Sensational Women

Sarah Dunant picks six of the most famous, or infamous, authors of the 19th century and assesses the impact of their writing.

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Sarah Dunant reassesses six of the most famous, or infamous, authors of the 19th century. 1: Mary Braddon Producer Lore Windemuth Repeat

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Sarah Dunant picks six 19th-century authors and assesses the impact of their writing. 2: Ouida. Maeve Binchy examines the life and books of Ouida.

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until 7pm Sarah Dunant assesses the work of six 19th-century authors. 3: Louisa May Alcott. Sarah Paretsky reads from Alcott's unknown thrillers. Producer Lore Windemuth Repeat

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Sarah Dunant picks six of the most famous, or infamous, authors of the 19th century and assesses the impact of their writing. 4: Rhoda Broughton

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Sarah Dunant assesses the impact of six 19th-century authors. 5: Lady

Caroline Lamb. Michele Roberts looks at a forerunner of sensational fiction. Producer Lore Windemuth Repeat

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Sarah Dunant picks the last of six famous, or infamous, authors from the 19th-century and assesses the impact of their writing.

Margaret Oliphant. Elizabeth Jane

Howard reads the work of one of the most prodigious writers.

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01Mary Braddon19970802

Sally Beauman reads extracts from the novelist who was condemned for rotting the moral fibre of a whole generation of young women.

02Ouida19970808

Maeve Binchy examines the life and books of Ouida, who never had a lover but made a fortune from the passionate stories she wrote.

03Louisa May Alcott1997080919970814

Sarah Paretsky reads from Louisa May Alcott's unknown thrillers and discovers a very different kind of writer to the one who wrote `Little Women'.

05Lady Caroline Lamb19970816

Michele Roberts takes a look at one of the forerunners of sensational fiction.

06 LASTMargaret Oliphant19970822

Elizabeth Jane Howard reads from one of the 19th century's most prodigious writers.