Sarah Vine’s Femail Half-Hour: A crash course in classical - and can flowers be racist?


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Sarah Vine and her friend Imogen Edwards-Jones are wondering whether Wisteria flowers are actually racist (which Transport for London seem to think they are) and enlist historian Dr Zareer Masani to find out which other blooms may have troubling associations. Sarah and Imogen talk to Tim Bouverie, who began sending pieces of classical music to friends every day in lockdown and has now turned the list into a book, Perfect Pitch. Plus, astrologer Theresa Cheung on mysterious portents written in the stars for Boris’s wife Carrie...

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