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John Sessions reads five enchanting digressions about literary lives by biographer Richard Holmes.

Abridged by Jill Waters.

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01Letters From Paris20000814

John Sessions reads five enchanting digressions about literary lives by biographer Richard Holmes.

Abridged by Jill Waters.

1: `Letters from Paris'.

A record of the author's time in Paris.

01Letters From Paris20000814

John Sessions reads five enchanting digressions about literary lives by biographer Richard Holmes.

Abridged by Jill Waters.A record of the author's time in Paris.

02Gautier In London20000815

A French journalist observes Victorian England.

02Gautier In London20000815

By Richard Holmes, read by John Sessions and abridged by Jill Waters.

2: `Gautier in London'.

A French journalist observes Victorian England.

03Boswell Among The Tulips20000816

By Richard Holmes, read by John Sessions and abridged by Jill Waters.

3: `Boswell among the Tulips'.

The young James Boswell is sent to Holland for moral improvement.

03Boswell Among The Tulips20000816

The young James Boswell is sent to Holland for moral improvement.

04Monsieur Nadar20000817

By Richard Holmes, read by John Sessions and abridged by Jill Waters.

4: `Monsieur Nadar'.

The pioneer of portrait photography in France.

The pioneer of portrait photography in France.

05M R James And Others20000818

By Richard Holmes, read by John Sessions and abridged by Jill Waters.

5: `M R James and Others'.

From where did the Cambridge don conjure his ghostly companions?

05 LASTM R James And Others20000818

From where did the Cambridge don conjure his ghostly companions?