The Secret Life of Books is an Arts programme.

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The Secret Life of Books

Series which examines original texts, manuscripts, letters and diaries to uncover the story behind the creation of six classic books. Best-selling chronicler of modern country life, Joanna Trollope traces the roots of her favourite book Cider with Rosie to uncover how Laurie Lee blended fact and fiction in his wistful elegy to a disappeared rural world - and reflect on why a book with such dark, hard-edged undercurrents continues to have such a popular appeal.

Genre: Arts

Running Time: 30 minutes (approx)

When is The Secret Life of Books next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 Tomorrow, 12:50am. See more...