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Nick Broomfield, Louise Doughty and Richard King

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28 July 2019

Episode 525

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Film-maker Nick Broomfield tells us about his new Leonard Cohen documentary, ‘Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love’. Plus: we discuss the nominations for this year’s Booker prize with author and critic Louise Doughty and speak to writer Richard King about music’s relationship with the UK countryside, the topic of his new book, ‘The Lark Ascending’.

28 July 2019

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Introduction

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Monocle’s news editor Peter Firth joins Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Augustin Macellari to look ahead to the next week.

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Nick Broomfield

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Documentary film-maker Nick Broomfield’s latest film ‘Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love’, focuses on the bittersweet and years-long romance between songwriter Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ilhen.

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Louise Doughty

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This week the nominations for the Booker prize for fiction were announced. To hear about how the final decision is made, Monocle’s Georgina Godwin was joined by author Louise Doughty, a former Booker judge. Doughty’s own novels include the upcoming ‘Platform Seven’ and bestseller ‘Apple Tree Yard’, which has become a television hit.

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Richard King

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Richard King’s book ‘The Lark Ascending’ is an exploratory ramble through the last century of music in the UK looking at how the notion of escaping to the countryside has often served as a source of inspiration.

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