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Packing My Father-In-Law's Library

Highlights from an entertaining and idiosyncratic series of essays from James Wood, the leading literary critic of his generation. It's a collection which ranges widely, from a loving analysis of Keith Moon's drum technique to the intentions, gifts and limitations of some of our most celebrated modern novelists, including Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan.


Wood describes disposing of his late father in law's library, and considers whether our personal collections of books hide us more than reveal us to our descendants.

Abridged by Eileen Horne
Reader: Peter Firth

Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacficus production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Sat 8 Mar 2014 00:30


Role Contributor
ProducerClive Brill
AbridgerEileen Horne
AuthorJames Wood
ReaderPeter Firth

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