Deirdre Mask

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Deirdre Mask discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

Deirdre Mask is a lawyer, a writer and sometime academic. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Economist, Lit Hub, The Harvard Law Review, The New Hibernia Review, The Dublin Review and Irish Pages. Her first book The Address Book is out now.

Address Book

  1. Missing Maps www.missingmaps.org
  2. Welikia Project www.welikia.org
  3. Gillespie Nature Reserve https://www.islington.gov.uk/sports-parks-and-trees/nature-reserves/gillespie-park-and-ecology-centre
  4. Proxy Address www.proxyaddress.co.uk
  5. The 25th Hour https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/25th-hour-2003
  6. Be Thankful For What You’ve Got by William DeVaughn https://open.spotify.com/track/3PrqRBsMdy8eZkbDqDb32p?si=ySuRENUWSzKpqT4bG7eIMA

Peter Gatrell

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Peter Gatrell discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

Peter Gatrell teaches modern history at the University of Manchester. His books include a trilogy on refugee history: the prize-winning book A Whole Empire Walking: Refugees in Russia during World War 1, Free World? The Campaign to Save the World’s Refugees, 1956-1963 and The Making of the Modern Refugee. His latest book, The Unsettling of Europe: the Great Migration, 1945 to the Present, a new history of Europe seen through the lens of migration, appeared with Penguin Books and Basic Books in August 2019.

  1. Aurora Mardiganian https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/i-am-armenian-the-intriguing-life-of-aurora-mardiganian
  2. The John Rylands University Library, Manchester www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/visit/explore/
  3. Stromboli https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/2908-modern-marriage-on-stromboli
  4. Maria Yudina https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=zF03KVIsrns
  5. Mikhail Bulgakov’s A Country Doctor’s Notebook www.nybooks.com/daily/2013/11/14/hamming-up-bulgakov/
  6. The Forest of Bowland https://www.forestofbowland.com/

Lucy Jones

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Lucy Jones discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

Lucy Jones is a writer and journalist. She previously worked at NME and the Daily Telegraph, and her writing on culture, science and nature has been published in BBC Earth, BBC Wildlife, The Sunday Times, the Guardian and the New Statesman. She is the author of Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild (Allen Lane) and Foxes Unearthed (Elliott & Thompson).

1. The psychological aspect of our relationship to nature https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/305/305463/losing-eden/9780241441534.html
2. Matrescence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOsX_HnJtHU
3. A Woman in a Polar Night by Christiane Ritter https://www.pushkinpress.com/product/a-woman-in-the-polar-night/
4. Sophie Mason https://www.sophiemason.co/
5. Dream of the Rood http://www.apocalyptic-theories.com/literature/dor/medora1.html
6. National Trust venues on car journeys https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lists/calm-places-to-pause

Ali Thurm

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Ali Thurm discusses six things with Ivan which she thinks should be better known.

Ali is a novelist, poet and teacher. After balancing a career in primary teaching with writing part time, she was taken on by the literary agency Emily Sweet Associates in 2016. Her debut novel, One Scheme of Happiness was published in February 2020 by Retreat West Books. Find out more about Ali on her blog: https://alithurm.com and on Twitter @alithurm

  1. Community gardening https://www.rhs.org.uk/get-involved/community-gardening/Resources/community-garden
  2. Quiet by Susan Cain https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0141029196/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr
  3. Pink grapefruit marmalade https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jan/17/nigel-slater-marmalade-recipes
  4. Mimi Khalvati http://www.mimikhalvati.co.uk/
  5. Charles Blondin https://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-A-Bu-and-Obituaries/Blondin-Charles.html
  6. Loose leaf tea https://leafteashop.co.uk/benefits/ and https://www.wikihow.com/Brew-Loose-Leaf-Tea

Stories about Writers

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Ivan Wise discusses six things which he thinks should be better known, on the theme of Stories about Writers.

1. The rehearsals for Pygmalion https://www.stuckinabook.com/the-truth-about-pygmalion-by-richard-huggett/
2. Arrow in the Blue and The Invisible Writing by Arthur Koestler https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2000/02/10/the-afterlife-of-arthur-koestler/
3. Writers’ pseudonyms https://lithub.com/the-surprising-stories-behind-the-pen-names-of-10-famous-authors/
4. The obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1960/11/19/the-lady-at-the-old-bailey
5. Park Bench: Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley https://www.newyorker.com/books/double-take/robert-benchleys-legacy-in-an-era-of-fraught-comedy
6. Literary collectors http://airshipdaily.com/blog/01162014-author-collections

Daisy Dunn

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Daisy Dunn is a classicist and critic and author of, mostly recently, In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny, Of Gods and Men: 100 Stories from Ancient Greece & Rome, and Homer: A Ladybird Expert Book.

