The coming week’s bookish radio delights to listen out for include:
Sunday 29 April
5/5. Anne goes away to college – but her heart is still in Avonlea. With Barbara Barnes.
3/4. Hatty reveals the secret of the clock – but what does it mean? With Una Stubbs.
Monday 30 April
Mel introduces Chapter 1 of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
1/5. Writer and academic Sara Lodge considers Edward Lear as a tragicomic writer.
Tuesday 1 May
We continue listening to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
2/5. Writer Matthew Bevis explores the historical development of Edward Lear’s nonsense poetry.
Wednesday 2 May
3/5. Poet and academic Robert Crawford explores Edward Lear’s literary legacy.
Thursday 3 May
Mukti Jain Campion reports on the changing reading habits of India’s growing middle class.
4/5. Art historian Professor Caroline Arscott considers Edward Lear’s work as an artist.
Friday 4 May
A cuckolded husband intends to murder his rival. What could go wrong with his plan? Not a children’s story – but included in this round up for those who are interested in hearing how Horowitz writes for adults.
5/5. Artist Ralph Steadman casts a cartoonist’s eye over poet Edward Lear’s work.
You might also want to take a look at a documentary which was on ITV last week – Perspectives – David Walliams – The Genius of Dahl, in which David Walliams explores the storytelling of Roald Dahl, with contributions from Quentin Blake, Joanna Lumley and others. Unfortunately I don’t think you’ll be able to view this video if you’re outside the UK.