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The Book Programme


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A series of eight programmes
6: How Much Should You Tell? Robert Robinson talks to:
Antony Alpers , author of a frank biography The Life of Katherine Mansfield
Colin Middleton Murray , whose father's first wife was Katherine Mansfield and who wrote about his parents in One Hand Clapping and Shadows on the Grass
Nigel Nicolson , who described the unorthodox relationship of his parents, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson , in Portrait of a Marriage
Sean Day -Lewis, who recently published a biography of his father C, Day Lewis.
Did any of the biographers have any qualms about how much they revealed of their subjects?


Talks: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Antony Alpers
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: Colin Middleton Murray
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: Nigel Nicolson
Unknown: Vita Sackville-West
Unknown: Harold Nicolson
Unknown: Sean Day
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: John Archer

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