Noise warning: There is more background noise than usual in this recording and listeners may find it too difficult to follow the conversation. Many apologies for this.
For the second ever Page One On The Run, Miriam Ross, campaigner, media maven and massage therapist, invites Charles Adrian to her stomping ground, which she calls Hampstead even if the buses call it South End Green. Sitting with some of the rowdier locals in The White Horse on the corner of Constantine Road and Fleet Road, Miriam and Charles Adrian talk about easing into books, Miss Jean Brodie and journeying to Constantinople. Incidentally, isn’t snob a wonderful word!
Another book by Aminatta Forna, Ancestor Stones, is discussed in Page One 138.
Another book by Muriel Spark, The Abbess Of Crewe, is discussed in Page One 25.
This episode was recorded at The White Horse in Hamstead for London Fields Radio.
You can listen to this episode on Mixcloud here.
Episode released: 23rd April, 2013.
Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna
The Snobs by Muriel Spark
A Time Of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Furmor