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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

May 31, 2022

The narrator in Cynthia Asquith’s “The Corner Shop” has a relatable problem: he needs to buy a wedding gift. So, one foggy, cold London night, he stops into a little antique shop and finds exactly what he needs. He enjoys the shop so much that he returns again. This time, though, he buys something for himself: a little jade frog. The frog turns out to be more than he bargained for, and the narrator finds himself pulled into a family drama and maybe the center of a ghost story.

Recommended in this episode: Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

UP NEXT: Allison V. Harding’s “The Underbody”

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Our social media is @MonsterWrote on Twitter and Instagram. Our email is This episode was produced and researched by Lisa and Mel. Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini, used with permission.