Keir Shiels

Mar 4, 201830 minutes


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This week, Keir Shiels discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known:

  1. Gervase Fen novels: detective stories by an Oxford professor - www.edmundcrispin.com/gervase-fen/

  2. Lebanese wine: a new nationality of drink for you to try - www.ft.com/content/c78c5a24-6c19-11e7-bfeb-33fe0c5b7eaa

  3. Murder by Death: spoof murder mystery film with all-star cast: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXn8CsQU1-U

  4. Synaethesia: a condition which affected Nabokov causing him to associate individual letters with colours - www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140904-i-see-songs-in-colour

  5. Shakespeare forgeries: William Henry Ireland found two new Shakespeare plays: or did he? - www.smithsonianmag.com/history/to-beor-not-the-greatest-shakespeare-forgery-136201/

  6. Dr John Elliotson: Victorian doctor who dabbled in phrenology and mesmerism - www.spectator.co.uk/2017/05/a-mesmerising-doctor-and-his-victorian-freak-show/


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