1. Hesiod http://www.impossibleobjectsmarfa.com/fragments-2/early-greek-philosophy and https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/01/18/hesiod-doggish-translation/
2. Spelt http://thespeltbakers.ca/what-is-spelt/
3. The Warburg Institute Library https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/library-collections/library
4. Rodin at the V&A http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O135954/the-young-mother-relief-rodin-auguste/ and https://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/auguste-rodin
5. Henry Green https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Henry-Green/Loving/141101
6. Shorthand https://www.troab.co.uk/history-of-shorthand

Adam Macqueen

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Private Eye journalist and novelist Adam Macqueen discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. You can find more about Adam.

Adam’s political thriller Beneath the Streets is available now. If you type RINKA at the checkout, you can get 30% off and free P&P within the UK.

His non-fiction books include Private Eye: The First 50 Years, The Prime Minister’s Ironing Board and other State Secrets and The Lies of the Land: An Honest History of Political Deceit.

  1. The RNLI https://www.theguardian.com/society/ng-interactive/2016/sep/06/rnli-photo-essay-graeme-robertson
  2. Dan Rhodes https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/dan-rhodes-revenge-is-why-i-write-1888523.html
  3. The Crystal Palace dinosaurs https://www.southlondonclub.co.uk/blog/a-brief-history-of-the-crystal-palace-dinosaurs
  4. Marcia Falkender https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/16/lady-falkender-obituary-marcia-williams
  5. The Hammer House of Horror TV series http://londonhorrorsociety.co.uk/five-best-episodes-of-hammer-horror-tv-series/
  6. The New Creation https://tedium.co/2017/01/09/countering-the-counterculture/

Timandra Harkness

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Timandra Harkness talks to Ivan about six things which she thinks should be better known.

Timandra is a presenter, writer and comedian. She has presented BBC Radio 4 documentaries including Divided Nation and the FutureProofing series. Her book, Big Data: Does Size Matter? was published in 2016. Find out more about Timandra at https://timandraharkness.com/.

  1. Kingdom Coming (aka Year of Jubilo) by George Melly https://civilwarfolkmusic.com/2013/02/23/1862-kingdom-coming-work/
  2. Anchovy paste https://www.gq.com/story/anchovy-paste-use-secret-ingredient
  3. Crossness Pumping Station http://www.crossness.org.uk
  4. Archy and Mehitabel by Dom Marquis http://www.librarything.com/work/29840/reviews/72394368
  5. Pineau de Charentes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2019/03/19/pineau-des-charentes-cognac-go-to/
  6. Data can tell a lot about WHAT you are but not who you are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdilkRC4YVw

Lindsay Johns

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Writer and broadcaster Lindsay Johns discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. Find out more about Lindsay at www.lindsayjohns.com.

  1. The novels of Alex La Guma https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09qcyy0
  2. Archibald Motley, Jr https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000f6xd
  3. To A Poet A Thousand Years HencebyJames Elroy Flecker  https://beta.spectator.co.uk/article/why-james-elroy-flecker-deserves-our-attention
  4. The Martinican film Rue Cases – Negres (1983) http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2013/08/honoring_the_french_film_rue_casesnegres/
  5. Platelet donation http://www.blood.co.uk/platelets/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00074hj
  6. Crispy Bamboo Village https://foursquare.com/v/crispy-bamboo-village/4bf348fce5eba593c8711e90/menu

Aceil Haddad

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Aceil Haddad talks to Ivan about six things which she thinks should be better known.

  1. British seaside towns https://www.roughguides.com/special-features/britains-30-best-seaside-towns/
  2. Charity Shops for sustainable fashion https://www.charityretail.org.uk/charity-shops-the-ethical-and-sustainable-alternative-to-fast-fashion/
  3. Maternity and Pregnancy discrimination https://pregnantthenscrewed.com/
  4. Split Ticketing https://www.splitticketing.com/
  5. The importance of intuition http://theconversation.com/is-it-rational-to-trust-your-gut-feelings-a-neuroscientist-explains-95086
  6. The value of friendships https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/dec/19/adult-friendships-can-be-effortful-and-elastic-thats-what-makes-them-special