The podcast that takes a stroll around the world's favourite books. In each episode, author and editor Henry Eliot travels to a different literary location to explore a brilliant book in the company of a remarkable reader.
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The Mill on the Floss with Louis de Bernières
1:00:52George Eliot in Nuneaton. The novelist Louis de Bernières explores the landscape around Nuneaton in Warwickshire, the birthplace of Mary Ann Evans, or George Eliot. They discuss The Mill on the Floss, visiting the Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery and the Griff House Beefeater, which was Eliot's childhood home and the inspiration for Dorlcote Mill in the novel. They also meet Adam Weaver, land agent of the Arbury Estate, the same position held by Eliot’s father. Penguin Classics edition of The Mill on the Floss by George Eliothttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/60341/the-mill-on-the-floss/9780141439624.htmlAudiobook: https://books.apple.com/gb/audiobook/the-mill-on-the-floss/id1528313409?itsct=books_toolbox&itscg=30200&ct=audio-books_the_mill_on_the_floss&ls=1Ebook: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/the-mill-on-the-floss/id374227455?itsct=books_toolbox&itscg=30200&ct=books_the_mill_on_the_floss&ls=1 Louis de Bernièreshttps://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/1017789/louis-de-bernieres.html Nuneaton Museum and Art Galleryhttps://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/info/20038/museum_and_art_gallery/160/museum_and_art_gallery Griff House Beefeaterhttps://www.beefeater.co.uk/en-gb/locations/warwickshire/griff-house The Arbury Estatehttps://arburyestate.co.uk/ George Eliot walking tour of Nuneatonhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/features/george-eliot/george-eliot-walking-tour.shtml See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Lonely Londoners with Susheila Nasta
1:09:22Sam Selvon in Bayswater. The author and editor Susheila Nasta, Selvon’s literary executor, coasts a lime around the Water with Henry. They discuss The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon, visiting Bayswater, Hyde Park and Piccadilly Circus, and discussing the experience of Caribbean migrants in 1950s London. They meet Howard Jeffery, Chairman of the Pepperpot Centre, a community centre for older Caribbean residents in west London. Penguin Modern Classics edition of The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvonhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/57514/the-lonely-londoners/9780141188416.htmlEbook: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/the-lonely-londoners/id913000990?itsct=books_toolbox&itscg=30200&ct=books_the_lonely_londoners&ls=1 Susheila Nastahttps://www.qmul.ac.uk/sed/staff/nastas.htmlhttps://twitter.com/susheila_nasta Wasafirihttps://www.wasafiri.org/ The Pepperpot Centrehttps://www.pepperpotcentre.org.uk/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tristram Shandy with Frank Cottrell Boyce
1:04:01Laurence Sterne in Coxwold. The screenwriter and children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce, who wrote the screenplay for A Cock and Bull Story (the 2005 film adaptation of Tristram Shandy), digresses around the little village of Coxwold in North Yorkshire with Henry. They discuss Laurence Sterne’s novel and veer off on various tangents as they meander from St Michael’s Church, where Sterne was perpetual curate, to Shandy Hall, where he wrote most of Tristram Shandy. They meet the curator, Patrick Wildgust, who guides them through the eccentric building. Penguin Classics edition of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sternehttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/60349/the-life-and-opinions-of-tristram-shandy--gentleman/9780141439778.htmlAudiobook: https://books.apple.com/gb/audiobook/tristram-shandy-abridged/id1440419496?itsct=books_toolbox&itscg=30200&ct=audio-books_tristram_shandy_%28abridged%29&ls=1Ebook: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/the-life-and-opinions-of-tristram-shandy-gentleman/id374433539?itsct=books_toolbox&itscg=30200&ct=books_the_life_and_opinions_of_tristram&ls=1 Frank Cottrell Boycehttps://twitter.com/frankcottrell_b A Cock and Bull Story, dir. Michael Winterbottomhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423409/ Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boycehttps://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/frank-cottrellboyce/cosmic/9781529008777 Shandy Hall & The Laurence Sterne Trusthttps://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/ St Michael’s Churchhttps://www.coxwoldvillage.org/index.php/coxwold-church-north-yorkshire-st-michael-and-all-angels See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mrs Dalloway with Alexandra Harris
