The adventures of Mr Toad, Badger and Ratty have attracted readers ever since Kenneth Grahame’s classic was first published in 1908. Actor Mark Benton and Professor Simon James explored the enduring fascination with The Wind in the Willows at Durham Book Festival 2014. This podcast, recorded at the Big Read event, is brought to you courtesy of New Writing North.
Wind in the Willows is just one of many books from the period explored in The Books for Boys exhibition at Palace Green Library. The exhibition runs until 11 January 2015; if the podcast has piqued your interest do drop in to find out more.