January 26th, 2014
Episode 18 of 231 episodes
Today we are tacking into fear and scaling riggings, in a novel set on the sea and in ports in the 1740s by Kate Worsley. And we are also being buffeted about in the Renaissance, and learn about a pope and his illegitimate children. Sarah Dunant's Blood And Beauty questions the bad reputation of Alexander VI. We dip into speculative fiction with Karen Lord and meet a society whose homeland is unexpectedly destroyed. And finally, we hear the language of French teenagers in Marie Darrieussecq's All The Way.
In a time where we're all threatened by a rhetoric of hate from the people in power; A Gay And A NonGay challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who you are, or what you're into (Bruce Springsteen or Britney), love is love and gay and nongays can be friends. Contact us on Twitter @gaynongay