49 min

'Blasted Things' with Lesley Glaiste‪r‬ Oh! What a lovely podcast

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How do you write a novel about the First World War without resorting to cliché?

This month, Angus, Chris and Jessica speak to novelist Lesley Glaister about her new book, Blasted Things, set in the aftermath of the war. Along the way we discuss family history, what it feels like to hold historical documents, the medico-legal definition of PTSD and how to capture the register of a place and time effectively.

How do you write a novel about the First World War without resorting to cliché?

This month, Angus, Chris and Jessica speak to novelist Lesley Glaister about her new book, Blasted Things, set in the aftermath of the war. Along the way we discuss family history, what it feels like to hold historical documents, the medico-legal definition of PTSD and how to capture the register of a place and time effectively.

49 min

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