World Book Club

BBC World Service

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The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.


World Book Club: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

September 12th, 2007

Episode 195 of 347 episodes

Part stunning literary thriller, part gothic novel, the book The Shadow of the Wind is a page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead. It is a potent mix of a coming-of-age novel and a tragic love story set in Barcelona's post-war years. Harriet Gilbert puts questions from the audience to the author Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

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