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Appignanesi, Rosen, Currie

three evenings this week (monday 26th, tuesday 27th, thursday 29th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
lisa appignanesi, michael rosen and edwina currie (1st 2nd and 4th of 5 episodes of the birthday treat, in the the essay series)

“To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Radio 3, the network invited five writers with whom it shares a birthday, also turning 70 this year, on a birthday outing.
Our contributors chose to visit places that have some personal significance for them, where they could look back and reflect on their feelings in this special birthday year.”

1. “Novelist and campaigner Lisa Appignanesi, who is Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, samples the timeless elegance of The Savoy Hotel’s Beaufort Bar and reflects on the characters that have passed through its doors during the ‘Belle Epoque’ and since.”
2. “Poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen visits Eastwood and the childhood home of DH Lawrence, the poet who inspired him to write.”
4. “Liverpool-born novelist and former politician Edwina Currie returns to her native city for a ferry ride across the River Mersey where, over 50 years ago, in an end of school ritual, she and her peers threw their hated green school berets into the river.”

(if you miss them, available at and

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