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WWI's 'Lost Generation'

Novelist and poet Helen Dunmore and writer Simon Heffer discuss the myths and realities behind the idea of the 'Lost Generation' of World War I.

'You are all a lost generation', said Gertrude Stein of those marked by their experiences in the First World War. The award-winning novelist and poet Helen Dunmore, the author of novels inspired by war including The Siege, Zennor in Darkness and The Lie, and the writer Simon Heffer discuss the myths and realities behind the idea of the Lost Generation of World War 1.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music before tonight's Prom concert.

Helen Dunmore's most recent novel The Lie is inspired by World War 1.
Simon Heffer's books include his most recent High Minds: The Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britain

Producer: Zahid Warley.

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