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13 December 2015
Tom Edwards and Markus Hippi discuss diary-making with Simon Garfield, who has published (with permission) 60 years of diaries from bookseller Jean Lucey Pratt. We also hear from reporter Tim Judah about stories from war-torn Ukraine. Plus: we learn the simple dos and don’ts of how to correctly chop, store and burn wood with Norwegian writer Lars Mytting.
13 December 2015
Author and polymath Simon Garfield has collected 60 years of diary manuscripts from Jean Lucey Pratt and published them in the book ‘A Notable Woman’. He explains why the personal thoughts of this bookseller from London paint a picture of the 20th century that we should all know more about.
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