This week we get off to a steamy start with the launch of the Literary Hub’s prize for the “best erotic passage” (this is not a joke), before we discuss the discovery of Shakespeare’s first Folio and a molecular version of The Origin of Species.
It’s been a strange week with the passing of renowned architect Dame Zahar Hadid, the news that King Arthur may have been from Yorkshire, and a children’s book about The Queen finding the right crown to wear. Our featured books are Adventure Time: The Enchiridion
There’s weirdness afoot as the NRA add firearms to fairy tales, adult colouring books cause a global shortage of colouring pencils and Fifty Shades of Grey gets repurposed for defence. Our featured book is Dancer’s Lament: Path to Ascendancy (A Novel of the Mazalan Empire),
The rambunctious scamps return for more literary conversation including the winner of the Bookseller Diagram prize, a “magical” collaboration between Harry Houdini and H. P. Lovecraft, the “Invisible Collection” and more. Our featured books are “Bigfoot Loose and Finn Fancy Free” by Randy Henderson and
We open this week’s show with the sad news that Harper Lee and Umberto Eco had passed away. In other news, the Devon town of Tiverton influenced J. D. Salinger’s Catcher In The Rye, One Direction fan-fiction author Anna Todd starts an app for her
We go off into the wild blue yonder once again with discussions about the eighth Harry Potter book, Dracula’s West Country origins, dealing with drunk family members coming back from an orgy (yes, you read that right), and more. Our featured book is The Complete
We return for more book-related antics, and this week we discuss leeches named after Amy Tan, fairy tales that are older than people think, a writing residency on a bridge tower and more. Our featured book is Diggers by Sir Terry Pratchett (Book 2 of
We return for another year of books and other artsy things, and we kick off our first show of 2016 with news about Philip Pullman’s withdrawal as patron of the Oxford Literary Festival, the Bare Lit. Festival, Shakespeare versus , a petition to name element