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World Book Club

BBC World Service

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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Personal Journals 45

World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel. Presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from World Service listeners.

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Malorie Blackman

September 12th, 2007

Episode 167 of 340 episodes

Bestselling British writer Malorie Blackman, currently the British Children’s Laureate, talks about her page-turning novel for teenagers and young adults Noughts and Crosses. A gripping modern-day tale of star-crossed lovers which aims to challenge our perceptions of race, power and truth, Noughts and Crosses is set in an alternative world where whites are the oppressed underclass and blacks are all-powerful and, often, all corrupt. An excited audience of all ages gathers to discuss the novel with Malorie Blackman.

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