The Literary London podcast.

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
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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
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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!


Direct download: Tom_Evans_-_New_Magic_-_How_to_Live_a_Charmed_Life..m4a
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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'.

Direct download: LLPC_036_-_Bedford_Park_Festival..m4a
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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!

Direct download: Suzanne_Virdee_-_A_Teenage_Girls_Guide..m4a
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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.

Direct download: Welcome_Trust_Book_Award_-__Literary_London_7-8pm_01_05_2015.m4a
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The Fitzroy Tavern is the legendary pub that gave its name to Fitzroiva - the bohemian centre of London W1, just north of Oxford Street.  Between the wars Dylan Thomas, Augustus John, Betty May, Nina Hamnet were all regulars, as were Bud Flanagan, Tommy Cooper, Walter Sickert, Ralph Reader and the last Hangman in England at various times in its history!

Sally Fiber was born in the pub and talks to Nick Hennegan about her autbiography of the establishment.


Direct download: LLPC_028_-_Sally_Fiber_-_the_Biography_of_the_Fitzroy_Tavern.m4a
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Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas, Alan Bennett, Kingsley Amis, George Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf - just a few of the writers who loved and lived in the London Borough of Camden.  Archvist Tudor Allen joins Nick Hennegan to talk about the origins of the Fleet River, Holborn and the pubs of Withnail and I!

Direct download: Tudor_Allens_Camden_-_LLPC_032.m4a
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Playwrights Ian Dickson-Potter and Robert Pope and White Bear Theatre Artistic Director Michael Kingsbury join Nick Hennegan on Literary London to talk about writing and producing their new play, The Dead Shepherd. The play looks at the life and times - and authorship - of William Shakespeare and looks at the myths behind the death of Christopher Marlow. 

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Direct download: The_Dead_Shepheard.m4a
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Part Two of the Literary Walk


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Direct download: Literary_Walking_Tour_-_Part_2_unedited.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm UTC