I learned so much from Edward Wilson-Lee fascinating book SHAKESPEARE IN SWAHILILAND, the fascinating account of Shakespeare’s influence on Africa, from Burton and Rhodes to the leaders of the emerging independent nations – Shakespeare’s influence is everywhere. A challenging book to record however. Not only are there great chunks of Shakespeare but I had to get my tongue around quite a bit of Swahili which turn out to be a beautiful and mellifluous language. A lovely African guy recorded the words down the phone for me from his Tanzanian village. I could hear birds in the background and children playing. Wonderful. Where there’s a Will………..