The Adverb

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200520050810

Poet Paul Farley continues the series of literary performances, recorded in front of a live audience at Cadogan Hall, based on the Proms themes, in which leading writers choose their favourite writings about the sea or fairytales.

Plus, a chance to hear specially commissioned original writing about fairytales and the sea.

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Louis De Bernieres presents a selection of his favourite writings on fairy tales in the first of a new series of literary performances based on this year's Proms themes.

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Poet Ian Mcmillan continues the series of literary performances, recorded in front of a live audience at Cadogan Hall, based on the Proms themes.

Ian is joined by the acclaimed novelist, Will Self, to discuss his selection of classic and contemporary writing about the sea.

Plus, a chance to hear Ian Mcmillan's own specially commissioned piece on the sea.

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Poet Ian Mcmillan continues the series of literary performances, recorded in front of a live audience at Cadogan Hall, based on the Proms themes.

This week, Ian is joined by the writer Geoff Dyer to discuss his selection of classic and contemporary writing about the sea; plus, a chance to hear his own specially commissioned piece on the sea.

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Poet Eva Salzman presents a selection of her favourite writings on music in the first of a series of literary performances, recorded live at Cadogan Hall.

She talks to Ian Mcmillan about both classic and contemporary writings, and also reads from her own specially commissioned piece on the theme of music.

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Second in the series of literary performances in which authors present a selection of their favourite writings on music.

Recorded in front of a live audience at Cadogan Hall and presented by Ian Mcmillan

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Ian Mcmillan continues the series of literary performances recorded in front of an audience at Cadogan Hall.

This week novelist Hanif Kureishi presents a selection of his favourite writings on music and reads his own specially commissioned piece on the same theme.

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Ian Mcmillan continues the series of literary performances recorded in front of an audience at Cadogan Hall in which writers present a selection of their favourite writings on music and read their own specially commissioned piece on the same theme.

This week's featured writer is William Fiennes.

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John Mullan continues the series of literary performances recorded in front of an audience at Cadogan Hall.

This week the novelist Andrew O'hagan presents a selection of his favourite writings on music and reads his own specially commissioned piece on the same theme.

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Theatre director Jatinder Verma presents a selection of his favourite writings on music and reads his own specially commissioned piece on the same theme.

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Writer Janice Galloway presents a selection of her favourite writings on music and reads her own specially commissioned piece on the same theme.

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Poet Ian Mcmillan continues the series of literary performances, recorded in front of a live audience at Cadogan Hall, based on the Proms themes.

Ian is joined by Wales' first national poet, Gwyneth Lewis, to discuss her selection of classic and contemporary writing about the sea; plus, a chance to hear her own specially commissioned piece on the sea.

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Poet Paul Farley continues the series of literary performances, recorded in front of a live audience at Cadogan Hall.

Paul is joined by writer Jackie Kay

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Poet Paul Farley continues the series of literary performances, recorded in front of a live audience at Cadogan Hall, based on the Proms themes.

Paul is joined by the writer Adam Nicolson to discuss his selection of classic and contemporary writing about the sea; plus, a chance to hear his own specially commissioned piece on a sea theme.

The actress Sian Phillips reads Adam's selection.

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Novelist Helen Dunmore presents a selection of her favourite writings about the sea, in the last of this series of literary performances, recorded in front of a live audience at Cadogan Hall, based on the Proms themes.

She talks to Ian Mcmillan about both classic and contemporary writings, and also reads from her own work in progress.

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Poet Jo Shapcott presents a selection of her favourite writings on music and reads her own specially commissioned piece on the same theme.

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Ian Mcmillan presents a series of literary performances recorded in front of an audience at London's Cadogan Hall.

His guest is poet and novelist Fred D'Aguiar, who selects his favourite writings on the Shakespearean theme of 'the search for home', and introduces his own specially commissioned piece on the same theme.

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Ian Mcmillan presents his summer showcase of literary performance recorded in front of an audience at Cadogan Hall.

His guest is writer Toby Litt who selects his favourite writings on the Shakespearean theme of conspiracies, double-dealing and skulduggery, and introduces his own specially commissioned piece on the same theme.

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Ian Mcmillan presents a summer showcase of literary performance recorded in front of an audience at Cadogan Hall, London.

His guest is Louise Welsh, one of the rising stars of crime writing.

She explores the nature of horror, as inspired by Shakespeare's work and introduces her own specially commissioned piece on the same theme.

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Paul Allen presents the summer showcase of literary performance recorded in front of an audience at Cadogan Hall, London.

His guest is diplomat and writer Rory Stewart, whose work includes an account of his journey on foot from Turkey to Bangladesh.

He chooses some of his favourite writing on the theme of returning from war, from Shakespeare to the present day, and introduces his own specially commissioned piece on the same theme.

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Paul Allen presents the summer showcase of literary performance recorded in front of an audience at the Cadogan Hall, London.

His guest is Aminatta Forna, the British-West African author of The Devil That Danced on the Water, her memoir of life as the daughter of a dissident cabinet minister in Sierra Leone.

She chooses some of her favourite writing on the theme of envy, from Shakespeare to the present day, and introduces her own specially commissioned piece on the same theme.

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Ian Mcmillan presents the summer showcase of literary performance recorded in front of an audience at Cadogan Hall, London.

His guest is historian Tristram Hunt, who explores Shakespeare's vision of kingship and chooses some of his favourite writing on the theme right up to the present day.

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Ian Mcmillan presents the summer showcase of literary performance recorded in front of an audience at Cadogan Hall, London.

His guest is children's writer Jamila Garvin who chooses some of her favourite writing on the theme of 'other worlds' from Shakespeare to the present day.

She also introduces her own specially written exploration of the topic.

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Before an audience at London's Cadogan Hall, Paul Allen talks to Kate Mosse, bestselling author of Labyrinth.

Kate's chosen theme is leadership and she'll be introducing a series of extracts on this subject, including one from Shakespeare as well as reading a new piece of her own.