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Thursday 9 April 2020

Throughout next week, Tortoise will be publishing its Letters from Lockdown: a series of monologues by a variety of writers, thinkers, comedians and all-round good people. Each will be read by the author themselves and published with a transcript. They are a joy to both hear and read.

As an Easter weekend treat, as well as a preview of the series, we’re making one of the Letters available early. It’s Mel Giedroyc on how, in lockdown, she’s sinking herself – with a fervour – into the Little Things. The arrangement of the spice rack, the contents of the previously unknown kitchen drawers…

Our Letters from Lockdown will also continue beyond next week – and that’s where you come in. We’d like Tortoise members to submit their own Letters (to a maximum of a 1,000 words) and we’ll publish the best ones in the app. The submission process is, well, an email to this address: lettersfromlockdown@tortoisemedia.com

Peter Hoskin, Editor


Letters from lockdown

The Little Things

Cleaning, collating, ordering, sorting. Mel Giedroyc is dealing with the lockdown like a saint… but didn’t they all die horrible deaths?

▶ Letters from Lockdown: Mel Giedroyc, 7’00

Read the full transcript of Mel’s letter here.


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