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For the 101st Page One (which, as listeners of Page One 100 will know, is actually the 102nd episode of the podcast), Charles Adrian talks about the five novels he would take with him to a desert island, if he were forced to go. And allowed to take books. These books are essential. And long.
(Here, by the way, is Charles Adrian talking about The Folding Star on Steve Wasserman’s podcast Read Me Something You Love.)
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
A Place Of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust
The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Bluer Than Midnight – The The
Dis, Quand Reviendras-Tu? – Martha Wainwright
Water Girl – Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Jan Garbarek, John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain
Vikram Seth misses his deadline: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jul/10/vikram-seth-a-suitable-girl-suitable-boy
Vikram Seth on Desert Island Discs: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019rd99
Longest novels ever written wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_novels
Charles Adrian talking about The Folding Star on Steve Wasserman’s podcast Read Me Something You Love: https://readmesomethingyoulove.com/the-folding-star-by-alan-hollinghurst-read-by-charles-adrian-gillot/