Episode image is a detail from the cover of  The Yellow Dog  by Georges Simenon, published in 2006 by Penguin Red Classics; cover artwork by David Pearson.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon, published in 2006 by Penguin Red Classics; cover artwork by David Pearson.

Alison Windsor describes herself as a teaching artist with an interest in language, which is a neat shorthand for some of the kinds of things that she does. For the 56th Second-Hand Book Factory, she has flown from Sydney, Australia, to Athens, Greece, to talk to Charles Adrian about Kundera’s lightness of touch, the first play performed in (colonial) Australia and to swap stories about Paris. In the background you will occasionally hear the sound of next week’s guest, Erifili Stefanidou.

Another book by Georges Simenon, A Man’s Head, is discussed in Page One 115.

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: 6th May, 2014.

 

Book listing:

The Book Of Laughter And Forgetting by Milan Kundera (trans. Michael Henry Heim)

The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon (trans. Linda Asher)

The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally

Links:

Page One 80

Page One 115

Friends Of Friends on Soundcloud

Alison Windsor

Charles Adrian