For this sixteenth second-hand book factory, Charles Adrian is joined by literary editor Michael Caines, whose alter-ego is singer and songwriter Stephen M Caines of Spirit Of Play and other bands. They talk about the joy of a concise writer, of the recent additions shelf and of books as objects.
The book that they don’t talk about, by the way, is the very heavy Collected Stories by Vladimir Nabokov; it has lots of wonderful things in it, but there was no time. Nabokov’s Lolita, meanwhile, is discussed in Page One 71 and his Pale Fire is discussed in Page One 119.
Another book by Muriel Spark, The Snobs, is discussed in Page One 32.
This episode was recorded at the Wilton Way Café for London Fields Radio, which you can find out more about here.
You can listen to this episode on Mixcloud here.
Episode released: 5th March 2013.
The Abbess Of Crewe by Muriel Spark
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
Books As History by David Pearson