Jessie Burton and Summer Reads

This week Mariella Frostrup talks to Jessie Burton, author of one of this year's mostly eagerly awaited and acclaimed debuts, The Miniaturist - a tale of greed, lust and hypocrisy set in Golden Age Amsterdam.

Author and broadcaster Viv Groskop and writer Matt Haig will be guiding Mariella through the best of the beach reads this summer, as well as taking us on a tour of the great classics set around the Mediterranean.

Also in the programme, Booker-shortlisted and South African-born novelist and playwright Deborah Levy on the place where she writes.

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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - Publisher: Picador

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The Miniaturist: Chapter 1 by Jessie Burton


Role Contributor
PresenterMariella Frostrup
Interviewed GuestJessie Burton
Interviewed GuestViv Groskop
Interviewed GuestMatt Haig
Interviewed GuestDeborah Levy

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