Gyles Brandreth Interviews Merlin Holland

Gyles Brandreth, honorary president of the Oscar Wilde Society, interviews Merlin Holland for his podcast Rosebud. Holland is Wilde’s grandson and an honorary patron of the Oscar Wilde Society.

“Merlin’s story, and that of his family, is captivating,” Brandreth says. “His father, Vyvyan Holland, was Wilde’s youngest son, but the family were forced to change their name after the scandal of Wilde’s trial and imprisonment for gross indecency. Thereafter their life is lived in the shadow of this terrible event. You may not have heard of Merlin Holland, but this episode will introduce you to a fascinating person, whose story is a piece of living history. Thank you to Merlin for bringing this story to life so vividly.”