June 8th, 2014
Episode 39 of 240 episodes
Ancient gods, interwar America and a psychopathic cat. It's a mixed library bag on today's program! Joanne Harris is famous for her French settings in Chocolat, Five Quarters of an Orange, Blackberry Wine - but in her latest novel The Gospel of Loki she ventures instead into Old Norse and epic tales from Iceland. Meanwhile, travel writer, memoirist, historian and professional raconteur Bill Bryson's One Summer - America 1927 argues that this is a pivotal year for the USA. And grammarian, novelist and patron-saint-of-libraries Lynne Truss presents a spectacularly evil, but entirely fictional cat Roger in her Cat out of Hell.