Captain Fitzroy sails to tragedy, as Charles Darwin finds fame.
Before writing his novels, Charles Dickens worked as editor on a newspaper...
Sara Kestelman reads Helen Dunmore's novel of Cold War Leningrad
The heroes of the great Exeter theatre fire of 1887. Martin Sorrell's recreation of events
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