Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston explores the fascinating history behind the creation of paper. Deborah Findlay reads.
Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston takes us to the courts of ancient China where Paper, as we know it today, finds its origins.
This is an exploration behind the elements that go into the creation of one of life's most powerful and precious objects - 'The Book'. From the history of the use of papyrus and parchment to the materials that we use now, this is a delightful dip into the long and often surprising history of one of the world's most important information technologies.
Written by Keith Houston
Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Produced by Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.