The coming week’s bookish radio delights to listen out for include:
Sunday 18 March
2/2. Half-gypsy Kizzy faces an uncertain future, living with Miss Brooke and trouble at school.
2/2. With his dog sled pulling days over, Buck is set to experience freedom for the first time
Out of the Hitler Time: Bombs on Aunt Dainty by Judith Kerr
2/3. Anna and Max face the challenges of life as refugees rather better than their parents.
Tuesday 20 March
Michael Rosen and guests celebrate nonsense at Radio 4’s More Than Words Festival. Michael’s guests include the children’s writer Philip Ardagh, the actor Paul Nicholson, and nonsense experts Anna Barton and James Williams. With help from an audience of adults and children at Bristol Central Library, Michael will be filling a cauldron with nonsense poems, prose, limericks and tongue twisters, with a few nonsense sounds thrown in to bring out the flavour. And the programme will mark the 200th anniversary of Edward Lear’s birth with discussion of the writer’s life and work.