Ex Libris Live Episode 04

Recorded on the 23rd of June 2016 in front of a live audience in Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford.

David Freeman hosts this episode of Ex Libris Live! where he is joined by authors Barbara Trapido & Andrew Billen, ghostwriter Andrew Crofts and head of events at Blackwell’s Oxford Sylvia Warren.

In this episode, the contestants write fake first or last sentences for books including:

The Blob That Ate Everyone  – R L Stine
A Pelican at Blandings – P.G Wodehouse
The Twins’ Rodeo Rider – Tina Leonard
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane – Neil Gaiman
The Tale Of Mr. Jeremy Fisher – Beatrix Potter
Various Pets alive and Dead – Marina Lewycka
The Paper Man – William Golding
Flying Free – Nigel Farage


In the Ex Libris Live! Extras podcast (coming soon), you’ll be able to hear David talking with each of our guests in turn about their past work and current projects.


Ex Libris Live Episode 4


You can find Barbara Trapido’s book ‘Sex and Stravinsky’ here.

Andrew Crofts’ book ‘Confessions of a Ghostwriter’ is available here.
Andrew Billen’s ‘Man who Invented Christmas: The Story of Charles Dickens’ is available here.
You can find out more about Sylvia Warren’s work and the Blackwell’s events schedule here.