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Archive Books Special

Welcome to the third Backlisted Special. John and Nicky are joined by literary agents Becky Brown and Norah Perkins returning for their third appearance, having previously discussed the work of Barbara Pym and Dorothy B. Hughes. Becky and Norah are joint custodians of the Curtis Brown Heritage list of literary estates, so they have selected seven books from the archive – by women novelists, queer gardeners and anti-fascists - that they feel should be better known and more widely read and discussed. The timings may differ due to adverts:

10'50 One Fine Day - Mollie Panter-Downes

18'38 Mistletoe Malice - Kathleen Farrell

27'51 The Charioteer - Mary Renault

36'03 The Land and The Garden - Vita Sackville-West

43'11 Merry Hall - Beverley Nichols.

50'08 Conversations in Sicily - Elio Vittorini

57'30 The Light and the Dark - C.P. Snow

These specials are designed to fill the gap before the main show returns later in the Spring and feature guests discussing books drawn from an area they know and care about.

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