December 18th, 2005


things that are no more

The Book of the Week on Radio Four is Michael Bywater's Lost Worlds, read by Stephen Fry (and for completism - produced and abridged by Jill Waters).

The first reading is from 9:45 to 10:00 on BBC Radio Four FM (times GMT, of course) tomorrow (2005-12-19) with repeats from 0:30 to 0:48 (don't know how they manage to shave two minutes off the repeat - oh well), near the end of the same radio day.

Struck by the realisation that we understand little about the quiet storm of loss that blows about our lives and histories, Michael Bywater decided that in this age of lists - what was required is a compendium of the things that have gone.

Entries include Absurdity, Angels and Bakelite.