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Free Thinking - Smell: Michele Roberts, A history of dentistry

Matthew Sweet is joined by writer Michele Roberts, who talks about her latest novel, The Walworth Beauty, which evokes Victorian London. Plus a history of dentistry.

Michèle Roberts' latest novel evokes Victorian London. Matthew Sweet asks how it smelt and what do museums do to create past smells. Plus a cultural history of dentistry with the medical historian Richard Barnett. The Walworth Beauty by Michèle Roberts is out now. The Smile Stealers: The Fine and Foul Art of Dentistry by Richard Barnett is out now. Producer: Fiona McLean.

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