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Dante's Divine Comedy and his character Francesca da Rimini have inspired writers from Shakespeare and Milton, to TS Eliot and the Beats. Historical novelist Sarah Dunant and Margaret Keane, author of 'Inferno', discuss the great Italian poet.
Susan Hitch hosts this discussion recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music.
The programme is part of Radio 3's Proms Plus Literary exploring some of the literary and cultural dimensions of this year's Proms concerts, in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music, right next door to the Albert Hall and just in advance of the concerts themselves.