Telling Tales, by Patience Agbabi – review

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“Get me a pint of Southwark piss, It all took place in a pub like this.” How many students might be more inclined to fall in love with Chaucer, if this were how the Canterbury Tales actually began?

The Old Kent Road, Dartford and Gravesend form the backdrop to “this Routemaster bus,” as bound for Canterbury Cathedral as it was in 1395. “Track by track, here’s the remix… On the stage, on the page.”


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