Richard Walker

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This week, Richard Walker discusses his six choices:

1. Florida Southern College http://www.franklloydwrightatfsc.com
2. The early films of Peter Greenaway – ‘The Falls’ and other oddities http://www.thehorsehospital.com/archive/past/kinokulture-past/peter-greenaway-the-falls
3. Michael Hurley – American folk troubadour surrealist http://www.snockonews.net
4. Robin Noscoe – 20th Century Renaissance man and inspirational art teacher http://www.compusmall.co.uk/benedictsark/index.php/stephen-batty/95-that-blysful-place
5. Sardinia – a hidden jewel in the Mediterranean http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jul/19/sardinia-sad-song-lost-opportunity
6. Elephant and Castle – as a desirable destination http://www.anadventurousworld.com/elephant-and-castle/

Catharine Morris

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This week, Catharine Morris discusses her six choices.

1. The role of an editor http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/writers/advice/151/self-publishing/editing/the-role-of-an-editor
2. Structured procrastination http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-ProcrastinateStill/93959
3. Simon Gray’s memoirs http://www.chaseside.org.uk/books/simon_gray_memoirs.html
4. Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird https://ideas.ted.com/14-writing-tips-from-beloved-teacher-anne-lamott/
5. Benefits of having an older father http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/26/fatherhood-benefits-leaving-late
6. Pipedown http://www.furious.com/perfect/pipedown.html

Robjn Cantus

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This week, Robjn discusses six things which he thinks should be better known.

  1. The London Canal Network www.bloomsbury.com/uk/maidens-trip-9781408801253/
  2. Brain Candy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_in_the_Hall:_Brain_Candy
  3. 99% Invisible https://99percentinvisible.org
  4. Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dervla_Murphy#Full_Tilt_and_other_early_writings
  5. Michael Rothenstein https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Rothenstein
  6. The Fry Gallery and Bridge End Gardens www.fryartgallery.org

Laura Barton

Society of Authors Awards June 2011

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This week, Laura Barton discusses six things that should be better known.

1. Petrol tank arrow: very few drivers know about this handy tool – http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/05/09/dashboard_gas_gauge_arrows_what_do_they_indicate_.html

2. Oat milk tequila coffee: a drink that does not yet exist online, but is an alcohol variant of one that does – http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/why-youll-soon-be-adding-oat-milk-to-your-morning-coffee-832261.html

3. The Shivers: a New York band – http://www.theshivers.bandcamp.com

4. The National Fruit Collection: Faversham’s finest – http://www.nationalfruitcollection.org.uk

5. Midwestern cities: Dubuque, Muscatine, Cairo, quad cities, McGregor, Iowa – http://www.traveldubuque.com

6. The history of barbed wire: how it took over the world – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40448594

Peter Parker

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This week, biographer Peter Parker discusses with Ivan his six choices of things which he thinks should be better known.

1. Something for Everyone (1970), Harold Prince film starring Angela Lansbury and Michael York https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066392/?ref_=nv_sr_1

2. G.F. Green (1911-77), writer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._F._Green

3. Calcutta/Kolkata as a tourist destination http://www.kolkata.org.uk/tourist-attractions/

4. Humphrey Spender, painter, photographer and designer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphrey_Spender

5. The Church of St Nicholas, Little Braxted, Essex http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101111066-church-of-st-nicholas-little-braxted

6. Inexpensive Progress blog: http://inexpensiveprogress.com

Rachel Slade

 

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This week, Rachel Slade discusses with Ivan her six choices of things which she thinks should be better known.
1. The wild outdoors of North East London http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/epping-forest/visitor-information/wheretogoineppingforest/Pages/wanstead-flats.aspx
2. Meaderies http://www.cornwalls.co.uk/food/mead_and_meaderies.htm
3. Blind Melon https://music.avclub.com/20-years-later-blind-melon-s-maligned-soup-deserves-an-1798282979
4. Cornish Independence movement https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/26/survival-of-cornish-identity-cornwall-separate-place
5. Sarah and Duck https://www.sbnation.com/2018/4/6/17206882/childrens-tv-parenting-advice-look-turn-everything-off-except-sarah-and-duck-quack
6. Isles of Scilly https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/cornwall/isles-of-scilly/articles/why-scilly-isles-are-best-destination-in-britain/

Joanne Harris

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Joanne Harris discusses her six choices of things which she thinks should be better known.

1. The Breton kouign-amann http://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/kouign_amann_09102

2. Louis Pergaud http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/invisible-ink-no-159-louis-pergaud-8488420.html

3. The Child Ballads http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/index.htm

4. The 23rd century BC Sumerian poet Enheduanna http://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/enheduanna-high-priestess-moon-and-first-known-author-world-007259

5. Fanny Eaton http://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/8453/fanny-eaton-the-black-pre-raphaelite-muse-that-time-forgot

6. The Rollright stones http://www.rollrightstones.co.uk