1:01:33Virginia Woolf in Westminster. The biographer Alexandra Harris, author of Romantic Moderns (2010), haunts the streets of Westminster with Henry. They discuss Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, tracing the course of the novel as it unfolds over a single day, visiting Bond Street, Regent’s Park and Tavistock Square. They also meet Edgar Jones, Professor in the History of Medicine and Psychiatry at King’s College London, a leading authority on shell shock. Penguin Modern Classics edition of Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolfhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/57014/mrs-dalloway/9780241436271.htmlAudiobook: https://books.apple.com/gb/audiobook/mrs-dalloway/id1479197958?itsct=books_toolbox&itscg=30200&ct=audio-books_mrs_dalloway&ls=1Ebook: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/mrs-dalloway/id374213135?itsct=books_toolbox&itscg=30200&ct=books_mrs_dalloway&ls=1 Alexandra Harrishttps://www.alexandraharris.co.uk/https://twitter.com/alexhharris Romantic Moderns by Alexandra Harrishttps://thamesandhudson.com/romantic-moderns-english-writers-artists-and-the-imagination-9780500251713 Virginia Woolf by Alexandra Harrishttps://thamesandhudson.com/woolf-9780500515921 Edgar Joneshttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/edgar-jones See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Canterbury Tales with Patience Agbabi
1:07:02Geoffrey Chaucer in Kent. The poet and performer Patience Agbabi, author of Telling Tales (2014), makes a pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury with Henry. They discuss The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer as they travel by train, stopping off at Dartford and Rochester, covering Chaucer’s life and times, poetry and pilgrims, including the Knight, the Miller, the Wife of Bath and the Pardoner. In Canterbury they meet David Herd, co-founder of Refugee Tales, an annual public walk that raises awareness around indefinite immigration detention.Penguin Classics editions of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucerhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/33721/the-canterbury-tales/9780140422344.htmlhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/33858/the-canterbury-tales/9780140424386.htmlAudiobook: https://books.apple.com/gb/audiobook/the-canterbury-tales/id1480679536?itsct=books_toolbox&itscg=30200&ct=audio-books_the_canterbury_tales&ls=1Ebook: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/the-canterbury-tales/id374504153?itsct=books_toolbox&itscg=30200&ct=books_the_canterbury_tales&ls=1Patience Agbabihttps://twitter.com/patienceagbabiTelling Tales by Patience Agbabihttps://canongate.co.uk/books/2125-telling-tales/Refugee Taleshttps://www.refugeetales.org/https://commapress.co.uk/books/refugee-talesDavid Herdhttps://www.kent.ac.uk/english/people/91/www.kent.ac.uk/english/people/91/herd-david See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Woman in White with Olivia Vinall
50:04Wilkie Collins in Cumbria. The actress Olivia Vinall, star of the 2018 BBC adaptation of The Woman in White, explores the Cumbrian coastline with Henry. They discuss Wilkie Collins’s novel and visit the Ship Hotel in Allonby, where Collins stayed with Charles Dickens. They also visit Ewanrigg Hall, the inspiration for Limmeridge House, and meet Doris Riley, author of The Rise and Fall of Ewanrigg Hall, who tells them a haunting ghost story. Penguin Classics edition of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collinshttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/60340/the-woman-in-white/9780141439617.htmlAudiobook: https://books.apple.com/gb/audiobook/the-woman-in-white/id1480847714?itsct=books_toolbox&itscg=30200&ct=audio-books_the_woman_in_white&ls=1Ebook: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/the-woman-in-white/id567843590?itsct=books_toolbox&itscg=30200&ct=books_the_woman_in_white&ls=1 Olivia Vinallhttps://twitter.com/ovinall The Woman in White (2018 BBC adaptation)https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b157dw The Ship Hotel, Allonbyhttp://theshipallonby.co.uk/ Ewanrigg Hallhttps://houseandheritage.org/2017/04/07/ewanrigg-hall/ The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collinshttps://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-lazy-tour-of-two-idle-apprentices-9781847497741/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1:23On the Road with Penguin Classics is a new literary podcast that takes a stroll around the world's favourite books. In each episode, author and editor Henry Eliot travels to a different literary location to explore a brilliant book in the company of remarkable readers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.