Richard Holloway

Season 7, Episode 10

Author of over a dozen books and the former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway joins Robin and Josie to talk about his latest book, Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death. They chat about dealing with death, faith, great last words, inspiring poetry, Graham Greene, Viktor Frankel and much more.

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Reading List

Richard recommends:

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

The Last of the Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart

The Bible

The poetry of Philip Larkin

The Book of Job

Aubade by Philip Larkin

The work of Alan

Alan Bennett’s diaries

The poetry of Kathleen Raine

Robin recommends:

Godless Morality by Richard Holloway

Between the Monster and the Saint by Richard Holloway

Waiting for the Last Bus by Richard Holloway

Leaving Alexandria by Richard Holloway

Psychiatric Tales by Daryl Cunningham

Supercrash by Daryl Cunningham

A Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Anger, Sex, Doubt and Death by Richard Holloway

Love After Love by Derek Walcott

Josie recommends:

Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Women Poets edited by Jeni Couzyn

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