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Tara Bergin was born in Dublin and moved to the UK in 2002 to undertake academic research. This culminated in a PhD on Ted Hughes’s translations of the post-war Hungarian poet Janos Pilinszky which she completed at Newcastle University, where…

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Mark McWatt was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and attended schools all over the country, including mission schools in interior districts, as his father was a District officer in the colonial government of the time. He studied English at the University…

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Grace Nichols is a poet whose work has been central to our understanding of the important cultural Caribbean-British connection for nearly 3 decades. From her first collection, I Is a Long Memoried Woman (1983), to her more recent work such…

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Olive Senior is a singularly original writer with a genius for re-inhabiting and recreating the wonder and cruel theatre of childhood, while also exploring adult pretensions and realities in relation to history, locality and the multifarious and revelatory world of…

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Hilaire Belloc

B. 1870 D. 1953

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Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) was a larger-than-life character who is now best known for his Cautionary Verses but who also wrote fiction, essays, history, biography and huge numbers of letters. He was born in a village just outside Paris on the…

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Kevin Crossley-Holland (b. 1941) grew up with a passion for history, encouraged by a father who recited folk tales to his son, accompanying himself on a Welsh harp. The young Kevin was so entranced by the medieval and ancient past…

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The Mighty Dead

The Lady of Shalott

Read by Andrew Motion
The Lady of Shalott - Alfred Tennyson - Read by Andrew Motion
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Ancient History - Jamie McKendrick
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Four Departures from ‘Wulf and Eadwacer’ - Anthony (Vahni) Capildeo
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Goblin Market

Read by Helen Dunmore
Goblin Market - Christina Rossetti - Read by Helen Dunmore
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Peelin Orange - Mervyn Morris
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