January 26th, 2014
Episode 18 of 240 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.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.