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13 December 2015

Episode 336

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Tom Edwards and Markus Hippi discuss diary-making with Simon Garfield, who has published (with permission) 60 years of diaries from bookseller Jean Lucey Pratt. We also hear from reporter Tim Judah about stories from war-torn Ukraine. Plus: we learn the simple dos and don’ts of how to correctly chop, store and burn wood with Norwegian writer Lars Mytting.

13 December 2015

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Introduction

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Tom Edwards and Markus Hippi are joined by Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan to take a look at the week gone by and what might be coming up in the next seven days.

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Simon Garfield

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Author and polymath Simon Garfield has collected 60 years of diary manuscripts from Jean Lucey Pratt and published them in the book ‘A Notable Woman’. He explains why the personal thoughts of this bookseller from London paint a picture of the 20th century that we should all know more about.

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Tim Judah

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Tim Judah is a reporter who tells stories from troubled regions. He joins Monocle’s Tom Hall to discuss his book, ‘In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine’.

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Lars Mytting

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Journalist and author Lars Mytting’s book ‘Norwegian Wood’ is about just that – the simple pleasures to be found in chopping, stacking and burning wood. Tom Edwards and Markus Hippi speak to him about the material’s attraction.

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