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The Vital Spark: Appointment in Arezzo – BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
January 1 - January 6
A colourful portrait of one of the twentieth century’s great writers. When journalist Alan Taylor travelled to the Italian town of Arezzo to interview Muriel Spark, it was the beginning of a friendship which would last for years. On regular visits to her Italian villa and on trips accompanying the author to literary festivals across Europe Taylor gained a unique insight into the character of this fascinating artist.
Abridged by Laurence Wareing; Read by Paul Higgins; Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.
5 episodes from 1 to 6 January, BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, everyday at 9.45am and 12.30am.
More information and catch up episodes on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09k0p9z.
Appointment in Arezzo: A Friendship with Muriel Spark by Alan Taylor is published by Birlinn Ltd. More information here.