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Martina Cole and Dreda Say Mitchell

Duration: 07:04

Mark Lawson reports from the recent Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate looking at the way the backgrounds of various writers, including former criminals, have influenced their writing.

Martina Cole and Dreda Say Mitchell discuss portraying East End communities and the responses their books get when they visit prisons.

Available since: Fri 21 Oct 2011

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Front Row Howard Marks, Martina Cole, Dreda Say Mitchell

Mark Lawson reports from the recent Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate.

First broadcast: 12 Aug 2011

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