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War and its Aftermath: In the Light of Morning

Tuesday 25 March 2014

1 Hour


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Award-winning novelist Tim Pears talks about their approach to writing fiction about World War II and its aftermath.

Pears’s new work, In the Light of Morning, is the story of three British parachutists who drop into Slovenia in May 1944 to help the resistance in their fight against the Axis forces. Relationships in the group begin to fray and one of them has to face up to his deepest and most secret desires.

Pears is a graduate of the National Film and Television School. He is the author of eight previous novels, including his first novel, In the Place of Fallen Leaves, winner of the Hawthornden Prize for Literature and the Ruth Hadden Memorial Award, and In a Land of Plenty, which has been adapted for television.

Pears talks to BBC Radio Oxford broadcaster Bill Heine.