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Martin Stephen and Augustus Casely-Hayford

4 Extra Debut. Harriett Gilbert, Gus Casely-Hayford and Martin Stephen discuss books by Aminatta Forna, Dan Vyleta and Thomas Hardy. From 2012.

Harriett Gilbert and her guests, the historian Gus Casely-Hayford and educationalist Martin Stephen, consider a clutch of favourite reads.

Gus chooses a fictional account of the fall-out from the conflict in Sierra Leone, Aminatta Forna's "The Memory of Love", which has a natural resonance with Harriett's own choice, "Pavel and I". This is a first novel from Dan Vyleta, set in post-war Berlin.

Martin Stephen brings with him Poems of Thomas Hardy selected by Claire Tomalin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.

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