Alec Marsh is editor of Spear's and contributor to the New Statesman. He has also contributed to The Spectator, Country Life, and the Financial Times. He has written regularly for titles including The Times, Daily Telegraph, and Daily Mail.
Alec Marsh, author of Rule Britannia & the arriving someday Enemy of the Raj - and - Eoin McNamee, author of The Blue Tango & many others, talk to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan about writing fiction set in the past which works for the present. Alec Marsh also edits Spears magazine for hugely rich people. Eoin McNamee is also the author of Resurrection Man, The Ultras, 12:33, Orchid Blue, Blue is the Night, The Navigator trilogy for children, the script for films I Want You & Resurrection Man. Phew! He’s busy. He lives in Sligo in the west of Ireland. And did we mention that his book The Blue Tango is one of presenter Paul’s favourites? We also discuss choosing names for characters, surveillance, claustrophobia, Buchanesque adventures, book blurbs that give too much away & the responsibility to real people & story on which authors base their stories.
We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers, poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches, scripts, fiction and non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com - which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word. We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org - and yes, we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear from you - your thoughts, ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books.
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