Risking Enchantment

“The Beauty of the House is immeasurable; its Kindness infinite"

In this episode Rachel and Phoebe discuss Susanna Clarke's new novel Piranesi. Set in a mysterious world, all contained in one vast house of marble statues and rising tides, the novel gives a wonderful opportunity to examine the way humans interact with the world around them.


Works Mentioned:

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, BBC miniseries

The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

“This critique of progress was something I borrowed from CS Lewis” - Susanna Clarke, Interview in the Hindustani Times

Laudato Si, by Pope Francis

General Audience 17 January 2001, Pope John Paul II

"The Wobbly Chronology of Disenchantment" Church Life Journal, by Haley Stewart

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

"The House of Asterion" by Jorge Luis Borges

"The Library of Babel" by Jorge Luis Borges


Things We're Enjoying at the Moment

Phoebe: Season of Autumn

Rachel: The Labyrinth of Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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