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Charles's Cap (Madame Bovary)

Writers examine how clothes and accessories appear in various art forms. Julian Barnes on an unforgettable hat in Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary.

Five writers examine how an item of clothing or an accessory figures memorably in a work of art, be it in a book or film or painting. In this edition, Booker Prize- winning writer Julian Barnes begins with an unforgettable hat in the classic novel Madame Bovary.
Julian Barnes recalls a cap of 'composite order' worn at the beginning of Madame Bovary by the young Charles, and possibly the most famous school cap in literature ...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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Tue 4 Mar 2014 22:45


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