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Christopher Wakling talks about making the transition from lawyer to novelist and capturing the joys and pains of family life on the page with humour and subtlety in books such as What I Did and Towards the Sun.

Britain transported some 3 million slaves but vanishingly few of them left a written record of their experiences. In her novels and works non-fiction, Sanjida O’Connell draws on the few fragments and memoirs that survive and on the rich but painful heritage of her native city, Bristol.