Rhymes and Crimes

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After a trip to the Middle East last month, Bookmarked host Ryan Van Winkle is back in the UK and ready to talk about crime, poetic inspiration and the extraordinary history of how one London landmark ended up in the Arizona desert.

Travis Elborough, photo by David X Green

Highlights include:

  • Crime writer Sophie Hannah discussing her new book, The Carrier, motives that aren't so black-and-white and how success both helps and hinders her writing
  • A trip to the StAnza poetry festival in St Andrews, where Ryan talks about family and solves rhyming riddles with poet and performer John Hegley
  • Do you know the rhyme about London Bridge? You'll know much more than that as Ryan sits down with Travis Elborough, author London Bridge in America: The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing. Travis's book tells the extraordinary story of how an American tycoon bought one of the last works of famed Scottish civil engineer John Rennie and used it as the centrepiece of a new development in Arizona.


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