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Proms Plus: London in Fact & Fiction

Novelists John Lanchester & Diana Evans discuss London; its communities & villages, the differences between north, south, east, west, suburbs & inner city. Presenter: Rana Mitter.

Novelists John Lanchester and Diana Evans, both chroniclers of contemporary London, discuss the many and diverse communities and villages that make up the UK capital, exploring the differences between north and south, east and west, the suburbs and the inner city. John Lanchester’s novel Capital, set in London prior to and during the 2008 financial crisis, was dramatised for BBC Television in 2015, while Diana Evans’ most recent novel Ordinary People offers a portrait of contemporary London and modern relationships, framed by Barack Obama’s election victory and the death of Michael Jackson.

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36 minutes