In Their Own Words: British Novelists

January 2014

S1 Ep3 - Nothing Sacred (1970 - 1990)

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Nothing Sacred (1970-1990) - As Punk noisily grabbed the headlines in the 1970s, literature was going through its own changes. The huge impact of the Post-Colonial novel created an opportunity for novelists to experiment with form, structure and sty...
December 2013

S1 Ep2 - The Age Of Anxiety (1945 - 1969)

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The Age of Anxiety (1945-1969) - After two World Wars, a group of Oxford University tutors recast the horrors of war by creating a new genre: fantasy. Meetings of the Inklings gave birth to The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. The Ink...

S1 Ep1 - Among The Ruins (1919 - 1939)

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Among the Ruins (1919-1939) - A three-part series looking at the story of the British novel in the 20th century, told by those who know it best - the authors themselves. ‘We are among the ruins’, wrote D.H. Lawrence describing the decade after the F...