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Cabin Fever Fables Saraband Books

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

We are an award-winning independent publisher of outstanding fiction, nature writing, environmental issues and compelling memoir, and now we have a podcast. So let us tell you a story...

    Cabin Fever Fables: Independent Bookshop Week with Elaine Nelson of Sam Read Bookseller

    Cabin Fever Fables: Independent Bookshop Week with Elaine Nelson of Sam Read Bookseller

    Elaine Nelson, owner of Grasmere's long-standing bookshop Sam Read Bookseller, joins us to discuss bookselling in Cumbria, emerging from lockdown and how the popular Lake District village has been resilient during the pandemic and other recent crises. Grasmere is the home of Wordsworth and has long been a must-visit destination for those who want to see for themselves the gorgeous scenery that inspired the Lake Poets and other Romantic writers. But you can also visit Sam Read's online. Go on – buy a book there today!

    • 23 min
    Cabin Fever Fables With David Howe on the Lake District's geology

    Cabin Fever Fables With David Howe on the Lake District's geology

    David Howe takes us on a virtual visit to the beautiful Langdale Valley in the heart of the Lake District, and describes how the Borrowdale Fells were formed millions of years ago. We're still in near-lockdown, and the national parks don't want us visiting just yet. But we can put all this in perspective thinking of a completely different time scale: geological eras, deep time. Until it's safe to visit without endangering others...
    David draws on the words of the ever-captivating Nan Shepherd, from The Living Mountain, as well as cosmologist Brian Greene, renowned author of To the End of Time.

    • 25 min
    Cabin Fever Fables: Alan Brown and guests on cycling and stories

    Cabin Fever Fables: Alan Brown and guests on cycling and stories

    Keen cyclist Alan Brown, and author of the bikepacking book Overlander, reads a glorious forest passage from his book and tells us why he loves cycling – both off-road in the Highlands and in the city as a townie and commuter. He's joined by fellow long-distance cyclists and writers Helen Moat (author of A Time of Birds) and Chris Dolan, both of whom are returning to the podcast. Together they look at why we need to improve our cycling infrastructure and what would be the most important steps to take, and how to get back in the saddle if you haven't ridden for a long time. And they all describe the joys of being on a bike!

    • 32 min
    Cabin Fever Fables, with mental health-themed thriller writer Iain Maitland

    Cabin Fever Fables, with mental health-themed thriller writer Iain Maitland

    Thriller writer Iain Maitland joins us for this episode as he launches his latest novel, The Scribbler ("Exciting" – Sunday Times Crime Club). Iain's books are pitch dark, tense and have a mental health theme running through them. Here he introduces a police duo tasked with investigating cold cases of LGBTQ+ murders from the 80s that were left unsolved. The action starts in a care home where an elderly man with dementia has just met with an unlikely fatal accident – or was it murder? And could this be linked to older cases? As ever, Iain turns his focus on marginalised and damaged people, and as it turns out, he highlights issues that resonate during this lockdown.

    • 20 min
    Cabin Fever Fables Kids Special, With Olga Wojtas

    Cabin Fever Fables Kids Special, With Olga Wojtas

    This week on Cabin Fever Fables we're looking at the world from a children's perspective and finding it distinctly topsy-turvy. Olga Wojtas visits again for a very special story time, while Emme and Lois have turned their hands to asking and answering our Corona questions.

    • 10 min
    Cabin Fever Fables Episode 10, with Anna Levin And Tiffany Francis

    Cabin Fever Fables Episode 10, with Anna Levin And Tiffany Francis

    Nature writers Tiffany Francis and Anna Levin discuss night skies, light pollution, how pollution levels are affected by the lockdown, and the difficult choices over our need for daylight and fresh air vs the necessary restrictions on going outside. They also add their own thoughts to our regular series questions, and Tiffany comes up with the most inventive cookery revelation yet – as well as letting us know her own lovely news.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

gemmaadair95 ,

Great Escape!

Helped me escape for a while and forget about all the madness. Brilliant podcast with loads of different stories- definitely recommend!

Lottie VG ,

Great podcast to beat cabin fever!

Great podcast. Brill to hear a mix of stories in these Cabin Fever Fables - have a listen!

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