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The short story tweetathon

Last updated 25 October

The short stories have all been tweeted. Now actors Brenda Blethyn, Hugh Bonneville and Bill Nighy lend their voices to the Society's tweetathon campaign by reading the twitter tales, available below.

And as a special pre-halloween treat you can also download the classic horror story, The Monkey’s Paw, by W. W. Jacobs.

Read more about the BBC short story cuts campaign

Listen to all six twitter tales below

Don't forget to 'click on the cloud' if you want to share these recordings on Twitter, Facebook etc.

Week 1

The Ian Rankin twitter tale curated by Susie Maguire and read by Bill Nighy.

Week 2

The Sarah Waters twitter tale curated by Ian Skillicorn and read by Brenda Blethyn.

Week 3

The Simon Brett twitter tale curated by Simon Brett and read by Bill Nighy.

Week 4

The Joanne Harris twitter tale curated by Jane Thynne and read by Hugh Bonneville.

Week 5

The Neil Gaiman daytime twitter tale curated by Alison Joseph and read by Hugh Bonneville.

The Neil Gaiman evening twitter tale curated by Colin Teevan and read by Brenda Blethyn.

Actor Pip Torrens provided the voice-over for each of the recordings crediting the authors, readers and the campaign.

 

Read the SoA tales

 

Download a classic short story

As a special pre-halloween treat you can also download the classic horror story, The Monkey’s Paw, by W. W. Jacobs.

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