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Season 2 Episodes

Episode image is a detail from the cover of  The Sparrow  by Mary Doria Russell, published in 1997 by Black Swan; cover photographs by A. Morton/Science Photo Library & Images Colour Library.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, published in 1997 by Black Swan; cover photographs by A. Morton/Science Photo Library & Images Colour Library.

Natalie 'shouty' Clarke joins Charles Adrian for a fractionally longer-than-normal and marginally explicit 44th Second-Hand Book Factory in the café at the front of the Royal Festival Hall in London. They talk about the potential downsides of time-travel, identification with plotlines and Jesuits in space. Pedants' corner: for "secret society" towards the end of the episode, please substitute "secretive society"; Charles Adrian also realises that the phrase "explicit edit" would be a more colloquial expression to describe the Wretch 32 track than "explicit edition".

The Time-Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is also discussed in Page One 138.

Episode released: 7th January, 2014.

Book listing:

The Time-Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Links:

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