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Joanne Harris new novel: Different Class

April 23rd, 2016

Episode 932 of 1744 episodes

Joanne Harris's back in school. Her new novel, Different Class, shows how the classrooms and corridor of schools are the setting for a story of affection and sexual jealousy, hate, deception and violence. And an exploration of the some of the most troubling relations between teachers and pupils. Talking to presenter James Naughtie she said: "I taught in schools for 15 years, everyday was a stage for tragedy and fuss, and that was wonderful for a kind of an emerging author to have this possibility to observe people at work, the kind of relationships they form". (Picture: Joanne Harris Copyright: BBC)

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