Rob Chapman speaks with John Siddique about how music saved him from his disastrous secondary education, lyrics and literature, and his celebrated biography of musician Syd Barrett.
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Jill Dawson discusses the writers – mostly American, many black – that nourished her through a series of difficult youthful circumstances, offering her 'a shape to discover myself in'.
Rob Chapman continues his conversation with John Siddique, exploring his move into music journalism, his wide-ranging exploration of sixties psychedelia, and his return to writing fiction.
Jonathan Tulloch shares the second of his gustatory delights, the heterogeneous cakes of summer, from the societal nuances of home-baked vs. shop-bought to the unfairness of selective corpulence and his granddad’s final Victoria Sandwich.