The Penguin Podcast: Christmas Bumper, Part 2 feat. The Snowman and Charles Dickens by Penguin Books UK published on 2012-12-21T15:28:35Z Merry Christmas! We’re back, as promised, for the second part of our Bumper Christmas Podcast. We are so excited, as I’m sure all of you are, about tomorrow... spending time with the family, eating a massive Christmas lunch, playing games and snoozing in front of the television. But for now, if you find yourself madly rushing around getting everything ready, why not take a quick break, put your feet up, help yourself to a mince pie (or mini chocolate yule log) and relax listening to our Penguin Podcast. We're going to start with something for the teenagers and uni students. Ben Masters, author of Noughties and Joe Thomas, star from The Inbetweeners and Fresh Meat, reminisce about their uni days and interview each other on writing the book and recording the audiobook. We then have an extract from a Charles Dicken’s classic. No not A Christmas Carol, as fitting as that would be on Christmas Eve, but another of his fantastic Christmas reads The Chimes, read by Geoffrey Palmer. Following this, the legendary Dick Francis’s son Felix joins us to talk about his book Bloodline and how he’s following in his father’s writing footsteps. We then have a Christmassy cocktail recipe from Margot Henderson’s You’re All Invited, read by her editor Juliet Annan. So if you’re having a Christmas party tonight or just fancy a change from mulled wine, we suggest you run out and get the ingredients (see below), because it’s delicious! Finally, we’re going to play a wonderful extract from a much loved Children’s Christmas book. This year The Snowman has been brought back to life in The Snowman and the Snowdog, so what could be better than listening to Raymond Briggs’ classic, heartwarming tale ready by Andrew Sachs. One more thing, there's a price promotion over the Christmas period on Penguin's bestselling eBooks. So listen out for it at the end of the podcast. Finally Penguin would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!