John Meade Falkner's Bag Of Paradoxes

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The author John Meade Falkner is hardly remembered but his most famous book is still as popular as ever, the children's classic, Moonfleet.

But why was the draft of his fourth novel allegedly stolen by spies from his bag on the train between Newcastle and Durham?

Award-winning children's writer David Almond retraces the author's daily journey and begins to explore the paradoxical life of John Meade Falkner.

David Almond tells the story of the author of 'Moonfleet' - arms manufacturer, novelist and mediaevalist.