Strange Beds [essay]

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01Colin Thubron20170206

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

Colin Thubron is the first to report back. Thirty years ago he was in a Chinese town, unknown to the rest of the world. His time here was haunted by memories of a merciless leader, whose bed he will sleep in for one night only. One night is enough though...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

Colin Thubron is the first to report back. Thirty years ago he was in a Chinese town, unknown to the rest of the world. His time here was haunted by memories of a merciless leader, whose bed he will sleep in for one night only. One night is enough though...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

01Colin Thubron20170206

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

Colin Thubron is the first to report back. Thirty years ago he was in a Chinese town, unknown to the rest of the world. His time here was haunted by memories of a merciless leader, whose bed he will sleep in for one night only. One night is enough though...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

02Rachel Cooke20170207
02Rachel Cooke20170207

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

Rachel Cooke was on assignment in the wilds of Scotland, reporting on a deer hunt. Exhausted, after a peaty-coloured bath, bedtime approaches. Dreams ensue and also the rattling of her door-knob...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

02Rachel Cooke20170207

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

Rachel Cooke was on assignment in the wilds of Scotland, reporting on a deer hunt. Exhausted, after a peaty-coloured bath, bedtime approaches. Dreams ensue and also the rattling of her door-knob...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

Rachel Cooke was on assignment in the wilds of Scotland, reporting on a deer hunt. Exhausted, after a peaty-coloured bath, bedtime approaches. Dreams ensue and also the rattling of her door-knob...

Producer Duncan Minshull

03Philip Hoare20170208
03Philip Hoare20170208

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

Philip Hoare was thrown off his bike and spent a night in a hospital observation ward. The bed is tiny, the sheets strap him firmly in. Then he takes a look at his fellow patients...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

03Philip Hoare20170208

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

Philip Hoare was thrown off his bike and spent a night in a hospital observation ward. The bed is tiny, the sheets strap him firmly in. Then he takes a look at his fellow patients...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

Philip Hoare was thrown off his bike and spent a night in a hospital observation ward. The bed is tiny, the sheets strap him firmly in. Then he takes a look at his fellow patients...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

04John Walsh20170209
04John Walsh20170209

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

John Walsh lies in a hammock in the jungle in Guyana, with his new friend Helen close by. At two in the morning they set off to explore the undergrowth and soon encounter some other sleepers...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

John Walsh lies in a hammock in the jungle in Guyana, with his new friend Helen close by. At two in the morning they set off to explore the undergrowth and soon encounter some other sleepers...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

05Naomi Alderman20170210
05Naomi Alderman20170210

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

Naomi Alderman signs up for a trip to the Arctic, but has to spend a lot of time in her bunk bed. When she feels better and ventures across the ice, small but vital revelations are at hand...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Five writers recall a night they spent somewhere out of the ordinary.

Naomi Alderman signs up for a trip to the Arctic, but has to spend a lot of time in her bunk bed. When she feels better and ventures across the ice, small but vital revelations are at hand...

Producer Duncan Minshull.