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'Another thrilling moment was the recording of the play. Pete Postlethwaite's voice expressed all of Vincent Van Gogh’s passion, obstinance, delight, anger and fervour. His Lancashire accent was perfect for the part. A mesmerising performance.'
Brian McCabe recalls the early influences that inspired him to become a writer and remembers the unconventional teacher who encouraged his first outing as a poet.
As a transracial adoptee, Katharine Quarmby wondered if her family stories – Yugoslav, English, Iranian – really belonged to her. Looking back, she asks herself which stories were real and which imagined, and concludes that adoption ‘cannot make you a writer, but it can help’.
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