BOOK OF THE WEEK

My autobiography SPEAKING VOLUMES is out at last and available. I am happy to say that it’s had very good feedback and some enthusiastic reviews. Available at all good bookshops and from Amazon. The book has been described and ‘charming’,...

TALKING FROM HOME

I was due to give my talk at the Southwark Festival of Sound. Because of the lockdown I couldn’t appear in person but I recorded it remotely at home (in vision) and it is available from Tuesday May 26 from 7 That’s a first! Southwark Libraries...

WORKING FROM HOME

How things have changed in the audiobook world since I started all those years ago. Then we recorded onto tape and read from photocopied pages or sometimes from the actual book. Now our scripts are downloaded onto iPads and then transferred to an App so that we can...

The Writer and the Man

I have recorded three or four of Patrick O’Brian’s marvellous Aubrey/Maturin novels set during the Napoleonic Wars as well as his first published novel The Catalans. His writing is rich and his characters strong. So I was thrilled to be entrusted with...

NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED

What a privilege to record this extraordinary book by heart surgery Professor Stephen Westaby. His first book Fragile Lives (which I also recorded) is passionate and powerful but The Knifeā€™s Edge is darker and angrier. His battle trying save lives (often desperately...