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The Writing Life: Reading and writing
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Jacobson, Howard, Lively, Penelope, Mantel, Hilary, Porter, Peter, Rankin, Ian, Thwaite, Anthony
In this selection of extracts writers talk about reading as an early and decisive influence. Speakers (in order of appearance): Ian Rankin, Hilary Mantel, Howard Jacobson, Anthony Thwaite, Peter Porter and Penelope Lively.
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 them