By Rebecca Markwick, on 30 March 2021
Lisa and I chat with Nigel Beale all about beautiful books, libraries worth visiting, and his love of literary tourism.
I chat with Nigel Beale and my co host Lisa Dalton all about beautiful books this week. We take a journey into Nigel’s literary critic role, his podcast interviews and how they intersect with his love of literary tourism. Nigel discusses how the very visual nature of a book can be therapeutic in and of itself and how he collects a wide variety of books and book related items, all chosen for their beauty.
Things mentioned in the podcast:
Cultural Amnesia by Clive James
The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies by Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud
Think and Grow Rich by Andrew Carnegie
Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas
Houghton Library at Harvard
Beinecke Rare Books Library at Yale
Book of Kells at Trinity College Dublin