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Season 1 Episodes

Episode image is a detail from the cover of  Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone  by J.K. Rowling, published in 1997 by Bloomsbury Publishing; cover illustration © Thomas Taylor.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, published in 1997 by Bloomsbury Publishing; cover illustration © Thomas Taylor.

Charles Adrian is joined this week by his younger sister Lissa, who brings smooth music and good chat. Between sips of tea and mouthfuls of cake at the Chiswick House Café, they discuss their suspicion of people who haven’t read Harry Potter and their shared appreciation for the playfulness of Jasper Fforde; Lissa, after some deliberation, introduces Charles Adrian to a world of opium.

Chiswick House And Gardens are well worth a visit - and entrance to the gardens is free. More information is here.

The Outsider Tart, which is mentioned, is on Chiswick High Road; you can find out more about it here.

This episode was recorded at the Chiswick House Café for London Fields Radio, which you can find out more about here.

You can listen to this episode on Mixcloud here.

Episode released: 24th June, 2013.

Book listing:

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Shades Of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Sea Of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

Links:

Chiswick House And Gardens

The Outsider Tart

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