Margaret Drabble, Helen Oyeyemi and Beach Reads

Mariella Frostrup presents.

Margaret Drabble discusses A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman - the first time her 13 short stories, published between 1966 and 2000, have been put together in one volume

As summer approaches, and with Book At Beachtime about to launch on Radio 4Extra, John Crace - the man behind the Guardian newspaper's Digested Reads - puts forward his thoughts about the best books to read while relaxing on a beach, and stands up for the classics.

And author Helen Oyeyemi on her new novel Mr Fox, a modern day re-telling of the Bluebeard tale, and why - aged 9 - she had to kill off her imaginary friend

Producer: Ella-Mai Robey.

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Thu 23 Jun 2011 16:00

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