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Marina Warner

Joan Bakewell talks to prize-winning novelist, critic and cultural historian Marina Warner who, though brought up Catholic, abandoned her faith in her twenties while writing a book.

Joan Bakewell explores areas of belief with artists, thinkers and other public figures.

She talks to prize-winning novelist, critic and cultural historian Marina Warner who, although brought up Catholic and a former pupil of one of Britain's top convent schools, abandoned her faith in her twenties while writing her second book Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and Cult of the Virgin Mary.

Yet she remains personally and professionally interested in all things religious, magical, mythical and irrational.

30 minutes

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