Batter My Heart: Growing Up and Growing Old with John Donne
Novelist Ed Docx grew up with John Donne's love poems and found them useful billets doux with his early girlfriends. Now not so young he has been surprised by how as he has grown up so the poetry of Donne has kept him company. Talking to three scholars - a young reader of Donne, a middle aged one and an elderly one, and armed with a stack of Bob Dylan records (another artist good for all ages) Ed Docx discovers how Donne batters the heart of us all through life.
Producer Tim Dee.