Episode 71

Floating like a tug boat, stinging like a nettle

Book Slam hits new heights with some prime pugilism of the literary variety. BILL HILLMAN (prize-fighter, gang-banger, bull runner) reads from his gripping debut novel, 'The Old Neighborhood', guitarist from The Slits and punk pioneer, VIV ALBERTINE, introduces her memoir, 'Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys' and Mercury Prize nominee and laureate of the lost, KATE TEMPEST, tells it exactly like it is. Cheery? Not quite. Essential? Most definitely. Elliott has the sponge, Patrick's on cuts and Vaseline.

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