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Fandom: Dear Ladies
Rating: U/G
Warnings: Mild innuendo and rather a lot of puns
Disclaimer: Hinge and Bracket were created by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan. Dear Ladies was written by Fyffe and Logan, and Gyles Brandreth, and produced by the BBC. My story also contains characters and references from the BBC radio series The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket by Gerald Frow.

Total: 7,807 Words

This Chapter: 4,184 Words

Part 1



The dear ladies were hard at work at the kitchen table. Several presents had been wrapped but there was still a substantial pile to go.

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scfrankles: knight on horseback with lance lowered (knight)
Fandom: Dear Ladies
Rating: U/G
Warnings: Mild innuendo and rather a lot of puns
Disclaimer: Hinge and Bracket were created by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan. Dear Ladies was written by Fyffe and Logan, and Gyles Brandreth, and produced by the BBC. My story also contains characters and references from the BBC radio series The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket by Gerald Frow.

Total: 7,807 Words

This Chapter: 3,623 Words




“Christmas!” declared Evadne, coming out of the kitchen and into the living room.

“Hallowe’en, surely,” said Hilda from her armchair, automatically glancing at the calendar.

“No,” said Evadne, with a hint of exasperation. “I mean perhaps we should start planning for Christmas. It popped into my head as I was making my preparations for tonight.”

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scfrankles: knight on horseback with lance lowered (knight)
Fandom: Dear Ladies
Rating: U/G
Warnings: Mild innuendo
Disclaimer: Hinge and Bracket were created by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan. Dear Ladies was written by Fyffe and Logan, and Gyles Brandreth, and produced by the BBC.

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As she moved about the living room in the morning sunlight, Evadne hummed and smiled to herself.

“You’re humming and smiling to yourself,” said Hilda, glancing up from her magazine.

Evadne stopped and looked over at her companion. “Well, I am going to band practice,” she said. “It does help to take an interest in the music.”

“Yes, but what about the smiling? You’ve never shown much interest in that,” said Hilda.

Evadne attempted to give Hilda a hard stare but the smile crept back onto her face.

“Just happy,” she said, and started searching the living room again.

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scfrankles: knight on horseback with lance lowered (knight)
Fandom: Dear Ladies
Rating: U/G
Warnings: Mild innuendo and rather a lot of puns
Disclaimer: Hinge and Bracket were created by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan. Dear Ladies was written by Fyffe and Logan, and Gyles Brandreth, and produced by the BBC.

There are quotations in the story from Oh, Look at Me! (lyrics by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade, music by Julian Slade) and Regular Royal Queen (lyrics by W.S. Gilbert and music by Arthur Sullivan).

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Hilda, Evadne and the vicar had gathered together in the church hall in order to discuss the Stackton Carnival. Joan Shanks couldn’t be present because she was having her plaster cast redone.

(“Apparently they’ve had yet another look at her X-rays and the arm needs to be reset again,” the vicar had explained.

“It’s shameful really,” said Evadne. “This farce has been going on for months.”

“That’s probably why they needed to change the cast,” said Hilda.)

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scfrankles: knight on horseback with lance lowered (knight)
Fandom: Dear Ladies
Rating: U/G
Warnings: Mild innuendo and rather a lot of puns
Disclaimer: Hinge and Bracket were created by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan. Dear Ladies was written by Fyffe and Logan, and Gyles Brandreth, and produced by the BBC.

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“I’m home, Hilda!” Evadne sang out from the hallway.

Hilda put down her Woman’s Weekly and watched as her companion entered the sitting room, carrying what looked like a soft briefcase.

“You look cheerful,” said Hilda.

“I’ve completed the course!” said Evadne in triumph.

“Always wise…” said Hilda.

“No, dear,” said Evadne. “The computer course at the town hall.” She showed Hilda the bag. “And Teddy has loaned me his laptop so I can practise at home.”

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