Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys – rerun

This is the third in our re-released episodes – and only the second one we ever recorded. Has Jean Rhys’s reputation and influence grown since then? Does a seven-year-old Backlisted still pass muster? All this (and more) are considered in Andy’s new introduction. Enjoy!

John and Andy are joined by novelist Linda Grant and Unbound’s Mathew Clayton to discussGood Morning, Midnightby Jean Rhys, first published in 1939. Rhys is still best known for her 1966 novel,Wide Sargasso Sea,but as well as making a strong case for her earlier work, there is a lively discussion of perfume, the previously unheard-of genre of Scandinavian magic realism, and Andy spots a mistake in the best selling science book of all time.

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1’49 – A Winter Book by Tove Jansson

9’46 – A Brief History of Time by Prof Stephen Hawking

17’30 – Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys

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