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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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Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

July 4th, 2015

Episode 324 of 340 episodes

British author Mark Haddon discusses his astonishingly successful novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Published in 45 languages around the world, it is a murder mystery like no other. Fifteen-year old Christopher knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings, and when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered with a garden fork, he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down. Mark Haddon answers readers’ questions from places as diverse as Iceland, Egypt and the Philippines, as well as in the studio in London. (Photo: Mark Haddon. Credit: Nicky Barranger)

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