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Free Thinking - Writers and Their Notebooks

May 21st, 2014

Episode 623 of 1341 episodes

As the British Library launches a website devoted to writers' notebooks and manuscripts, Discovering Literature, novelist Lawrence Norfolk takes a look at his own notebooks, and talks to AS Byatt, John Cooper Clarke and David Mitchell about theirs. He's joined in the studio by Wendy Cope, Bidisha, and Rachel Foss of the British Library for a discussion about notebooks, creativity, and how the digital age might be changing literature.

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