Episode image is a detail from the cover of  The Bees  by Laline Paull, published in 2015 by Fourth Estate.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of The Bees by Laline Paull, published in 2015 by Fourth Estate.

For the 78th Second-Hand Book Factory, Charles Adrian is joined by hobbyist and perfectionist amateur playwright, comedian, pianist, juggler and French speaker Daniel Elliot, who is on the verge of becoming a professional business intelligence research analyst. Daniel also brought the leaves for the fresh mint tea that they drink. They touch on wanting to be a pound coin, the joy of staying at home and the emotions of a bee. Except that, apparently, the last book is about more than just the emotions of a bee.

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: 20th October, 2015.

Book listing:

The Other Hand by Chris Cleave

All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville West

The Bees by Laline Paull

Links:

Friends Of Friends on Soundcloud

Charles Adrian