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The Beautiful Freedom Cage by Julie Bertagna

Episode 3 of 3

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 06 May 2010

Alam travels from his desolate mountain community to the glittering promise of Europe, where he hopes to learn the true meaning of freedom.

Laura Smales reads 'The Beautiful Freedom Cage' by Julie Bertagna.

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

To mark 150 years since author J M Barrie's birth, three leading writers for young people contribute stories inspired by a chapter title from 'Peter Pan'. The authors have been set the task of exploring the joys and the terrors of childhood without sentimentality, much as Barrie did in his original text.

Julie Bertagna writes for children and young adults and will shortly publish the final part of her acclaimed Savage Earth saga, 'Aurora'. She has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book award and the Blue Peter Book Awards.

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