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Ian Sansom's Furniture - A Personal History of Movable Objects

sansomNovelist and academic Ian Sansom's week-long series of The Essay: Furniture: A Personal History of Movable Objects, explores the symbolism of household furniture. Sansom explains that:

Furniture is often overlooked as a mundane feature of the home. But its resonance in our lives is much more profound."

This five part series is available to listen to on BBC Radio 3 and covers:
  1. 'Where you want to go to' - The Wardrobe and the Other World
  2. Who's Been Sitting in My Chair? Our Shadow Selves
  3. Je suis un table
  4. Old Mother Hubbard and the Cabinet of Curiosity: The Story of Storage
  5. An Intimate History of the Bed