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Bookclub

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Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels

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Alain-Fournier

September 4th, 2005

Episode 178 of 428 episodes

Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier was Radio 4's Classic Serial in August. The novel cast a spell over a whole generation of French readers in the twentieth century, with its romanticism, its portrayal of adolescent friendship and its evocation of pastoral France. But does it still speak to readers today? Novelist and poet Michele Roberts is our Bookclub guide to the novel with readers in Paris including teachers and students. Recorded at the studios of Radio France.

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