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Festive Story: Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Blue Carbuncle’

December 16th 2016

FESTIVE STORY: Rounding off the THRESHOLDS year, we bring you a festive treat in the form of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Christmassy short story ‘The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle’…

Festive Story: James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’

December 22nd 2014

In a special Christmas post, we bring you James Joyce’s festive short story ‘The Dead’: ‘Lily, the caretaker’s daughter, was literally run off her feet. Hardly had she brought one gentleman into the little pantry behind the office on the ground floor and helped him off with his overcoat than the wheezy hall door bell clanged again and she had to scamper along the bare hallway to let in another guest…’

Anton Chekhov’s ‘New Year Martyrs’

December 18th 2013

In a special festive post, we bring you Anton Chekhov’s short story ‘New Year Martyrs’: ’”Happy New Year, Happy New Year…” he mumbles, staring blankly at the ceiling and breathing heavily…’

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