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Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston explores the fascinating history behind the pages and the cover. Deborah Findlay reads.

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston takes us to the banks of the Nile Delta in Egypt to explore the creation of Papyrus when humans first put ink to paper.

This is an exploration behind the elements that go into the creation of one of life's most powerful and precious objects - 'The Book'. From the history of the materials that were first used to what we use now. This is a delightful dip into the long and often surprising history of one of the world's most important information technologies.

Written by Keith Houston
Read by Deborah Findlay
Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Produced by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

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Reader Deborah Findlay
Author Keith Houston
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Producer Celia de Wolff

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