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Donal Ryan, Reader's Guide to Elizabeth Jane Howard

Mariella Frostrup talks to Irish novelist Donal Ryan about his new novel All We Shall Know.

Mariella Frostrup talks to Irish novelist Donal Ryan about his latest novel All We Shall Know which tells the story of the troubled, feisty Melody Shee. She is pregnant to her seventeen year old pupil and estranged from her husband but, the road to redemption beckons through friendship with a young girl from a travelling community.

We find out more about the 18th century criminals whose memoirs were just as popular as those of today's celebrities.

And Artemis Cooper discusses her biography of novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard sheds new light on her life and work.

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28 minutes

Chapters

  • Donal Ryan

    Duration: 10:05

  • Antonia Hodgson

    Duration: 04:39

  • Artemis Cooper

    Duration: 10:17

  • Reading suggestions

    Duration: 01:55

Read the opening chapter of All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan

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Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Donal Ryan
Interviewed Guest Artemis Cooper

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