Monday 18 July 2011


In today's Guardian, Sarah Crown writes in praise of Radio 4's 'Classic Serial':

Sunday afternoons on the sainted R4 are a booklover's pleasure garden. From 3 o'clock to 4, I listened to the second instalment of their classic serial, The History of Titus Groan, and was reminded of just how rich and alarming Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy is – I haven't read the books since my late teens, but this fine adaptation brought everything – Steerpike's chilly treachery, Flay's cracking knee-joints, the pitiful horror of Sepulchrave's descent into madness after his precious library is burnt – pouring back...

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