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Rivers keep rolling along, but what secrets do they hold?
As part of Contains Strong Language, the UK's biggest festival of poetry and performance.
How the Tsar's finest porcelain became a canvas for revolutionary slogans.
Seven charming facts about flowers... and romance.
Five figures from the arts and science introduce books that changed their lives and work.
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A poet takes to the River Avon
Folk singer Mark Atherton celebrates the world of Tom Bombadil
The story of Cecil Sharp and the reinvention of Folk music
Ceramicist Claire Curneen tells the strange story of Russian revolutionary porcelain.
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