Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers. This fortnight Simon and Thomas discuss something which always makes Simon feel a little bit nervous… Classic literature. They also have a good old catch up too.
Catching Up () It seems ages since Simon and Thomas have had a catch up even though it has only been a few weeks. In the first part of the show Simon talks about two new projects; Beardy Bibliophiles and Stationery Scribbles, as well as stalking Agatha Christie in Yorkshire and his new literary tattoo and the London Book Fair which is coming. Thomas also has a chat about his time away from social media and turning back to books instead, and how hard it was.
Classic Literature () So Thomas, and some of you apparently, wanted himself and Simon to talk about the classic novels, be they modern or ‘classic’ classics. Which are the classics that Simon and Thomas have read? Which did they love and which did they not? Which classic tales or authors are they desperate to read and which ones are they desperate not to read? Simon also asks the small question of what makes a classic a classic, who decides? Which classic authors have you read, which have you loved and loathed?
Next time on the Readers () Thomas and Simon will be back in two weeks with more book based banter. Simon will be back next Tuesday with You Wrote The Book! Where he will be talking to Kate Colquhoun about Did She Kill Him? A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery and Arsenic a look into the Maybrick Murder back in the 1880’s. Until next time thanks again for listening…