A.F. Harrold

Season 5, Episode 6

Children’s author and poet A.F Harrold sits down with Robin and Josie to talk about his own work and some his favourite poetry and children’s books including the work of Russell Hoban, Brian Patten and Raymond Briggs.  Also, in our first ever commercial break, that isn’t really a commercial break, Nat Metcalfe pops in to let us know about the best new comics out right now.




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Reading List

A.F. Harold recommends:

The work of Chris Riddell

Things You Find in a Poet’s Beard by A.F. Harold

The Mersey Sound by Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Adrian Henri

Tonight at Noon by Adrian Henr

The Book of Guys by Garrison Keillor

Nuns and Soldiers by Iris Murdoch

The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch

Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban

The Bat Tattoo by Russell Hoban

Angelica’s Grotto by Russell Hoban

The Mouse and his Child by Russell Hoban

Monsters by Russell Hoban & Quentin Blake

Twenty Elephant Restaurant by Russell Hoban & Quentin Blake

Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs

Gentleman Jim by Raymond Briggs

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue by Maurice Sendak

Memorial by Alice Oswald

This Craft of Verse by Jorge Luis Borges

Painting as a Pastime by Sir Winston Churchill

The Energy of Slaves by Leonard Cohen

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World by Kate Pankhurst

Come Hither by Walter De La Mare

Delight by JB Priestley

Robin recommends:

Brain Droppings by George Carlin

Jack B.Yeats: A Vision of Ireland by John Booth

The Song From Somewhere Else by A.F. Harold

The Sentence by Alistair Fruish

The Bell by Iris Murdoch

Unlucky Wally by Raymond Briggs

In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

Josie recommends:

Collected Love Poems by Brian Patten

The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Mary M. Talbot

Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg by Kate Evans

The March series by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs

Small Pig by Arnold Lobel

Nat recommends:

The Times I Knew I Was Gay by Eleanor Crewes

Decadence #11 comic anthology

Scarlett Traces by Ian Edginton

Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie by Nejib

The Rabbi’s Cat by Joann Sfar

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