For the 92nd Second-Hand Book Factory, Charles Adrian is joined by passionate, itinerant generalist and creative (on the interior) Isbel James. They talk about skewed perspectives on familiar places, fiction that feels like memoir (and vice versa) and the descriptive power of Robert Louis Stevenson’s writing.
Correction: The photograph that is discussed is, in fact, Tove Jannson’s niece Sophia sitting with her (Sophia’s) grandmother, who was Tove Jannson’s mother.
Another book by Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped, is discussed in Page One 16, which features Isbel’s sister Cat James.
Episode released: 2nd August, 2016.
The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson