Episode image is a detail from the cover of Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary by M. R. James, published in 1959 by Penguin Books.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary by M. R. James, published in 1959 by Penguin Books.

Incorrectly identified at beginning of the recording as the 30th edition of Page One, this is indeed the 25th Second-Hand Book Factory. This week, the poet Tim Wells has invited Charles Adrian to the Betsy Trotwood in Clerkenwell, where they sit in the upstairs room and talk live poetry, Victorian detectives and ghosts who aren’t there. A well-spent morning.

You can read more about Tim Wells’ taste in music here.

You can find out more about Bang Said The Gun here.

This episode was recorded at the Betsy Trotwood in Clerkenwell for London Fields Radio, which you can find out more about here.

You can listen to this episode on Mixcloud here.

Episode released: 21st May, 2013.

Book listing:

The Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes – ed. Hugh Greene

At Swim Two Birds by Flan O’Brien

Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary by M.R. James

Links:

Punk poet Tim Wells on his love for reggae and soul

Bang Said The Gun

The Betsy Trotwood

Page One 36 on Mixcloud

London Fields Radio

Tim Wells

Charles Adrian