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Chris Maynard, Eleonora Biason and Hereward Tilton

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22 December 2019

Episode 546

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Chris Maynard, author of cult Usborne children’s book, ‘All About Ghosts’, joins us to discuss his work on a publication that sent chills up the spines of a generation of kids. Plus, a Christmas cocktail-making workshop from one of Rosewood London’s Scarfes Bar’s crack bartenders, and a look at the psychedelic magic that underpins pre-Christian Christmas.

22 December 2019

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Chris Maynard

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‘All About Ghosts’ spooked a generation of schoolchildren when it first came out in the 1970s. Resurrected following a nostalgia-driven crowd-sourcing effort, it’s now poised to spook another. Its author, Chris Maynard, discusses his work on the book.

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Eleonora Biason

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Eleonora, a bartender at Rosewood London's Scarfes Bar, comes in to give our hard-working presenters a workshop in whipping up some deliciously festive cocktails of her own creation.

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Hereward Tilton

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Hereward Tilton is an academic whose research has taken him into the farthest reaches of esotericism. He explains his work translating a mysterious 17th-century grimoire, and what its psychedelic magic might teach us about the pre-Christian Christmas festival.

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