Episode image is a detail from the cover of  The God Of Small Things  by Arundhati Roy, published in 1997 by Flamingo; jacket design by the Senate; cover photograph © Sanjeev Saith.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, published in 1997 by Flamingo; jacket design by the Senate; cover photograph © Sanjeev Saith.

For the 101st Page One (which, as listeners of Page One 100 will know, is actually the 102nd episode of the podcast), Charles Adrian talks about the five novels he would take with him to a desert island, if he were forced to go. And allowed to take books. These books are essential. And long.

The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst is discussed in more detail in Page One 141, which you can find here.

This episode features a jingle written for the podcast by the band Friends Of Friends; you can find some of their music here.

Episode released: 28th July, 2015.

Book listing:

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

A Place Of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel

A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust

The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Links:

Vikram Seth misses his deadline

Vikram Seth on Desert Island Discs

Longest novels ever written wiki

Page One 141

Friends Of Friends on Soundcloud

Charles Adrian