The Secret Life of Books
Classic books are considered with a fresh eye. Returning to the authors' original manuscripts and letters, expert writers and performers bring their personal insights to these great works.
In the new series of The Secret Life of Books, we explore another eclectic selection of literary masterpieces: a memoir of drug addiction, an epic Elizabethan poem, a collection of nonsense verse, a Victorian classic, a children’s adventure tale, and a nostalgic hymn to rural life.
The Faerie Queene with Janina Ramirez; Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs with Nicholas Parsons; The Mill on the Floss with Fiona Shaw; Cider with Rosie with Joanna Trollope; Confessions of an English Opium Eater with John Cooper Clarke; Swallows & Amazons with John Sergeant