Sam Leith Sam Leith

Books podcast: Treasure palaces

In this week’s books podcast I talk about Treasure Palaces with its editor Maggie Fergusson. This is a remarkable collection of essays by writers on revisiting museums that have meant something special to them. The book has a stellar cast-list — Alice Oswald, Julian Barnes, Andrew Motion, Margaret Drabble, Roddy Doyle, William Boyd and Ali Smith among them — and the essays bring something personal and unexpected out of each. Maggie talks about how she snagged the big names —and what their choices had to say.

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