The Book - A Cover-to-cover Exploration Of The Most Powerful Object Of Our Time

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0120180514

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston explores.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston takes us to the banks of the Nile Delta in Egypt to explore the creation of Papyrus when humans first put ink to paper.

This is an exploration behind the elements that go into the creation of one of life's most powerful and precious objects - 'The Book'. From the history of the materials that were first used to what we use now. This is a delightful dip into the long and often surprising history of one of the world's most important information technologies.

Written by Keith Houston
Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Produced by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

0220180515

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston explores.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston traces the spread of the use of skin in book manufacture and the bloody legacy of parchment - a legacy which continues today in the form of the Leather Bound Book.

This is an exploration behind the elements that go into the creation of one of life's most powerful and precious objects - 'The Book'. From the creation of parchment and paper to the the materials that we use now, this is a delightful dip into the long and often surprising history of one of the world's most important information technologies.

Written by Keith Houston
Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Produced by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

0320180516

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston explores.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston takes us to the courts of ancient China where Paper, as we know it today, finds its origins.

This is an exploration behind the elements that go into the creation of one of life's most powerful and precious objects - 'The Book'. From the history of the use of papyrus and parchment to the materials that we use now, this is a delightful dip into the long and often surprising history of one of the world's most important information technologies.

Written by Keith Houston
Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Produced by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

0420180517

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston explores.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston explores the fascinating history of the illuminated manuscript and travels to the windswept coasts of Ireland - the home of the rebirth of this mysterious artform.

This is an exploration behind the elements that go into the creation of one of life's most powerful and precious objects - 'The Book'. From the creation of papyrus, parchment and paper to the history of the illuminated manuscript. This is a delightful dip into the long and often surprising history of one of the world's most important information technologies.

Written by Keith Houston
Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Produced by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

0520180518

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston explores.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston journeys to China and Germany to discover the history of the printing press - and the birth of the modern book.

This is an exploration behind the elements that go into the creation of one of life's most powerful and precious objects - 'The Book'. From the creation of papyrus, parchment and paper to the history of the illuminated manuscript and finally the actual writing of the book itself. This is a delightful dip into the long and often surprising history of one of the world's most important information technologies.

Written by Keith Houston
Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Produced by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

0520180518

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston explores.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston journeys to China and Germany to discover the history of the printing press - and the birth of the modern book.

This is an exploration behind the elements that go into the creation of one of life's most powerful and precious objects - 'The Book'. From the creation of papyrus, parchment and paper to the history of the illuminated manuscript and finally the actual writing of the book itself. This is a delightful dip into the long and often surprising history of one of the world's most important information technologies.

Written by Keith Houston
Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Produced by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.