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Six classic works of literature we wouldn't have read if they hadn't been smuggled...
Photographs by the jazz writer, social historian, acclaimed photographer Val Wilmer.
Lindsay Johns on the South African novelist & anti-apartheid freedom fighter Alex La Guma
Introducing Henry David Thoreau...
Marjorie Senechal on life inside America’s first institution for drug rehabilitation.
Seven images inspired by the grid
The field recordings Attenborough of music performances around the world.
Flor Edwards grew up believing the world would end when she was 12. This is her story.
We examine the field recordings he quietly amassed during his journeys across the globe.
David Baddiel doesn't like classical music. We put him in a brain scanner to find out why
Parry's waning health and eventual death.
Parry had no idea he'd write a tune that would become so famous.
Suzanne Ciani on how she used her Buchla keyboard to compose her response to the sunrise.
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