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Season 1 Episodes

Episode image is a detail from the cover of The Human Comedy by William Saroyan, published in 1971 by Dell Publishing.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of The Human Comedy by William Saroyan, published in 1971 by Dell Publishing.

In this, the first of a brand new series of Second-Hand Book Factories for Page One, host Charles Adrian talks to and swaps books with actress and performance maker Vera Chok, of saltpeter and the Brautigan Book Club. Vera reads from one of her favourite books and then both she and Charles Adrian choose books to give to one other. Listen out for the word credulity, which is more beautifully pronounced here than it ever has been before.

Another book by Richard Brautigan, The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966, is discussed in Page One 3.

More information about the wonderful Dinefwr Literature Festival can be found here.

More information about the Brautigan Book Club is here.

Songs from the album Please Plant These Songs can be found here.

Michael Caines, who is mentioned here, is featured in Page One 25.

More information about Stacy Makishi can be found here.

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: 9th October, 2012.

Other episodes featuring Vera:
Page One 127
Page One 107
Page One 90
Page One 52

Book listing:

In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan

Irrationality by Stuart Sutherland

The Human Comedy by William Saroyan

Links:     

Page One 3

Dinefwr Literature Festival

Brautigan Book Club

Please Plant These Songs

Page One 25

Stacy Makishi

Page One 6 on Mixcloud

London Fields Radio

Vera Chok

Charles Adrian