Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Museum of Curiosity

A guest on the most recent edition of the BBC Radio 4 series The Museum of Curiosity, was writer Sarah Bakewell, author of a new biography of Montaigne, How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer.

Prior to embarking on a career as a writer, Sarah was a Rare Books cataloguer in the Wellcome Library, and on the The Museum of Curiosity, Sarah explained how her work at the Wellcome, inspired her to write on the medical uses of human flesh and the real-life experimenters who inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (Published in Fortean Times, these articles are available through Sarah's own website).

This edition of The Museum of Curiosity is available for the next seven days for listeners in the UK, through the BBC iPlayer.

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