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13/03/2011

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 13 March 2011

Mariella Frostrup talks to the novelist Justin Cartwright about his new book, Other People's Money, inspired by the financial crisis and centred round a three hundred year old private bank.

She also speaks to the acclaimed actress Juliet Stevenson about her unabridged reading of George Eliot's Middlemarch.

Plus, American writer Jessica Francis Kane discusses why she chose a very British tragedy - the Bethnal Green disaster of 1943, in which a hundred and seventy three people died taking shelter in the underground station - as the subject for a fictional book.

PRODUCER: SALLY SPURRING.

  • BOOK LIST

    JUSTIN CARTWRIGHT

    Other People’s Money - Justin Cartwright
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    Half in Love - Justin Cartwright
    Publisher: Sceptre

    JESSICA FRANCIS KANE

    The Report - Jessica Francis Kane
    Publisher: Granta Books

    JULIET STEVENSON

    Middlemarch – George Eliot
    Publisher: Penguin Classics

    Eliot: Middlemarch (Unabridged) (Naxos Complete Classics) – written by George Eliot. Read by Juliet Stevenson
    Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

  • Stairway to Heaven Memorial website

    The Bethnal Green tube disaster was the worst civilian disaster of the 2nd World War - 173 people died and over 90 were injured. American writer Jessica Francis Kane's new book The Report is a fictional account of the event.

    The Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust campaigns to raise money to build a memorial to the tube disaster. To find out more, visit the Stairway to Heaven Memorial website.

    Stairway to Heaven Memorial website

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