The Libby Purves Interview

We have in the studio an intrepid explorer, a pretentious luvvy, an academic who is an expert on Jane Austen, and a filmmaker who has made a film about nothing. I’d like to start by asking you all about your head for heights. Cecilia, when you teeter up on a chair, do you get the absolute frights? Yes. How horrifying for you. Filmmakers are probably afraid of heights. Are you afraid of heights? No. Well are you frightfully nervous then? No. How about academics, surely you must be frightfully afraid of heights. I little bit yes. Oh golly, how frightful. Now then, our intrepid explorer is jolly brave, but isn’t it heartbreaking that you fell over a dog? The book is wonderful and I like it. You must be a tough egg, all that weather and wretched things like that. It must be jolly uncomfortable, sleeping in a tent. Gosh, it’s something that ordinary mortals who went to Oxford, who went to ordinary convent schools and have ordinary diplomats for fathers like me really can’t imagine. Golly, are you going to go climbing again? Now let’s move to our next guest, who has ‘climbed’ her way up the academic pole…

Michael Stewart


About headspam

I'm a writer from Salford, now based in Bradford. I've written for theatre, radio and TV. And the following books: King Crow (novel: Bluemoose Books); Couples (poetry: Valley Press); Cafe Assassin (novel: Bluemoose Books); Mr Jolly (short stories: Valley Press) Author page:
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