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On the Road with Penguin Classics

The podcast that takes a stroll around the world's favourite books

On the Road with Penguin Classics is a podcast that takes a stroll around the world's favourite books. In each episode, author and editor Henry Eliot travels to a different literary location to explore a brilliant book i
Latest Episode9/29/2022

Confessions of an English Opium Eater with Will Self

Ep. 13
Thomas de Quincey & William S. Burroughs in Soho. The novelist Will Self joins Henry in London to explore the opium dreams and heroin nightmares of Thomas de Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium Eater and William S. Burrough’s Junky. They walk from Oxford Street to Covent Garden, and along the way they also discuss The Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley and Will’s own 2019 drugs memoir, Will. 2022 is the 200th anniversary of the book publication of Confessions of an English Opium Eater. Penguin Classics edition of Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas de Quinceyhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/34581/confessions-of-an-english-opium-eater-by-thomas-de-quincey-ed--barry-milligan/9780140439014https://apple.co/3SDKmZI Naxos audiobook of Confessions of an English Opium Eater, read by Gunnar Cautheryhttps://naxosaudiobooks.com/confessions-of-an-english-opium-eater-unabridged/https://apple.co/3SgGjTB Penguin Modern Classics edition of Junky by William S. Burroughshttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/57608/junky-by-william-s-burroughs-intro-oliver-harris/9780141189826https://apple.co/3UIuIOz W. F. Howes audiobook of Junky read by Mark Nelsonhttps://www.wfhowes.co.uk/title-details/9781471212291https://apple.co/3ReJ3zt Will Selfhttps://will-self.com/ Will by Will Selfhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/176727/will-by-self-will/9780141046402https://apple.co/3r89gVZ W. F. Howes audiobook of Will, read by Will Selfhttps://www.wfhowes.co.uk/title-details/9781528888219https://apple.co/3r8QZrh The Colony Room Club – in pictureshttps://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/sep/13/from-francis-bacon-to-tracey-emin-soho-historic-colony-room-club-in-pictures William S. Burroughs and the Moka Barhttps://www.openculture.com/2014/12/how-william-s-burroughs-shut-down-londons-first-espresso-bar-1972.html
9/29/2022

Confessions of an English Opium Eater with Will Self

Ep. 13
Thomas de Quincey & William S. Burroughs in Soho. The novelist Will Self joins Henry in London to explore the opium dreams and heroin nightmares of Thomas de Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium Eater and William S. Burrough’s Junky. They walk from Oxford Street to Covent Garden, and along the way they also discuss The Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley and Will’s own 2019 drugs memoir, Will. 2022 is the 200th anniversary of the book publication of Confessions of an English Opium Eater. Penguin Classics edition of Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas de Quinceyhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/34581/confessions-of-an-english-opium-eater-by-thomas-de-quincey-ed--barry-milligan/9780140439014https://apple.co/3SDKmZI Naxos audiobook of Confessions of an English Opium Eater, read by Gunnar Cautheryhttps://naxosaudiobooks.com/confessions-of-an-english-opium-eater-unabridged/https://apple.co/3SgGjTB Penguin Modern Classics edition of Junky by William S. Burroughshttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/57608/junky-by-william-s-burroughs-intro-oliver-harris/9780141189826https://apple.co/3UIuIOz W. F. Howes audiobook of Junky read by Mark Nelsonhttps://www.wfhowes.co.uk/title-details/9781471212291https://apple.co/3ReJ3zt Will Selfhttps://will-self.com/ Will by Will Selfhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/176727/will-by-self-will/9780141046402https://apple.co/3r89gVZ W. F. Howes audiobook of Will, read by Will Selfhttps://www.wfhowes.co.uk/title-details/9781528888219https://apple.co/3r8QZrh The Colony Room Club – in pictureshttps://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/sep/13/from-francis-bacon-to-tracey-emin-soho-historic-colony-room-club-in-pictures William S. Burroughs and the Moka Barhttps://www.openculture.com/2014/12/how-william-s-burroughs-shut-down-londons-first-espresso-bar-1972.html
3/3/2022

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with Chris Riddell

Ep. 12
Lewis Carroll in Oxford. The illustrator and political cartoonist Chris Riddell wanders the streams and streets of Oxford with Henry, visiting the locations that inspired Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. They meet Sophie Hiscock at the Story Museum and visit Christ Church College. Penguin Classics editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carrollhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/60348/alice-s-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass/9780141439761.htmlhttps://apple.co/34adQe5 Penguin audiobook of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, read by Katie Leunghttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1060348/alice-s-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass/9780241442425.htmlhttps://apple.co/3r1h1gQ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by Chris Riddellhttps://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/lewis-carroll/alices-adventures-in-wonderland/9781529002461 Through the Looking-Glass, illustrated by Chris Riddellhttps://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/lewis-carroll/through-the-lookingglass-and-what-alice-found-there/9781529007503 The Hunting of the Snark, illustrated by Chris Riddellhttps://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/chris-riddell/the-hunting-of-the-snark/9781529006957 Chris Riddellhttps://chrisriddellblog.tumblr.com/https://twitter.com/chrisriddell50 The Story Museumhttps://www.storymuseum.org.uk/ Alice’s Shophttps://aliceinwonderlandshop.com/ Christ Church Collegehttps://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by Yayoi Kusamahttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/181654/lewis-carroll-s-alice-s-adventures-in-wonderland--with-artwork-b/9780141197302.html