I'll be on BBC Radio 4's 'Start the Week' on Monday 25 January, with Will Self, Steve Jones and Charles Hazlewood. Already nail-chompingly excited. If I carry on like this all weekend, by Monday morning I will have nibbled all the way up my arms, round my collarbones and back to my teeth. But I love this sort of thing: the talk, the elation, the chance to blither about Montaigne.
"Speech belongs half to the speaker, half to the listener." - Montaigne, "Of Experience".
"We must glide over this world a bit lightly and on the surface." - Montaigne, "Of Vanity".
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