Books and Authors

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This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.


Open Book: Rachel Johnson, prequels & sequels, Dashiell Hammett

November 18th, 2012

Episode 203 of 586 episodes

Mariella Frostrup talks to Rachel Johnson about Winter Games, her book set across two time zones. She looks at the challenges of writing prequels and sequels with Ronald Frame who has written Havisham, a prequel of Dickens' famous jilted bride in Great Expectations, and Geraldine McCaughrean who wrote the authorised sequel to JM Barrie's Peter Pan. And a readers' guide to the famous detective fiction writer Dashiell Hammett.

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