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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tim Pears. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tim Pears, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tim Pears. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tim Pears, often where they are interviewed.

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Tim Pears & Andrew Cowan

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Sep 03 2020 · 30mins
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19: Tim Pears’s West Country

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Tim Pears, a writer rooted in the landscape of Devon, takes Slightly Foxed to the West Country. From working at his local library and reading an author a week instead of taking his A Levels to winning the Hawthornden Prize for his first novel, by way of spells as a farm labourer, nursing assistant and night porter, Tim Pears has written eleven novels, watched blacksmiths at work, walked the routes of his characters, balanced research with imagination and chronicled the past as a realist rather than a romantic. We also travel through the magazine’s archives, along the rivers Taw and Torridge, to uncover the man behind Tarka the Otter, and there are the usual recommendations for reading off the beaten track.

Please find links to books, articles, and further reading listed below. The digits in brackets following each listing refer to the minute and second they are mentioned. (Episode duration: 41 minutes; 20 seconds)

Books Mentioned
Please note that while many of these titles by other publishers are available to buy from the Slightly Foxed shop, there may be delays in obtaining them from our distributor. We may also be able to get hold of second-hand copies of the out-of-print titles listed below. Please get in touch with Anna for more information.

Books by Tim Pears
- In the Place of Fallen Leaves (5:18)
- In the Light of Morning is out of print (13:22)- The West Country Trilogy: The Horseman, The Wanderers and The Redeemed (14:14)

Other Books
- Slightly Foxed Issue 66 (1:23)- Two Middle-Aged Ladies in Andalusia, Penelope Chetwode (1:29)- The Past Is Myself, Christabel Bielenberg: Plain Foxed Edition (1:50)- The Empress of Ireland, Christopher Robbins: Slightly Foxed Edition No. 51 (2:00)-Tarka the Otter, Henry Williamson (27:15)
- Omer Pasha Latas: Marshal to the Sultan, Ivo Andrić (34:14)
- Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner is out of print (36:14)

Related Slightly Foxed Articles
- Tarka the Rotter, Jonathan Law on Henry Williamson, Tarka the Otter in Issue 35 (27:15)- Surprised by Joy, Jonathan Law on The Diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner in Issue 48 (36:14)

Other Links
- Sign up to the free Slightly Foxed email newsletter here to receive articles from the quarterly, extracts from books, latest releases, event invitations, news from behind the scenes at SF and other bookish content several times a month. View past newsletters - Tim Pears: A writer and his dog (25:21)
Opening music: Preludio from Violin Partita No.3 in E Major by Bach
The Slightly Foxed Podcast is hosted by Philippa Lamb and produced by Podcastable
May 15 2020 · 41mins

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Tim Pears: Foraging fables from the hedgerows of the West Country

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Tim Pears is a multi-award-winning author. His novel ‘In a Land of Plenty’ was made into a 10-part drama series for the BBC, and he’s just published the final book in his ‘West Country Trilogy’. Compared to Balzac and Hardy and inspired by Cormac McCarthy and Annie Proulx, Tim draws on his experiences of growing up in Devon and around nature to create the depth behind his fictional worlds. His love of nature came from a sort of “benign neglect” as his parents allowed him to explore the outdoors freely, without restraint. Growing up, he’s always appreciated the natural world, from being captivated by the sight of badgers in a sett, to feeling “closest to the divine” picking blackberries in his local park. As the son of a clergyman, he explains his respect for spirituality, and why religion features so prominently in his work. In this episode, he explores his writing and inspiration, including the difficulty of watching his work being acted out on screen and his love of writing about people and the landscapes they inhabit. For more information on this podcast, including David's thoughts following this interview, head to: https://www.treesacrowd.fm/tim-pears/

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Mar 16 2020 · 1hr
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Coco, Tim Pears, All's Well That Ends Well, Hauser and Wirth Somerset, The Bastard of Istanbul

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Disney Pixar's latest release is their first with an all-Latin cast. Coco explores the Mexican tradition of The Day of The Dead and a young boy's coming to terms with his heritage
The new novel from Tim Pears is the second in his proposed trilogy. The Wanderers is the story of two young people in pre-WW1 England and the horses that are part of their lives
All's Well That Ends Well has opened at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at London's Globe Theatre
Hauser and Wirth Somerset has opened a new exhibition "The Land We Live In- The Land We Left Behind" that deals with attitudes to the countryside
BBC Radio 4 has dramatised Elif Shafak's novel The Bastard of Istanbul as part of the Reading Europe season of programnmes
Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Tom Holland, Stephanie Merritt and Kathryn Hughes. The producer is Oliver Jones.
Jan 20 2018 · 48mins