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Sunday 18 April 2010

Alex Clark talks to the children's author Gillian Cross, creator of the Demon Headmaster. Her latest book Where I Belong tells the story of a young Somali immigrant thrust into the complexities of modern British life.

Cyprus, and the various struggles for the island's sovereignty between the 1950s and 1970s, is the subject of three recent novels. Sadie Jones and Christy Lefteri join Alex to discuss the difficulties of writing about a territorial dispute which remains unresolved.

And the writer Alberto Manguel reflects on a lifetime's reading, as described in his book of essays A Reader on Reading, and reveals how Don Quixote aided his recovery from serious illness.

Producer: Thomas Morris.


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    Alex Clark talks to Gillian Cross, creator of The Demon Headmaster, about her latest book.

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    Where I Belong – Gillian Cross
    Publisher - OUP Oxford

    The Demon Headmaster – Gillian Cross
    Publisher – OUP Oxford

    Facing the Demon Headmaster – Gillian Cross
    Publisher – OUP Oxford

    The Demon Headmaster Takes Over – Gillian Cross
    Publisher – OUP Oxford

    Small Wars – Sadie Jones
    Publisher – Vintage

    Aphrodite’s War – Andrea Busfield
    Publisher – Doubleday

    A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible – Christy Lefteri
    Publisher - Quercus Publishing Plc

    A Reader on Reading – Alberto Manguel
    Publisher – Yale University Press


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