Ep 31 Getting rid of parents and grumpy magical helpers with Kate Towner


Kate’s choice: The House of Arden by E. Nesbit

Ali’s choice: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

The Mahabharat has been dramatized twice for TV. This is the one I watched in the 1980s.

If you want to read the other great Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana, I recommend this graphic novel version told from Sita’s perspective.

A new biography of Edith Nesbit was published in 2019.

The House of Arden was dramatized for BBC radio in 1989. You can buy an audiobook collection of Nesbit adaptations here.

Follow Kate on Twitter at @katepreach and @fantasybookclu3, and on Instagram, where she posts pictures of her artwork and cats @kate.towner.

Thanks as always to Steve Vapour Trails and Jack Sadler-Johnson.


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