Ex Libris Live Episode 05

Recorded on the 19th of July 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 producer, writer and presenter John Lloyd, award winning literary historian Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, artist, author and QI Elf Stevyn Colgan and author and science editor for The Times Tom Whipple.

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

Lord Edgware Dies – Agatha Christie
Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury
The Racketeer – John Grisham
A Dance with Dragons, Part 1 Dreams and Dust – George R R Martin
Pooh Goes Visiting – A. A. Milne
Fifty Shades of Grey – E. L. James
Funny Girl – Nick Hornby
An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill – Colonel W. F. Cody

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 05

John Lloyd is a producer, writer and presenter best known for iconic shows such as; Spitting Image, Blackadder, QI, and author of The Meaning of Liff. His books are available here.

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is an award winning literary historian whose latest book, The Story of Alice (available here), has received critical acclaim and rave reviews.

Stevyn Colgan is not only witty but also very wise, as a QI Elf, artist and author of Why did the Policeman Cross the Road? His book is available here.

Tom Whipple is the science editor at The Times and, as a consummate games player and renowned bad loser, has written How to Win Games and Beat People, which is available here.