In this Diamond Jubilee edition of Page One, which is set entirely in the 1930s (hence the name), Charles Adrian breaks some of his self-imposed rules. Most of the books he reads from are not second hand and he often reads something other than the first page. So what? It’s a holiday. The music, by the way, is wonderful. The dates mentioned are the dates of first publication/performance/recording.
Correction: Charles Adrian says ‘Golden Jubilee’ where he should have said ‘Diamond Jubilee’. Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee year was ten years earlier in 2002.
Another book by Georgette Heyer, Duplicate Death, is discussed in Page One 23.
Another book by George Orwell, 1984, is discussed in Page One 62.
This episode was recorded at the Wilton Way Café for London Fields Radio, which you can find out more about here.
Episode released: May, 2012.
Peers Without Tears by John Betjeman (1933) (from Tennis Whites And Teacakes, ed. Stephen Games)
The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer (1933)
France: A Companion To French Studies ed. R.L. Graeme Ritchie (1937)
Notes And News (from the St John at Hackney Parish Magazine) (1938)
Fighting In Spain by George Orwell (1937)
On The Outbreak Of War by John Betjeman (1939) (from Tennis Whites And Teacakes, ed. Stephen Games)