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Sarah Dunant

Michael Berkeley's guest is the writer and broadcaster Sarah Dunant, whose choices include chamber works by Bach and Schubert and songs by Van Morrison and Leonard Cohen.

Michael Berkeley's guest is the writer and broadcaster Sarah Dunant, a former presenter of BBC2's The Late Show. She is now enjoying a successful career as a novelist, and her latest book completes a trilogy of novels set in Renaissance Italy. Set in a Ferrarese convent, Sacred Hearts explores the plight of girls from noble families who were forced to become nuns.

Sarah's choices include a piece of sacred music of the type that would have been heard in such convents, chamber works by Bach and Schubert and songs by Van Morrison and Leonard Cohen.

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Sun 19 Jul 2009 12:00

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