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Liars' League
The heart of literary London
Writers write. Actors read. Audience listens. Everybody wins.
Interests: Great stories well told.
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Duello Crapula MP3 Read by Cliff Chapman Henry’s car rumbled as it passed over the cattle grid on the southern border of his estate. He clutched the leather seats either side of him, leant forward into his protruding belly and... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Liars' League
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Snake Pit MP3 Read by Grace Cookey-Gam The crowd stomps in one booming heartbeat. A ruddy patch stains the middle of the sand-caked arena floor. I’m wearing a helmet and almost no armour with barely enough clothes to cover me.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Liars' League
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Death in the Drawing Room MP3 Read by Louisa Gummer I stare at myself in the bathroom mirror. “You,” I say out loud, “are an innocent woman.” I take a good, hard look at my reflection. Do I look truly... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Liars' League
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Sick Face MP3 Read by Lois Tucker Did you ever have a day when you were just sick of your own face? It comes out of the blue: you see some random stranger and the face they wear is so... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Liars' League
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Intuitive to the Stars MP3 Read by Silas Hawkins Elsie opens the refrigerator. Opens the vegetable crisper. Closes it. Opens the other crisper, where we keep fruit. Closes it. I say, “He was more elderly than I imagined.” Elsie re-opens... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Liars' League
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Balanced on the Blade MP3 Read by Katy Darby If you want to blame anyone, blame her. Miss Manson won't let me leave early, the old cow. She knows I’m the most reliable of all the Saturday girls but no,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Liars' League
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Read by Peter Kenny - Listen to full podcast I heard an almighty scream and the battle cry, ‘Oh my word!’ That was the first sign we had of our day centre’s impending doom. It was Cockney Doris who was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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Read by Nicky Diss - Listen to full podcast They both understand that the things they say to the cat are meant for each other. Darling, sweetheart, love you. Things they'd never dream of saying to each other for real.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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Read by David Mildon - Listen to full podcast Accept your fate. Accept that the series of unlikely events and occurrences that culminated in you did in fact happen and would in fact make a wonderful story, the kind that,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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Read by Beverley Longhurst - Listen to full podcast Acting is a hard gig [sighs, looks upwards]. I’m fast approaching 40, living in a flatshare [wipes forehead, raises eyebrows] and I can barely afford the rent. I’ve had some pretty... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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Read by Paul Clarke - Listen to full podcast Thank God that’s over. I had to do it for Bonzo – I couldn’t let him down. A promise is a promise. I might have been over the limit when I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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Read by Patsy Prince - Listen to full podcast The guidance system they used in the Apollo 11 moon landing only had 64 kilobytes of memory. I bet you didn’t know that, did you? That’s less than a modern electric... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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We've worked with a lot of excellent folk over the years, and you'll find some of our favourite collaborations listed here. Click below to be whisked to the videos and stories we read for and with them ... BBC Radio... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
We've been recording our stories since the beginning, and we have a ton of audio goodness (over 150 episodes) available on our podcast over at Jellycast: you can subscribe, download or listen to them individually here if you haven't already.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Liars' League
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Liars' League NYC was born in May 2012. Run by an original co-founder of Liars' League London, Andrew Lloyd-Jones, our New York sister League is a stalwart at the KGB Bar. It takes its time with a longer word count... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Liars' League
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Liars' League HK was born in February 2012, to great acclaim, the very first event packed out. Hong Kong choose a lower word count, fitting in more stories and manages to squeeze in a live musical interlude as well. After... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Liars' League
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Those who have followed our events for a while will know that as well as free-flowing booze, our annual Christmas show features the hotly-anticipated MVP (Most Valuable Player) Awards, which recognise the contributions of our most prolific actors and authors... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Liars' League
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Over the years, our LL judges have proven more than adept at talent-spotting, picking work by authors who go on to win prizes, fame and international publishing deals. Here are just a few of our success stories (alphabetical by first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Liars' League
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Today's Top 10 is Top 10 Best Story Titles (in no particular order) ... which one tickles your fancy? The Alminian Dragon of Tureq by David Varela, read by Will Goodhand The Love Song of the Predator Drone by Owen... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Liars' League
How do we decide which our favourite story videos of all time are? Why, simple! Ask YouTube. Here, then, are the ten most watched videos on our YouTube channel (which by the way has over 300 free-to-view stories on it,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Liars' League
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Ten glorious years, 111 events, and well over 500 stories, but we tasked the League to pick their ten as the best of the best! Is your favourite in here? (Comment below if not!) Liars' League Top Ten Stories: the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Liars' League
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The votes are in! The lie is cast! The truth will out! Yes, we've found half-a-dozen shameless, barefaced fictions to celebrate our TENTH BIRTHDAY on Tuesday April 11th (click for Facebook event) - and you're invited! There are body doubles... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Liars' League
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Tiny Bald Patch MP3 Read by Rich Keeble Full podcast here The problem with people, Xavier Frutiger believed, is we’re all so horribly sensitive. Well, perhaps that was a little melodramatic, but there was no denying Frutiger had suffered at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Liars' League
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Clove Oil and Vodka MP3 Read by Suzanne Goldberg Full podcast here If you’ve ever researched how to euthanise a fish, you’ll know that the most humane method is with clove oil and vodka. The juries which preside over internet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Liars' League