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Political Sketch Writing, Enclosure Acts, Emma Butcher on Branwell Bronte, Pushkin House Book Prize

Anne McElvoy and guests discuss the style of the general election and the job of sketch writers. Plus Emma Butcher marking 200 years since Branwell Bronte was born.

Anne McElvoy looks at the style of the election campaign and how it's been reflected by political sketch writers with John Crace and Quentin Letts. As Common by DC Moore opens at London's National Theatre, Simon Jenkins and Jonathan Healey discuss the impact of the Enclosure Acts. New Generation Thinker Emma Butcher from the University of Hull marks 200 years since Branwell Brontë was born. The winner of this year's Pushkin House Russian Book Prize - Rosalind Blakesley - talks to Anne along with one of the judges, writer Charlotte Hobson.

Rosalind Blakesley's prize-winning book is The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia 1757-1881

You can find more information about events including talks and guided walks for the Branwell Brontë anniversary at the Bronte Parsonage Museum and as part of the Bradford Lit Fest where a statue is being unveiled.

https://www.bronte.org.uk/
https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/

New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by the BBC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find academics who can turn their ideas into radio and television. You can find more on the Free Thinking website.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod

(Main Image: (c) The Bronte Society).

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest John Crace
Interviewed Guest Quentin Letts
Interviewed Guest Simon Jenkins
Interviewed Guest Jonathan Healey
Interviewed Guest Emma Butcher
Interviewed Guest Rosalind Blakesley
Interviewed Guest Charlotte Hobson
Producer Torquil MacLeod

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