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Jeanette Winterson

To mark the centenary of World War I, writer Jeanette Winterson considers how recent years have seen a turning point in British attitudes to the importance of the arts.

Taking Robert Graves' phrase Goodbye to All That as their starting point, five writers from countries involved in the First World War reflect on a turning point moment in their own histories and interpret the phrase with the ambiguity that Graves intended.

These five essays that have been curated by writer Lavinia Greenlaw to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, as part of 14-18 Now, a major cultural programme across the United Kingdom.

Tonight, Jeanette Winterson examines her own sense that recent years have seen a turning point in British attitudes to the importance of the arts.

Written and read by Jeanette Winterson
Produced by Emma Harding.

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Fri 11 Jul 2014 22:45

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