Smell: Michele Roberts, A history of dentistry.
Matthew Sweet is joined by writer Michele Roberts, who talks about her latest novel, The Walworth Beauty, which evokes Victorian London. Plus a history of dentistry.
Michèle Roberts' latest novel evokes Victorian London. Matthew Sweet asks how it smelt and what do museums do to create past smells. Plus a cultural history of dentistry with the medical historian Richard Barnett.
The Walworth Beauty by Michèle Roberts is out now.
The Smile Stealers: The Fine and Foul Art of Dentistry by Richard Barnett is out now.
Producer: Fiona McLean.