The Ghost In The Reading Room

Writer David Benedictus and Merton College Dean Tom Braun discuss Max Beerbohm's satirical view of 1890s literary London in his story `Enoch Soames' (broadcast earlier today on Radio 4) and his prophetic glimpse into the future. They walk from the Cafe Royal, where literary London met, to the Reading Room, where they lie in wait to see if the ghost of poet Enoch Soames materialises in order to discover whether his work has survived.

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