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The Compleet Molesworth by Geoffrey Willans & Ronald Searle

The Compleet Molesworth (1958) by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle is the beloved book we’re celebrating in this special fifth birthday episode of Backlisted cheers cheers. Joining John and Andy to discuss some of the funniest and most influential fictional creations of the 20th century – Nigel Molesworth, Basil Fotherington-Thomas ect ect ect – are satirical cartoonist and writer Martin Rowson and the novelist Lissa Evans, who as any fule kno was our guest on the very first episode of Backlisted in 2015. Also in this episode John contemplates The Sea View Has Me Again: Uwe Johnson in Sheerness by Patrick Wright and Andy is enchanted by Piranesi, Susanna Clarke’s long-delayed second novel, her first being the bestselling Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

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