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How do you go about writing a book about one of the most powerful dynasties on earth? That’s the challenge special guest Russ Baker faced when he first considered writing about the Bush family; a tribe that encompasses two U.S. Senators, one Supreme Court Justice, two Governors, two Presidents and ...read more →
Geoff Dyer is the consummate writer’s writer: winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize, the US National Book Critics Circle Award the E. M. Forster Award, and more. The Daily Telegraph newspaper has called him “the best living writer in Britain”. Zadie Smith believes he is “a national treasure.” This is ...read more →
It’s not often we have a real-life spy as our special guest on LAD – but tonight, stepping out of the shadows and into our spotlight is special guest Major David Thorp – a man who has spent his entire life in signals intelligence (SIGINT)… from the Cold War to ...read more →
To mark the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Pride and Prejudice, Peter takes tea with Claire Harman, author of the highly acclaimed biography Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World. If you share E. M. Forster’s passion – “I am a Jane Austenite, and therefore slightly imbecile ...read more →
Once every generation or two, a book comes along that incarnates our collective experience of war. Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front was one such: Heller’s Catch-22 was another, and Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five was one more. To this distinguished list must be added Ben Fountain‘s first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long ...read more →
British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Chancellor George Osborne are currently enforcing “savage” spending cuts that, in Cameron’s own words, “will change our whole way of life”. Why? What have the British people done to deserve this punishment? Tonight’s guest, Professor L. Randall Wray, has got some very revealing ...read more →
It was an iconic murder – pre-dating the mysterious death of British biological warfare expert David Kelly, but bearing uncanny similarities, too. Rose grower, naturalist, diarist and campaigner against nuclear energy and weapons, Hilda Murrell was truly a Miss Marple character, and her murder in 1984 entered the national consciousness ...read more →