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Kim Edwards; Sybille Bedford; Sarah Dunant & Reading Clinic

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 27 February 2011

Mariella Frostrup talks to the American author Kim Edwards, author of the the bestselling novel The Memory Keeper's Daughter, about her new book The Lake of Dreams.

She also looks back at the life and work of writer Sybille Bedford with This Life creator Amy Jenkins and biographer Victoria Glendenning.

Plus, novelist Sarah Dunant offers horizon-expanding reader advice to a teenage girl in the Open Book reading clinic.


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    The Lake of Dreams – Kim Edwards
    Publisher – Viking

    The Memory Keeper’s Daughter - Kim Edwards
    Publisher – Penguin


    Jigsaw – Sybille Bedford
    Publisher – Eland Publishing

    A Favourite of the Gods – Sybille Bedford
    Publisher – Daunt Books

    A Legacy – Sybille Bedford
    Publisher – Penguin Classics

    Quicksands – A Memoir – Sybille Bedford
    Publisher – Penguin


    The Magic Toyshop – Angela Carter
    Publisher – Virago Classics

    The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
    Publisher – Faber and Faber

    The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
    Publisher – Vintage

    The Gormenghast Trilogy – Mervyn Peake
    Publisher – Vintage Classics

    Poems: New and Collected – Wislawa Szymborska
    Publisher – Roundhouse Publishing

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time – Mark Haddon
    Publisher – Vintage


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