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John Boyne, Mrs Gaskell revisited, Mutism in fiction

John Boyne talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel A Ladder to the Sky, a satirical look at the literary world.

John Boyne talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel A Ladder to the Sky, a satirical look at the literary world.

What does Mrs Gaskell mean to young women today? Nell Stevens, author of a new book called Mrs Gaskell and Me, and Georgia Thurston, who is writing her PHD on Gaskell, explain.

Novelist Catherine Chanter explores the ways that mute characters can speak volumes in fiction.

And in our Reading Clinic, Peter F. Hamilton recommends six novels to help a listener learn about the science fiction genre.

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28 minutes

Chapters

  • John Boyne

    Duration: 06:55

  • Nell Stevens and Georgia Thurston on Mrs Gaskell

    Duration: 08:27

  • Mutism in Fiction

    Duration: 04:53

  • Peter F Hamilton on six of the best Sci Fi novels

    Duration: 06:49

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest John Boyne
Interviewed Guest Nell Stevens
Interviewed Guest Catherine Chanter
Interviewed Guest Peter F Hamilton

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