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Writing the perfect toilet book, with Jonn Elledge

Two politics writers on the joy of a well-stocked toilet bookshelf.

Who invented central heating, and why space is so big? These are just two of the topics covered in Jonn Elledge’s new book.

On this episode of the New Statesman Podcast Stephen Bush interviews Jonn – himself an alumnus of the New Statesman‘s podcasts – about his new book, The Compendium of (Not Quite) Everything.  They discuss the joy of facts, what Stephen keeps on his toilet bookshelf and the best sci-fi and dystopias.

Jonn’s book is available from all good book stores from 16 September.

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