Monday 27 October 2008

Rare recordings of famous authors to be available

The BBC News reports that the British Library has released new CD's of previously unpublished recordings of British and American authors. The recordings include:
  • the sole surviving recording of Virginia Woolf
  • the sole audio recording of Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes
  • P G Wodehouse talking about Jeeves and Wooster
  • J R R Tolkien discussing whether he will be remembered for The Lord of the Rings or his academic career
  • Raymond Chandler interviewed by Ian Fleming
  • Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin discussing the position of African-American writers in the United States.
You can buy the CDs from the British Library.

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