January 26th, 2014
Episode 18 of 208 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.