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The making of Richard Dawkins

19 September 2013 Last updated at 17:49 BST

Britain's best known atheist Richard Dawkins has moved away from his usual explorations into religion to concentrate on himself.

His latest book, An Appetite for Wonder, The Makings of a Scientist is an autobiography about his early life.

As he tells Meet the Author's Nick Higham the memoir starts with his bookish childhood in Africa...

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