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Charles's Cap (Madame Bovary)

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First broadcast:
Monday 11 February 2013

Five writers examine how an item of clothing or an accessory figures memorably in a work of art, be it in a book or film or painting. In this edition, Booker Prize- winning writer Julian Barnes begins with an unforgettable hat in the classic novel Madame Bovary.
Julian Barnes recalls a cap of 'composite order' worn at the beginning of Madame Bovary by the young Charles, and possibly the most famous school cap in literature ...

Producer Duncan Minshull.


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