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Dear Percival

Dear Percival

By Charles Green

Danny Saverino works in The Druids Eye bookshop in Bloomsbury with Mr Bootle, The Great Mrs Gharib, Jemima and Jacquetta.
His parents are missing and Dear Percival is Danny's diary entries following his worldwide search.
All of these fantastic characters (and so many more) feature in the wonderful new novel People of Bloomsbury by D. J. Swales.

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Episode 23 - Dear Percival/Luxor (part 3)
Episode 23 - Dear Percival/Luxor (part 3)
Danny is loving the Luxor Winter Palace. His crowdfunding sponsors are getting stroppy. What has become of Basma! Has she eaten the cauliflower crudités or has she been eaten by hyenas! Danny decides he wants to become a writer. It doesn't last long...
08:07
May 14, 2022
Episode 22 - Dear Percival/Luxor (part 2)
Episode 22 - Dear Percival/Luxor (part 2)
In this episode Danny meets Yassir, a Nubian handyman of many talents and Basma an extremely athletic hotel employee...well not meet exactly...chased by would be more accurate after he makes an express hotel check out. Will Basma catch him up! Why! Where!
09:10
May 13, 2022
Episode 21 - Dear Percival/Luxor (part 1)
Episode 21 - Dear Percival/Luxor (part 1)
In this episode Danny travels to Luxor in Egypt in the search for his missing parents. He receives a mysterious phone call. Who is the mystery caller! What do they know! Where are they! Listen in and find out!!
08:51
May 12, 2022
Episode 20 - Dear Percival/El Gouna (part 3)
Episode 20 - Dear Percival/El Gouna (part 3)
Danny is traumatised by some massive vegetables and discovers that his Mum has been limbo dancing and giving English lessons. Will Danny ever find his parents!!!!
10:27
April 06, 2022
Episode 19 - Dear Percival/El Gouna (part 2)
Episode 19 - Dear Percival/El Gouna (part 2)
Danny is staying in an adults only hotel witnessing things he has never seen before! Making noodles with meatballs in a kettle is just not right!!
06:11
April 05, 2022
Episode 18 - Dear Percival/El Gouna (part 1)
Episode 18 - Dear Percival/El Gouna (part 1)
Danny is now in Egypt. He still hasn't found his parents who are proving elusive. We hear about Suzette's spotty bottom and a moral outrage. Will Danny be arrested!
08:28
March 17, 2022
Episode 17 - Dear Percival/Jeju Island (part 3)
Episode 17 - Dear Percival/Jeju Island (part 3)
In this episode we hear about some of Danny's crowdfunders. Suzette who used to be wonderful and now definitely isn't, Ricky who has a sleazy-looking hot tub and Akiko who has lost her parents too.
07:01
March 15, 2022
Episode 16 - Dear Percival/Jeju Island (part 2)
Episode 16 - Dear Percival/Jeju Island (part 2)
Danny has an armrest war on the plane. Will he triumph! Will he use the kimchi as a weapon of mass murmuring and disgust!
06:29
March 15, 2022
Episode 15 - Dear Percival/Jeju Island (part 1)
Episode 15 - Dear Percival/Jeju Island (part 1)
Danny is in South Korea hot on the trail of his parents. We hear about the haenyeo divers, corsets and Danny's overindulgence on Kimchi and the remarkably gassy effect it has on him. Nobody strike a match!!
09:11
March 15, 2022
Episode 14 - Dear Percival/Port Aransas (part 2)
Episode 14 - Dear Percival/Port Aransas (part 2)
Danny is still trapped on the sand dune by hundreds of rattlesnakes. We hear all about Alabaster and Enid Blyton. Will Danny ever catch up with his parents!
09:16
March 05, 2022
Episode 13 - Dear Percival/Port Aransas (part 1)
Episode 13 - Dear Percival/Port Aransas (part 1)
In this episode we find Danny, still searching for his missing parents, trapped on a sand dune, surrounded by rattlesnakes and alligators. We also hear how he becomes the Port Aransas barbecue King!
