Dear Virginia Woolf...

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'Dear Geoffrey Chaucer, Can I call you Geoff..?' In a series of imaginary correspondences, novelist Ian Sansom writes letters to five of literary history's most celebrated figures and interrogates them about their art. 'Oh Agatha Christie, Please - do tell - what is the secret of your success?' As his correspondence unfolds, queries are raised, jealousies revealed, concerns aired. 'Dear Virginia Woolf, Please accept my apologies. For a long time I thought you represented everything that's wrong with literature...' How exactly does George Eliot do it? Why is it so difficult? And what did Jonathan Swift just call him? Producer: Conor Garrett.

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