Gorgeous Reads: Wise Children | A bawdy comic tale of love, illegitimacy, family melodrama, show business and the seedier side of Shakespeare…

Gorgeous Reads – the monthly book club on Radio Gorgeous!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Angela Carter’s death in 1992 aged just 51, and in honour of that fact, this month we’re discussing her last – and in many critics opinion, her best – novel, Wise Children.

It’s a rollicking good yarn, narrated by Dora Chance, about the tangled stories of two theatrical families – told over the course of a day, but spanning over a hundred years of show business, melodrama and misbehaviour!

Host: Beth Farrow
Contributors: Donna Freed, writer and broadcaster; Sonali Chapman, assistant editor of the Oldie Magazine and editor of The Oldie Review of Books; and Alice Conde, visiting tutor in English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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Published on 29th March 2012

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