Episode image is a detail from the cover of  Lolita  by Vladimir Nabokov, published in 2006 by Penguin Red Classics; illustration by Kazuko Nomoto; cover design by Clare Skeats.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, published in 2006 by Penguin Red Classics; illustration by Kazuko Nomoto; cover design by Clare Skeats.

Poet, performer and former child Francesca Beard joins Charles Adrian for the 50th Second-Hand Book Factory. They talk about two books that transcend their subject matter and one book that is a call to consciousness. Links to Francesca's work mentioned here include this, this and this.

Another book by Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire, is discussed in Page One 119.

Another book by David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, is discussed in Page One 51. He is also talked about in Page One 19.

This episode features a jingle written for the podcast by the band Friends Of Friends; you can find some of their music here.

Episode released: 4th March, 2014.

Book listing:

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

This Is Water by David Foster Wallace

Perfumes: The A-Z Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez

Links:

Fuel Body Pods: The Heart

Francesca Beard @ Bookslam

SoapBox loves… Francesca Beard

Page One 119

Page One 51

Page One 19

Friends Of Friends on Soundcloud

Francesca Beard

Charles Adrian