November 2nd, 2014
Episode 398 of 428 episodes
With James Naughtie. Poet Blake Morrison talks about his memoir of growing up in Yorkshire in the fifties and sixties, the son of two local GPs. It's an honest account of family life, father-son relationships and bereavement. The book also movingly chronicles his father's death in 1991, and attempted to resolve some of the secrets in his father's life. First published in 1993, And When Did You Last See Your Father? became a bestseller, was adapted into a film starring Colin Firth and Jim Broadbent, and inspired a whole genre of literary confessional memoirs. Recorded at the Ilkley Literature Festival, Yorkshire. December's Bookclub choice : Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian (1969) Presenter : James Naughtie Interviewed Guest : Blake Morrison Producer : Dymphna Flynn.
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