Geoffrey and Angela

Interviewee name: Geoffrey Jackson and Angela Phelan
Interviewee DOB and place of birth: 4th November 1936, Sutton, Surrey (GJ),
no DOB given (AP)
Interviewee Occupation: Teacher/lecturer (GJ)
Book group(s) attended: Putney (both)
Date(s) of recording: 21st May 2015 (GJ)
30th June 2015 (AP)
16th September 2015 (both)
Location of recording: Putney
Interviewer: Amy Tooth Murphy
Duration(s): Geoffrey: 01:23:39
Anglea: 02:10:26
Both: 02:17:56
Summariser: Alison Chand

Interviews

All books mentioned (those discussed for >20 seconds in bold):
Charles Dickens, Hard Times, H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons, Joyce Lankester Brisley, Milly-Molly-Mandy, Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers, W. E. Johns, Biggles, Rupert annuals, Richmal Crompton, Just William, Angela Brazil, Radio Fun, Tiger Tim, The Beano, Paul Mason, The Cupboard Under the Stairs, Kathleen Winsor, Forever Amber, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon’s Mines, Montezuma’s Daughters, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, James Joyce, Ulysses, Finnegan’s Wake, Dubliners, Ezra Pound, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Bede, Ecclesiastical History of the English People, F. R. Leavis, William Wordsworth, Lucy poems, Ecclesiastical Sketches, Lewis Carroll, D. H. Lawrence, Sigmund Freud, John Carey, What Good are the Arts?, Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk, Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, C. J. Sansom, Ruth Rendell , Barbara Vine, Enid Blyton, The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, Jules Verne, Ursula Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness, Earthsea, T. S. Eliot, Prufrock, The Waste Land, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, William Blake, AE Housman, Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, Marcel Proust, Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy, Samuel Beckett, Noel Coward, Private Lives, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

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All books mentioned (those discussed for >20 seconds in bold):
Enid Blyton, Malory Towers, Richmal Crompton, Just William, Anthony Buckeridge, Jennings and Darbishire, Billy Bunter, Joyce Lankester Brisley, Milly-Molly-Mandy, William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Alex Haley, Roots, Graham Greene, Brighton Rock, Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Brian Friel, Translations, T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land, Prufrock, Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady, Washington Square, The Wings of the Dove, Emily Dickinson, Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk, Ruth Rendell, P. D. James, The Children of Men, Agatha Christie, Barbara Vine, Ian Rankin, Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies, Terry Pratchett, Irene Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise, Penelope Lively, Claire Tomalin, Charles Dickens: A Life, Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch, Iris Murdoch, The Sea, The Sea, David Lodge, Malcolm Bradbury, Martin Amis, The Zone of Interest, Time’s Arrow, Money, T. H. White, Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Angela Brazil, The Hotspur, Bunty , Judy, The Hornet, Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, William Blake, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Emily Bronte, Blaine Harden, Escape from Camp 14, Colm Toibin, The Testament of Mary, Brooklyn, Nora Webster, Tan Twang Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists, Simon Mawer, The Glass Room, George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, Middlemarch, John Carey, What Good Are the Arts?, Maeve Binchy, Edna O’Brien, Martina Cole, Goodnight Lady.

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All books mentioned (those discussed for >20 seconds in bold):
Michael Innes, P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, Barbara Vine, Walter Scott, William Thackeray, The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes, Henry James, The Wings of the Dove, Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, H. G. Wells, Bunty, Judy, The Hotspur, Billy Bunter, Anthony Buckeridge, Jennings and Darbishire, The Golden Thread, Lewis Carroll, Richmal Crompton, Just William, The Beano, The Dandy, Film Fun, Radio Fun, Eagle, Paul Mason, The Cupboard Under the Stairs, Kathleen Winsor, Forever Amber, William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, Hamlet, Grace Metalious, Peyton Place, D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, David Wilson, Twelve Years a Slave, J. B. Priestley, An Inspector Calls, Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Guy de Maupassant, Alice Munro, James Joyce, Jane Austen, T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land, Prufrock, Emily Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, William Wordsworth, Lucy poems, Sonnets Upon the Punishment of Death, F. W. Bates, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Christopher Ricks, William Blake, George Eliot, Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss, Ezra Pound, J. K. Rowling, John Carey, What Good are the Arts?, Sarah Waters, The Paying Guests, Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Samuel Beckett, Colm Toibin, Nora Webster, Brooklyn. , Claire Tomalin, The Invisible Woman, Charles Dickens: A Life, Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, Country Life.

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Geoffrey Jackson

Angela Phelan