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12/08/2009

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30 minutes
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Wednesday 12 August 2009

In a Front Row special, Mark Lawson examines the differences between factual and fictional writers of history and between academics and populists in the telling of stories from our heritage. Writers Antonia Fraser, Margaret MacMillan, Philippa Gregory, Hilary Mantel, Sarah Dunant and Tristram Hunt join Mark to discuss the best ways of exploring the past.

  • Reading List

    Sarah Dunant -
    Sacred Hearts

    Philippa Gregory -
    The White Queen

    Antonia Fraser -
    Mary Queen of Scots (40th Anniversary Edition)

    Margaret MacMillan -
    The Uses and Abuses of History

    Tristram Hunt -
    The Frock-Coated Communist: A Life of Friedrich Engels

    Hilary Mantel -
    Wolf Hall

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