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We'd Like A Word

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A podcast & radio show about words: writers, readers, books, poetry, lyrics, scripts, comedy, illustrators, agents & all things wordy.


42. Taylor Brown (part 3) on writing a sense of place + Robin Ince on bookshops

Part 3: Taylor Brown is the author of Pride of Eden and previous novels Fallen Land, The River of Kings and Gods of Howl Mountain. He’s also big into big motorbikes. He joins us from Savannah, Georgia to tell presenters Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan how he immerses himself in the environment he sets his stories - whether it’s the southern African veldt, the Florida swamps or the islands of Georgia. And how short stories are at the core of his novels. We loved reading Taylor’s writing, but it was We’d Like A Word listener Jason Grubbs who introduced us to each other. So Jason joins in the podcast all the way from Michigan state, USA. Sit back, close your eyes and listen to conversation about deep time, power animals, lore of lions, tigers, leopards and elephants, big game poaching and exotic animal rescue, mythical beasts and hoaxes and the end of the world as we know it. And not forgetting the Georgia Pig Man, The Florida Swamp Ape and the Altamaha-ha. ***** We also enlist comedian Robin Ince of the Infinite Monkey Cage podcast to celebrate The Cottage Bookshop in Penn, Camilla’s Bookshop in Eastbourne, Goldsboro Books in London, Lemuria Books in Jackson Mississippi, and E. Shaver and The Book Lady bookstores in Savannah, Georgia. Get in touch if you frequent or work in a lovely bookshop - we love to tell listeners about you. (*** NB: Apologies for sound quality dips in this episode. We usually do everything face to face with alcohol or a cup of tea, but are getting used to new fangled ways of commuting remotely online. Hopefully we’ll get better at it.) We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

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