11:40
March 04, 2022
Episode 12 - Dear Percival/Barbados
Episode 12 - Dear Percival/Barbados
In this episode we hear how Danny's search for his parents has got as far as Barbados. We also hear about Lara, Brandy, Ricky, Marlene and Suzette (who was named after a pancake). Will Danny find his parents! Will Suzette turn out to be a total bitch!
13:28
February 20, 2022
Episode 11 - Dear Percival/Boracay
Episode 11 - Dear Percival/Boracay
In this first instalment of Danny's diary we learn that his parents have been seen in the Philippines on the paradise Isle of Boracay. Will Danny catch up with them?
10:53
February 12, 2022
Episode 10 - The Doggerland Republic (part 2)
Episode 10 - The Doggerland Republic (part 2)
Danny learns of Vesta Tilley and Sarah Siddons. Will he visit Worcester with Genghis Snell and Mrs Sorpresa?
09:45
February 06, 2022
Episode 9 - The Doggerland Republic (part 1)
Episode 9 - The Doggerland Republic (part 1)
Danny is thwarted in his search yet again. Will he ever find his parents? Will Jemima emit a malodorous cloud? Was that really Josie in the Co-op?
09:46
February 05, 2022
Episode 8 - The Booth
Episode 8 - The Booth
In this episode, Danny persuades Mr Bootle to allow a 'Booth' in the bookshop like the one he had seen in Paris. It does not end well.
09:01
February 01, 2022
Episode 7 - Shakespeare & Company
Episode 7 - Shakespeare & Company
We hear how Danny's trip to Paris went. Is his search for his parents fruitless? We are introduced to Balian Bartholomew, owner of the iconic Shakespeare & Company bookshop.
17:09
January 29, 2022
Episode 6 - Jemima & Jacquetta (part 3)
Episode 6 - Jemima & Jacquetta (part 3)
Mr Bootle tells Danny all about Jemima and how she came to be locked in a cupboard in the basement. What is she?Yes, she's a ghost! And a nasty one as well.
10:12
January 27, 2022
Episode 5 - Jemima & Jacquetta (part 2)
Episode 5 - Jemima & Jacquetta (part 2)
Danny has a close encounter with Jemima , or is it Sabrina, or Suzy, or Lilith? What is she? What is she doing locked in a cupboard? Mr Bootle saves the day.
12:17
January 25, 2022
Episode 4 - Jemima & Jacquetta (part 1)
Episode 4 - Jemima & Jacquetta (part 1)
In part one of this thrilling episode Danny learns more about the mysterious, malodorous Jemima and the disdainful Jacquetta of Luxembourg.
11:27
January 22, 2022
Episode 3 - Goodbye India
Episode 3 - Goodbye India
In this episode Danny finds out more about Mr. Bootle's family and history. He finds a strange locked door in the basement. Why is it locked? What's in there?
09:54
January 20, 2022
Episode 2 - Mr Bootle
Episode 2 - Mr Bootle
In this episode Danny Saverino hears more about the fascinating and mysterious Mr Bootle, his family's life in India and the bookshops they ran there. This episode and podcast showcases Danny Saverino and his diary Dear Percival taken from the new and fantastic new novel People of Bloomsbury by author and poet D J Swales.
08:17
January 18, 2022
Episode 1 - Danny Saverino
Episode 1 - Danny Saverino
In this episode we are introduced to Danny Saverino, one of the fantastic characters from the upcoming magical realism novel People of Bloomsbury by D J Swales and hear how he started to work for Mr Bootle at The Druids Eye bookshop in Bloomsbury.
12:59
January 16, 2022
Dear Percival - Boracay
Dear Percival - Boracay
This is the first episode of the Dear Percival letters from People of Bloomsbury by D J Swales. We hear of Danny Saverino and his search for his parents. Fireworks, a lost filling, Sexxie Sharon and Tahitian fire dancing all appear.
07:26
December 20, 2021