Reflections on Reading Dante’s Divine Comedy via Tea, Toast and Trivia

I recently wrote about my reading of Dante’s The Divine Comedy as part of Nick Senger’s readalong. My dear friend Becky very kindly invited me to talk further about this adventure on her marvellous podcast Tea, Toast and Trivia.

It is always a huge pleasure to be part of Becky’s brilliant podcast conversations and I really enjoyed this opportunity to look back on my experience of reading one of the world’s great masterpieces of literature.

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What Is Literature For?

A belated Happy World Book Day 2017 to everyone!

As an avid bibliophile, I love anything which promotes and celebrates the value of reading.  But, some may ask, why on earth should we care about books?  Surely life is too busy to fit in reading on top of everything else?

In other words, what is literature for?

Check out this short clip by The School of Life which answers this important question.  It is pretty quirky to look at, but the underlying messages are interesting and relevant.  Listen without the pictures if need be! 🙂