Curious Pursuits

Margaret Atwood's new collection of essays cover the concerns and passions of a lifetime.

Read by Liza Ross.

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01Travels Back20050509

Margaret Atwood's new collection of essays cover the concerns and passions of a lifetime.

Read by Liza Ross.She recalls those dramas to do with reading her work to audiences, and why national identity intrigues her.

02The Grunge Look20050510

Coming to Britain in the '60s was a quest for culture, but she got caught up in fashion and chat-up moments at museums.

03Introduction To She20050511

She praises an old pot-boiler of a book with an infamous heroine and asks why it gripped her.

04Victory Gardens20050512

The test of a good cook was whether she could use up every left-over morsel.

Ah, those were the days.

05 LASTMortification/edinburgh Festival20050513

Two short essays look at some author mishaps and Scotland's fair city through the decades.