive spirit, good-natured points scoring between spouses, and breaking the fourth wall. 

Plus, they get the chance to play a little word-based parlour game Mr Macdonald invented for that year’s Christmas issue. It'’ simple, fun — and perfect for family Zoom calls! 

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“A Night Among Robbers: An American Adventure”

“A Night Among Robbers: An American Adventure”

December 7, 2020

In the first episode of “Reading Between The Lines”, the team from “The People’s Friend” have unearthed a wee gem of a story first published all the way back in 1871 – just two years after the magazine was first founded!

Alex, Mairi, and archivist David join host Iain for a chat about the humour and language use in the story; how difficult it was to narrate; and just how American this American adventure really is…

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

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