Charm
Stephen Bayley, Read by Stephen Bayley

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Narrated By: Stephen Bayley

Duration: 2 hours and 22 minutes

What to expect

An informative, fun and rather charming essay on the nature and history of one of life’s most desirable assets, Charm, by renowned culture and design critic, Stephen Bayley.

Aiming to wound, a schoolmaster wrote on future design-guru Stephen Bayley’s last ever school report “Charm alone will not get him through”. Bayley took this to mean that an affable, genial, outgoing nature was not enough to ensure survival in a harsh world of statistical performance. But survive and flourish is exactly what Bayley did and now he aims to define Charm by looking at its origins and meanings throughout history and in the modern age.

Genre

The arts: general issues, Society & culture: general

Listen to a sample

‘Stephen Bayley can charm your pants off – he charmed mine off, then returned them dry-cleaned and pressed; read on at the peril of extreme pleasure …’ Will Self