Episode image is a detail from the cover of  Three Things You Need To Know About Rockets  by Jessica A. Fox, published in 2013 by Short Books; cover design: Andy Smith.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of Three Things You Need To Know About Rockets by Jessica A. Fox, published in 2013 by Short Books; cover design: Andy Smith.

For the 55th Second-Hand Book Factory, Charles Adrian is joined by Bernadette Russell, an artist who makes theatre pieces, books, objects, installations, radio plays and more or less whatever strikes her fancy. We talk about reactions to art, whether we should settle for reality as it presents itself and beds in bookshops. Find out more about Are You Sitting Comfortably and the 366 Days Of Kindness project here. You can read about the wonderful Wigtown Book Festival here.

This episode has been edited for language.

Another book by Iris Murdoch, The Sea, The Sea, is discussed in Page One 72.

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: 15th April, 2014.

 

Book listing:

Forgive Me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Something Special by Iris Murdoch

Three Things You Need To Know About Rockets by Jessica A. Fox

Links:

White Rabbit

Wigtown Book Festival

Page One 72

Friends Of Friends on Soundcloud

Charles Adrian