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The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by  Claire Armitstead,  Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion


Val McDermid: Jane Austen's equal? - books podcast

December 19th, 2014

Episode 124 of 334 episodes

John Crace digests Val McDermid's update of Northanger Abbey, and asks if her attempt to square up to Austen's gothic melodrama is fine or foolhardyJohn CraceClaire Armitstead

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