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Tracy Chevalier

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Five writers were invited to explore the meaning of clothes and accessories in a particular work of art, be it a story, novel, film, painting or song lyric. How does the clothing resonate? What is the tale behind its depiction? Would the writer wear the garment themselves? Suits and dresses, coats and jewels, and even rags, all feature in accounts by a variety of commentators...

1. Novelist Tracy Chevalier considers how a set of sparkling stones tease in Guy de Maupassant's famous story - The Necklace.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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Mon 28 Nov 2011 22:45
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