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The monthly literary magazine presented by Ian Hamilton
'I didn't set out to be a man of letters. I set out to be a traveller, a novelist, a short story writer ...'
V. S. Pritchett , reluctant man of letters, and master of the short story, will be 85 next month. As he revisits childhood haunts in suburban Dulwich and Sedbergh in the Cumbrian fells, Sir Victor talks to Ian Hamilton about his wandering life, his impossible parents, and the art of the short story.
Extracts from his work are read by Ronald Pickup .
Also in tonight's programme, a Bookmark profile of Mrs Dora Saint , the author behind the phenomenally successful 'Miss Read' books who for more than 30 years has chronicled the concerns of English village life from shortbread to church kneelers. Directors


Presented By: Ian Hamilton
Unknown: S. Pritchett
Talks: Sir Victor
Unknown: Ian Hamilton
Read By: Ronald Pickup
Unknown: Mrs Dora Saint
Unknown: Roland Keating
Producer: Roger Thompson
Producer: Nigel Williams

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