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Eliot's Book of Bookish Lists

In this bonus episode, Henry introduces Eliot's Book of Bookish Lists, the perfect stocking-filler for book-lovers.


Who had birds called Death, Wigs and Spinach? How do you spell the noise of a door slamming? Whose working title was The Chronic Argonauts?


In this eclectic gallimaufry, Henry showcases some of his favourite literary lists: we witness the tragic ends of the Ancient Greek tragedians, learn the name of George Orwell's pet cockerel and rummage through Joan Didion's travelling bag; we consider the history of literary fart jokes, orbit the Shakespearean moons of Uranus and meet several pigs with wings. From the sublime to the ridiculous – and everything in between ­– Eliot's lists, recommendations and nuggets of trivia will delight, inspire and surprise anyone who loves reading.


https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/448329/eliots-book-of-bookish-lists-by-eliot-henry/9780241562727

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