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James McConnachie & Mark McCrum

Pirates from a book

James McConnachie challenges the idea of gendered books for children, and Mark McCrum introduces the strange world of the ghost writer. James McConnachie looks back on the gender bifurcation of childhood reading – and reminds us not to underestimate the gender-transcending power of the empathetic imagination. Mark McCrum leads us into the strange world of the ghost writer, whose perilous path encounters both too little and too much material, and where the famous subjects of ghost-written autobiographies can co-operate or not.


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