Nick Groom ponders the fate of the beleaguered British countryside and shares new theories about the economics of the natural world; En Liang Khong takes us through the increasingly global phenomenon of Japanese manga (which translates as “pictures run riot”); Damian Flanagan on Mishima, a writer who yearned to transcend time and identity
Green and Prosperous Land: A blueprint for rescuing the British countryside by Dieter Helm
Who Owns England?: How we lost our green and pleasant land and how to take it back, by Guy Shrubsole
Manga, and exhibition at the British Museum in London
Star, by Yukio Mishima; translated by Sam Bett
The Frolics of the Beasts, by Yukio Mishima; translated by Andrew ClareFor information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The recipe for superstardom
Is it too late?
What do the kids say?
'We should all be interested in pigeons...'
The most expensive mystery of all
How to be modern: conspiracy theory, free will and the avant-garde
‘We don’t know what he has, we don’t know what he’s done with it’
Unromancing the Romantics
Loving Iris Murdoch
Who reads John Updike?
Talk to the hands
Summer Books 2019
Russian greats and fictional eats
Celestial Bodies – winner of the 2019 Man Booker International prize for fiction
Victoria at 200
Journey to the centre of the earth
Happy Prince and Other Tales (version 4 dramatic reading), The by WILDE, Oscar
Polar et SF
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