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Season 3 Episodes

Episode image is a detail from the cover of  The Ivankiad  by Vladimir Voinovich, published in 1979 by Penguin Books; cover illustration by Michael Foreman.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of The Ivankiad by Vladimir Voinovich, published in 1979 by Penguin Books; cover illustration by Michael Foreman.

Charles Adrian is joined for the 70th Second-Hand Book Factory by failed mathematician and failed actuary Colin Bartlett. They talk about semi-autobiography, Duke Ellington, clouds and one of the best books of the 20th century.

The Vera mentioned here is, of course, Vera Chok, whose most recent Page One at time of releasing this episode can be found here.

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: 3rd March, 2015.

Book listing:

Yoruba Girl Dancing by Simi Bedford

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

The Ivankiad by Vladimir Voinovich (trans. David Lapeza)

Links:

Vera Chok

Friends Of Friends on Soundcloud

Charles Adrian