How does the natural world around us shape who we are?

Authors Alice Vincent and Charlotte Runcie have both found themselves drawn to writing about landscapes. Today they’re joined by the debut novelist Fiona Williams, author of The House of Broken Bricks, for a warm and inspiring discussion about Fiona's own relationship with books, gardens, food, and finding a sense of home in nature.

The House of Broken Bricks is an immersive story of a family with twin boys, who are both of dual heritage, but who look strikingly different from one another. They also each have very different relationships to the English countryside around them.

Each episode of In Haste is accompanied by an original essay on Substack by Alice Vincent or Charlotte Runcie exploring its wider themes at

In Haste is produced by Holly Fisher for Hasty Productions, with original music by Maria Chiara Argiró and graphic design by Alicia Fernandes.

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