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AN Wilson on his novel, The Potter's Hand

AN Wilson talks about his novel based on the life of Josiah Wedgwood, The Potter's Hand, and Mariella Frostrup discusses the best of European literature.

A.N Wilson talks about his latest novel based on the life of Josiah Wedgwood - The Potter's Hand - and discusses the importance of the Wedgwood family, the company and the Potteries to him personally

When it comes to international literature, English readers are the worst-served in the Western world. So what literary classics we are missing out on? Mariella discusses the best of European literature with Ruediger Wischenbart, a specialist in book markets across Europe, Jane Aitken, founder and MD of Gallic Books, and Christopher Maclehose whose eponymously named imprint specializes in translated literature - and who, when he was at Quercus, famously picked up Stig Larsson after he had been turned down by 15 publishers.

Jamie Andrews, lead curator of the British Library's Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands, discusses Waterlands - how our rivers and seascapes have been the source of inspiration for many of the great literary classics.

Producer: Andrea Kidd.

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28 minutes

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  • Sun 23 Sep 2012 16:00

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