On this week’s show, we chat to Toby Ferris about his search for the master painter Pieter Bruegel. Ferris was 42 when he decided he would track down the 42 surviving paintings by the 16th-century great, a project he documents in his latest book Short Life in a Strange World.
And Claire and Sian chat to independent bookseller Sam Fisher about how he and his staff at Burley Fisher Books have been coping during the coronavirus outbreak, and to Hay literary festival director Peter Florence, who is attempting to keep the festival afloat with a public fundraiser after it was cancelled due to the pandemic.
We also want to hear from you. What are you reading while self-isolating around the world? Let us know by dropping us an email at email@example.com – we’d love to share some of your stories on the show.
Short Life in a Strange World by Toby Ferris (Fourth Estate in the UK and Harper in the US)
The Isolation Station – Burley Fisher Books’ new podcast. (Available on all major podcast services.)
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