There are only three days left to listen to a 20 minute BBC broadcast of a reading of the newly discovered tarot short-story by Anthony Burgess – here. Burgess wrote “Chance Would Be a Fine Thing” in the early 1960s but couldn’t find anyone willing to publish it. The story is about two middle-aged women and their ill-fated experiments with Tarot cards. Otherwise, you will have to wait for it to be published in 2013. Burgess appeared to have a deep interest in tarot, owning several decks and having designed one of his own. He is known to have read cards at a village fete in the 1950s disguised as ‘Professor Sosostris the famous clairvoyant’ (an obvious reference to T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Wasteland”). Read more about the story here. (Thanks to Fiona Blount.)

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