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The Secret Life of Books

Uncover the secrets of classic works of fiction that we all know and love.

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BBC Four on Thursday
4th March 2021 at 7:10PM
Updated Tuesday 20th October 2020

Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Mrs Dalloway, Frankenstein… just some of the classic works of fiction that we all know and love. But how well do we really know them?

We might remember Rochester and Jane’s sparky dialogue in Jane Eyre or Frankenstein's monster jerking to life in the classic black and white movies.

But these rich and vibrant works have much more to offer us, and in this series our presenters will revisit original texts, manuscripts, diaries and correspondence to reveal new insights into some of the greatest works of literature.

More information about this programme is available on the BBC website.

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