As part of London Literature Festival we welcomed comedian and presenter Sue Perkins onto the stage of our Royal Festival Hall, to discuss her new book East of Croydon. That is of course, once she’d finished playing with her sign-language interpreter.
Interviewed by her partner, the television presenter Anna Richardson, Perkins treated us to an evening packed full of crackling wit and dubious puns, which you can enjoy in this podcast, specially recorded at the event.
Beginning with an excerpt from her book, Perkins goes on to explain how travel hadn’t exactly been in the family’s genes.
East of Croydon however, takes Perkins far beyond this localised travel of her childhood, detailing her extraordinary adventures across Southern Asia, from the Himalayas to Hong Kong, via the tranquil Mekong River, and the less tranquil streets of Varanasi.
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