Thursday, January 08, 2009
I do urge all of you who failed to catch this item on the Today programme R4 on Wednesday 7 January at 8.18am to catch it on the Listen Again section of the BBC website. There you will hear Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell Boyce in fine form talking about books, and books for boys. Charlie Higson thought that Project X, OUP's dive into interactive books (Carousel hasn't seen them as yet) looked "absolutely ghastly" and Frank Cottrell Boyce talking about the appalling transformation of school libraries into "learning resource centres" got well into his stride and had me cheering at the radio. No mealy mouthed words from either of them - what a joy.