I’m Charlie Lee-Potter — journalist, writer and broadcaster from Oxford.
Here are answers to some questions I’ve been asked:
Who takes all the photographs?
I do. I can very quickly become nerdy about my cameras, so I’ll limit myself to saying I use a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and a Canon 7D and stop right there. The only photograph I didn’t take is this one. It’s by my friend, the brilliant photographer Simon Brown.
What broadcasting and journalism have you done?
I’ve presented several BBC Radio 4 programmes with the word ‘world’ in the title: The World at One, The World Tonight and The World This Weekend. I also presented Radio 4’s PM programme for five years as well as Open Book. I was a news reporter for BBC radio and television for many years and presented BBC Breakfast News and a series of political documentaries for BBC2. I write book reviews and arts features for a variety of different publications.
Your posts often seem to focus on literature — why’s that?
Reading is one of my great loves. It’s just as well since I am fighting my way to the end of a PhD on the contemporary novel while working as a Visiting Lecturer at London University.
What kind of name is Eggs on the Roof?
When I was little my mum’s best friend Sally told me that if I threw an egg over the top of our house, it would never break. There are lots of eggs on the roof of that house. But food should be fun — throwing all those eggs was.
Why do you like eating outside in the rain?
Because when you come from the UK you have to learn to love it. It’s an essential part of our education.
Can I use text or pictures from your site?
All text and images on this site, unless expressly specified otherwise, belong to Charlie Lee-Potter. If you wish to use any image or text from Eggs on the Roof you must obtain prior authorisation and you must link back to the site, crediting me.