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The Writing Life: Introductory voices

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Elspeth MillarSarah O'Reilly on Authors' Lives and 'The Writing Life' CD publication
Posted by Elspeth Millar on 15/12/2014

Elspeth MillarBeryl Bainbridge, writing a novel is almost like 'writing a biography'
Posted by Elspeth Millar on 15/12/2014

Elspeth MillarMaureen Duffy being a writer is like 'walking a tightrope'
Posted by Elspeth Millar on 15/12/2014

Elspeth MillarPeter Porter on writing
Posted by Elspeth Millar on 15/12/2014

Elspeth MillarHilary Mantel 'is writing a way of life, or is a way of not living?'
Posted by Elspeth Millar on 15/12/2014

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:49

  • Shelf mark

    1CD0316241

  • Subjects

    Writing

  • Recording date

    2007-2010

  • Is part of (Collection)

    C1276

  • Interviewees

    Bainbridge, Beryl, Duffy, Maureen, Mantel, Hilary, Porter, Peter, Ziegler, Philip

  • Speakers

    O'Reilly, Sarah

  • Abstract

    In this selection of extracts writers provide some brief impressions of why they write. Speakers (in order of appearance): Philip Ziegler, Beryl Bainbridge, Hilary Mantel, Peter Porter, Maureen Duffy.

  • Description

    This is a compilation of short extracts from life story oral history interview recorded by National Life Stories for the Authors' Lives project. They were published on a CD 'The Writing Life' and the individual tracks have been grouped together into themed clusters.

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    'The Writing Life: Introductory voices' extracts transcript

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[1:16]

Sarah O'Reilly on Authors' Lives and 'The Writing Life' CD publication

Posted by Elspeth Millar, Archivist, Oral History, British Library on 15/12/2014 14:48:00

[0:24]

Beryl Bainbridge, writing a novel is almost like 'writing a biography'

Posted by Elspeth Millar, Archivist, Oral History, British Library on 15/12/2014 14:47:00

[1:04]

Maureen Duffy being a writer is like 'walking a tightrope'

Posted by Elspeth Millar, Archivist, Oral History, British Library on 15/12/2014 14:46:00

[0:55]

Peter Porter on writing

Posted by Elspeth Millar, Archivist, Oral History on 15/12/2014 14:45:00

[0:37]

Hilary Mantel 'is writing a way of life, or is a way of not living?'

Posted by Elspeth Millar, Archivist, Oral History on 15/12/2014 14:44:00