Morag Joss

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Morag Joss discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

Morag Joss’s first three novels are whodunnits, the first of which, Funeral Music, was nominated for a Dilys Award by the USA Independent Booksellers Association and, in translation, is currently top of the ebook crime bestsellers list in Germany. Her later awards and nominations include the CWA Silver Dagger for Half Broken Things (later adapted as a TV film starring Penelope Wilton) and a USA Edgar Best Novel for The Night Following. She also writes opera libretti. Morag is now working on her ninth novel, and leads the MA Creative Writing programme at Oxford Brookes University.

  1. Delfshaven https://www.asthebirdfliesblog.com/posts/photos-of-delfshaven-rotterdam
  2. Public Domain Review – https://publicdomainreview.org
  3. Itchy Coo Press http://www.itchy-coo.com/newtitles.html
  4. Eric Ravilious https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2015/07/16/modern-english-strange-eric-ravilious/
  5. My Dad’s way of making marmalade https://rusticaretro.com/2015/02/20/about-my-father-seville-oranges-and-making-marmalade/
  6. Mahler’s Ich Bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen’ by Lorraine Hunt Liebersson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHDJ3YXH4yU

John Osborne

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Writer John Osborne discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. John writes books, scripts and stories for Radio 4. He co-created the Sky 1 sitcom After Hours.

1. David Berman https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2019/07/Actual-Air-in-the-Purple-Mountains-An-Interview-With-David-Berman

2. The Greater Anglia Samaritans delay repay donation scheme https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/about-us/news-desk/news-articles/samaritans-receives-boost-greater-anglia-passengers-through-delay

3. The Just Joans https://thejustjoans.bandcamp.com/

4. The sprawling, empty beaches of east Anglia https://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/inspire/top-10-beaches-secret.aspx

5. The Rob Auton daily podcast https://www.robauton.co.uk/daily-podcast

6. After Hours https://www.sky.com/watch/title/series/51b9b8cf-abce-48f9-b3a1-fa8a88a3abd7

Olivia Fane

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Olivia Fane discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

Olivia is the author of five novels and The Conversations, 66 reasons to start talking. Her new book is Why Sex Doesn’t Matter. She is married with five sons, and lives in West Sussex.

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1. Armenia as a tourist destination https://www.regent-holidays.co.uk/country/armenia-holidays/

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2. The poet Katrina Porteous http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/ecs/category/katrina-porteous

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3. Meister Eckhart http://www.eckhartsociety.org
4. Marcus Aurelius Meditations https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v31/n14/mary-beard/was-he-quite-ordinary
5. Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies by Margaret Mead https://faculty.washington.edu/stevehar/Temperament.pdf
6. The Living Rulers of Mankind by HN Hutchinson https://archive.org/details/livingrulersofma00hutc/page/n8/mode/2up

Margot Livesey

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For the hundredth episode, Margot Livesey talks to Ivan about six things which she thinks should be better known.

Margot Livesey is a novelist. Her novels include Homework, Eva Moves the Furniture and The Flight of Gemma Hardy. Her eighth novel, Mercury, was published in 2016. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

  1. St. Kilda https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/st-kilda
  2. The Weir of Hermiston https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/11/the-double-life-of-robert-louis-stevenson/306474/
  3. ME  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG5g4M7KWv8
  4. Frittatas https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/fritatta
  5. Joan Mitchell https://joanmitchellfoundation.org/
  6. Oh, Lucky Man! https://www.nytimes.com/1973/06/14/archives/screen-o-lucky-manenglish-comedy-tells-of-a-classic-innocent-the.html

Fiona Maddocks

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Fiona Maddocks discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

Fiona is music critic of the Observer and author of books on Hildegard of Bingen, Harrison Birtwistle and 20th century music. Her Music for Life (Faber) is now in paperback.

1. Shandy Hall https://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/shandy-hall.php

2. Peckham Peculiar and Bruton Dove https://peckhampeculiar.tumblr.com/ and http://thedovemagazine.blogspot.com/

3. Cumnock Tryst https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/oct/13/cumnock-tryst-review-james-macmillan-royal-scottish-national-orchestra-sondergard and https://www.thecumnocktryst.com/

4. Nottingham Alabasters https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07qb3tl

5. Aldeburgh bookshop https://www.aldeburghbookshop.co.uk/

6. Hildegard https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571302437-hildegard-of-bingen.html

George Butler

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Artist George Butler discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

George is an award winning artist and illustrator specialising in travel and current affairs. In 2014, with three friends, he set up the Hands Up Foundation. The aim was to remind the people they had met in Syria that they had not been forgotten. Find out more about George at http://www.georgebutler.org.

1. The work of Ronald Searle https://lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v08/n08/graham-hough/prisoners
2. Evelyn the movie https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/oct/26/evelyn-review-moving-documentary-on-a-familys-loss
3. Sam Cooke’s Live at the Harlem Square Club https://medium.com/@elliotimes/my-all-timers-31-sam-cooke-live-at-the-harlem-square-club-1963-debc240f358a
4. EO Wilson https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2010/04/08/the-homer-of-the-ants/
5. Hands Up Foundation https://handsupfoundation.org/
6. Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/book-prizes/science-book-prize/2017/other-minds/

Tarik O’Regan

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Composer Tarik O’Regan discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

Tarik O’Regan has written music for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and the Royal Opera House, London.

He is currently working on a saxophone concerto, which has been commissioned for soloist Amy Dickson by the Presteigne Festival to be premiered during his tenure as Composer-in-Residence in 2020.

Tarik O’Regan’s work, recognized with two GRAMMY® nominations and two British Composer Awards, has been recorded on 39 albums.

  1. Librettists https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/01/08/nights-at-the-opera
  2. Western Addition http://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=Western_Addition:_A_Basic_History (PHOTO: Alamo Square)
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  3. Eswatini https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43821512 (PHOTO: Malolotja National Park)
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  4. Musical commission fees https://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2014/aug/18/future-new-music-composers-report-pay
  5. Vermouth

https://talesofthecocktail.com/in-depth/9-myths-about-vermouth-debunked

  1. Original songs which became famous cover versions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJKe2j9Wjh4