The Literary London podcast.

You may have heard of the Royal Academy in London. The RA is for painters. So what is the British Academy all about? Nick Hennegan battled through Mulled Wine to find out for Literary London!

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A crime fiction novel with a difference.  The hero Detective is a carrot assisted by humans and a couple of fruits!  Matthew Redford has written an unusual story and talks to Nick about being an accountant and a proud Bermondsey boy!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm UTC

Join Nick Hennegan live at the Wheatsheaf Pub in Fitzrovia, London for the launch of a 'new' poem by Dylan Thomas. With Hilly Janes, Jeff Towns, Dylan's son-in-law, Trefor Ellis and actor Celyn Jones who wrote and performed Dylan in the film 'Set Fire To The Stars' with Elijah Wood.  And Dylan Thomas himself!

Direct download: Dylan27s20New20Poem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:10pm UTC

Nick Hennegan travels to Bloomsbury to talk to about the Bloomsbury Festival, 2015.  He's joined by new Festival Director Kate Anderson, Programmer John-Paul Muir and an old friend of the podcast, writer Louisa Tregus who is celebrating the first birthday of her book, The Lodger.

Direct download: The_Bloomsbury_Festival_2015.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm UTC

Natasha Pulley’s debut, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a magical novel set in Victorian London and Japan which features a mysterious Japanese watchmaker who can ‘remember the future’!


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Direct download: Victorian_Steam_Punk.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm UTC

Live from the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Part One - Actor, Producer and Edinburgh fringe veteran Guy Masterson.

Guy talks frankly to Nick Hennegan in the Assembly Room bar about being Richard Burton's nephew; the real Dylan Thomas and his wife, Caitlin; Hannah Ellis; his career in Los Angeles and offers advice to anyone thinking of acting or bringing a show to the Edinburgh Fringe. 
Includes excepts of Guy's acclaimed recording of Under Milk Wood and Fern Hill, with music by Matt Clifford.
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Direct download: Guy20Masterson20-20Edinburgh20202015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm UTC

Tom Evans - New Magic - How to Live a Charmed Life. LLPC 037.

Nick is joined by ex-BBC technician, company founder and now author Tom Evans about how we can all find new magic and live a charmed life. That's GOT to be a goer!


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Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm UTC

Nick Hennegan Goes To Bedford Park!  Torin Douglas and Father Kevin talk to Nick at St Michael and All Angels, Chiswick, about the Bedford Park Festival, the changing face of West London, religion in the community and their famous Irish son, W.B. Yeats.  Features music from Torin's favourite script 'Shakespeare In Love' and Dylan Thomas reading his own poem and one of Father Kevin's favourites, 'Fern Hill'.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm UTC

Nick Hennegan talks internet grooming, sexting, sexism and some of the pressures teenage girls are facing today with award-winning journalist and TV presenter Suzanne Virdee. Suzanne deals with some of these probems in her new book and shows how tennage girls can be Fabulous!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm UTC

The Welcome Trust Book Awards - Nick Hennegan records live on the night, drinks Bellini's and gorges on Tapas! He also chats to some of the shortlisted writers including TV presenter and writer Dr Alice Roberts and has a rare interview with celebrated author Bill Bryson.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:26am UTC