Living Alone

Stella BENSON (1892 - 1933)

This is not a real book. It does not deal with real people, nor should it be read by real people. But there are in the world so many real books already written for the benefit of real people, and there are still so many to be written, that I cannot believe that a little alien book such as this, written for the magically-inclined minority, can be considered too assertive a trespasser. -- Stella Benson (author)
 
Published in 1919, and set in London during the First World War, Living Alone tells of the meeting of a recluse and a witch, then rambles through magic, morality and aerial dogfights on broomsticks. There isn't too much in the way of a plot, but with its curious blend of fantasy and practical detail of a country in war-time, it's a charmingly weird novel that I hope will entertain witches, wizards and muggles alike. -- Cori Samuel (narrator)

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - Magic Comes to a Committee Cori Samuel
00:19:26
Play 02 2 - The Committee Comes to Magic Cori Samuel
00:35:35
Play 03 3 - The Everlasting Boy Cori Samuel
00:20:52
Play 04 4 - The Forbidden Sandwich Cori Samuel
00:21:21
Play 05 5 - An Air Raid Seen From Below Cori Samuel
00:31:27
Play 06 6 - An Air Raid Seen From Above Cori Samuel
00:25:27
Play 07 7 - The Faery Farm Cori Samuel
00:42:10
Play 08 8 - The Regrettable Wednesday Cori Samuel
00:24:21
Play 09 9 - The House of Living Alone Moves Away Cori Samuel
00:34:29
Play 10 10 - The Dweller Alone Cori Samuel
00:06:33