Listen ad-free

The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino


24-06-2019 • 1 hr 8 mins

Italo Calvino's third novel The Baron in the Trees (Il barone rampante) is the subject of this episode. Joining John and Andy to discuss the book is writer and fabulist Caspar Henderson. Elsewhere, John discusses Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me by Kate Clanchy and Andy talks about and reads from W.H. Auden's late collection of poetry About the House.Timings: (may differ due to variable advert length)7'08 - Some Kids I taught and What the Taught me by Kate Clanchy14'26 - Listen Poetry recommendations, 23'56 - The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino* To purchase any of the books mentioned in this episode please visit our bookshop at where all profits help to sustain this podcast and UK independent bookshops.* For information about everything mentioned in this episode visit*If you'd like to support the show, listen without adverts, receive the show early and with extra bonus fortnightly episodes, become a Patreon at Hosted on Acast. See for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

You Might Like