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The VINTAGE Podcast is a fortnightly books podcast, released every other Sunday. Author interviews, book news and discussions on subjects ranging from literary fiction to graphic novels, cookery to crime fiction, history and travel to biography and poetry. It comes from the publishers of Jo Nesbo, Nigella Lawson, Irvine Welsh, Haruki Murakami, Ian McEwan, Joe Sacco, Anne Enright, Mark Haddon and more. #VINTAGEPodcast

March Podcast: Anthony Quinn, Sarah Bakewell and Juliet Nicolson

1930’s Paris, post-war London and the ’60s in Sissinghurst; we’ve slipped the shackles of the studio for this month’s podcast and gone on location for a special featuring apricot cocktails, top London trivia and a unique insight into one of the most famous gardens in the Garden of England. Will Rycroft talks to Sarah Bakewell about Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and modern existentialism whilst sipping apricot cocktails at Le Beaujolais. Alex Clark walks through London with Anthony Quinn as they discuss the landscape of his latest novel, Freya. She then gets an exclusive tour of Sissinghurst Castle from Juliet Nicolson, who grew up there during the 1960s. There’s a time and a place for everything and this month the Vintage podcast takes you to three very specific times and places. An immersive listen for every type of reader.

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Anthony Quinn – Freya

Freya Wyley meets Nancy Holdaway amid the wild celebrations of VE Day, the prelude to a devoted and competitive friendship…

Freya, ambitious and outspoken, pursues a career on Fleet Street while Nancy, less self-confident, struggles to get her first novel published. Both friends become entangled with Robert Cosway, a charismatic young man whose own ambition will have a momentous bearing on their lives.

Flitting from war-haunted Oxford to the bright new shallows of the 1960s,Freyaplots the unpredictable course of a woman’s life and loves in extraordinary times.

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