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Who killed Joan of Arc?

Despite the endurance of Joan of Arc's legend, conjecture remains about even the most crucial events in her story, as Helen Castor explains. Read more
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Read Last Man Off

Matt Lewis introduces an extract from his first hand account of disaster on the Antarctic seas - Last Man Off, Radio 4's Book of the Week this week. Read more
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Pushkin House Book Prize: Vladimir Alexandrov

In the lead up to the announcement of this year's Pushkin House Book Prize winner we'll be sharing interviews with each of the shortlisted authors - today we're speaking to Vladimir Alexandrov, professor of Slavic languages and literatures at Yale University, and author of The Black Russian. Read more
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Pushkin House Book Prize: Stephen Walsh

In the lead up to the announcement of this year's Pushkin House Book Prize winner we'll be sharing interviews with each of the shortlisted authors - today we're speaking to Stephen Walsh,  recently retired professor at Cardiff University School of Music, and author of Musorgsky and his Circle. Read more
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One woman’s war

Laura Clouting - of the Imperial War Museum London - explains how a chance discovery uncovered a distinctive and insightful new perspective on World War One... Read more
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Adaptations: The Wolf of Wall Street

Matthew O’Donoghue continues his series on big screen adaptations with a look at  The Wolf of Wall Street and (a)morality tales - there's also an extract from the book itself to enjoy... Read more
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Adaptations: Inside Llewyn Davis

In the first of a new series, Matthew O'Donoghue considers the transformation which a story undergoes as it moves from book to screen, and introduces an extract from The Mayor of MacDougal Street - the memoir which became the Coen brothers' latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis...

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Jimi Hendrix on Electric Ladyland

Starting at Zero is a must for Hendrix fans. Intricately weaving together his own words - taken from diaries, poems, interviews and lyrics - to tell the story of his whirlwind career. In our extract, Jimi talks about the creation of Electric Ladyland, and why the controversial English album cover was a shock even to him... Read more