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Jeremy Seal tells George Miller about his thirty-year fascination with Turkey and how he came to write his first book about the suprising history of a small red hat, A Fez of the Heart.

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Nick Holdstock speaks with John Siddique about living in and writing about China and the nature of the 'Chinese dream', his unexpected job cataloguing the book collection of the late Doris Lessing, and the inspiration of serendipitous finds in second-hand books.