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    • Joseph Wambaugh interview, 1989 February

    • Rape - Investigation - England - Leicestershire - Case studies; Murder - Investigation - England - Leicestershire - Case studies; DNA fingerprinting
    • Joseph Wambaugh discusses his book, “The Blooding.” He begins by saying that the technique of genetic fingerprinting developed by Alex Jeffreys was used to solve the case of two murdered girls in Leicester, England. Wambaugh states that he...
    • Nancy Stone Bernard interview, 2003

    • Megalithic monuments - England - Wiltshire - Juvenile literature; Megalithic monuments; Stonehenge (England) - Juvenile literature; Wiltshire (England) - Antiquities - Juvenile literature; Stonehenge (England); England -...
    • Nancy Stone Bernard discusses her books, “Valley of the Kings,” and “Stonehenge.” She begins by explaining that she is an archaeologist and was asked to write a series of books that dealt with famous monuments. She talks about the...
    • Kari Winter interview, 2005 February 06

    • Africa - Description and travel; Slaves’ writings, American; Slave trade - Africa - History - 18th century; Slavery - New England - History - 18th century; Slaves - New England - Social conditions - 18th century; Slaves - New England - Biography....
    • Kari Winter discusses her book, “The Blind African Slave.” She begins by explaining that the book recounts the true story of the life of Jeffrey Brace. Brace was born in West Africa in the 1740s and later captured by slave traders at the age of...
    • Elizabeth George interview, 2006

    • Lynley, Thomas (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Abandoned children - England - London - Fiction; Male juvenile delinquents - England - London - Fiction; Kensington and Chelsea (London, England) - Social conditions - Fiction; North Kensington...
    • Elizabeth George discusses her book, “What Came Before He Shot Her.” George says that the book is an examination of the death of a major character from her previous book, “With No One as Witness,” from the standpoint of the young killer. ...
    • Jacqueline Winspear interview

    • London (England) - Fiction; Arts, English - England - London - Fiction; World War, 1914-1918 - Veterans - Fiction; Women private investigators - England - London - Fiction; Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Jacqueline Winspear discusses her novel, “Messenger of Truth.” She begins by explaining that this is the third book in the Maisie Dobbs series. Winspear shares the plot of the novel, which is set in London, 1931 and revolves around the sudden...
    • Helen Tse interview

    • Tse, Helen; Tse, Helen - Family; Sweet Mandarin (Restaurant); Restaurateurs - England - Manchester - Biography; Immigrants - Great Britain; Chinese - Great Britain
    • Helen Tse discusses her family’s biography, “Sweet Mandarin.” She begins by talking about how she grew up in England, but her family moved back to Hong Kong. She talks about how her great-grandfather made a fortune in the soy sauce...
    • Simon Tolkien interview, 2011

    • Police - England - Oxford - Fiction; Murder - Investigation - Fiction; Oxford (England) - Fiction
    • Simon Tolkien discusses his novel, “The King of Diamonds.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a murder case and a prison break. He talks about the relationships between his characters in the book, and how a marriage can break...
    • Richard Rayner interview, 1995 November

    • Rayner, Richard, 1955–; Novelists, American – 20th century – Biography; College students – England – Cambridge – Biography; Criminals – England – Cambridge – Biography; Cambridge (England) – Social life and customs;
    • Connie begins the interview describing Rayner’s work, The Blue Suit, as seemingly fictional, or what one would think was fictional, but is in fact non-fiction. From this starting point, Richard and Connie discuss Richard’s life of crime, which...
    • Jacqueline Winspear interview

    • London (England) - Fiction; Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) - Fiction; World War, 1914-1918 - Veterans - Fiction; Women private investigators - England - London - Fiction
    • Jacqueline Winspear discusses her book, “Maisie Dobbs.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot. She explains that the protagonist, Maisie Dobbs began her working life at the age of thirteen as a servant in a mansion, only to be discovered...
    • Bertram Fields interview, 1999

    • Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485; Edward V, King of England, 1470-1483 - Death and burial; Richard, Duke of York, 1472-1483 - Death and burial; Political prisoners - Great Britain - Biography; Princes - Great Britain - Biography; Murder -...
    • Bertram Fields discusses his biography, “Royal Blood.” He begins by explaining the kingship of Richard III and the mysterious disappearance of young princes Edward V and Richard, the Duke of York. The princes were the sons of Edward IV and...
    • Kate Moses interview

    • Plath, Sylvia - Fiction; Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998 - Fiction; Americans - England - Fiction; Mother and child - Fiction; Authors’ spouses - Fiction; Separated people - Fiction; Women poets - Fiction; Storms - Fiction; Poets - Fiction; London...
    • Kate Moses discusses her book, “Wintering.” She begins by explaining that the book is a novel about Sylvia Plath and her life. Moses explores the difficulty of being both an artist and a mother and how Plath struggled to balance these two roles...
    • Chris Abani interview, 2006

    • Prostitution - England - London - Fiction; Nigerians - England - London - Fiction; Teenagers - Fiction
    • Chris Abani discusses his book, "Becoming Abigail." He says the book is about a woman trying to find herself in the shadow of her strong mother. Abani talks about domination and men wanting to own the female body. He also talks about Abigail and...
    • Zadie Smith interview

    • Assimilation (Sociology) - Fiction; Interracial marriage - Fiction; Genetic engineering - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Ethnic relations - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; London (England)...
    • Zadie Smith discusses her book, “White Teeth.” Martinson begins by describing the scene at the beginning of the novel and asks Smith about the title of the book. Smith responds by saying that teeth reoccur in the book and that teeth are...
    • Mark Lee interview, 2003 July

    • Uganda - Fiction; East Timor - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; Women physicians - Fiction; British - Foreign countries - Fiction; War correspondents - Fiction
    • Mark Lee discusses his book, “The Canal House.” Lee begins by discussing the plot of novel, which follows the character Daniel McFarland. McFarland lives the dangerous and unpredictable life of a war correspondent in Uganda. McFarland later...
    • George Minot interview, 2004 May

    • Conflict of generations - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Fathers - Death - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Painters - Fiction; New England - Fiction
    • George Minot discusses his novel, “The Blue Bowl” He shares the plot of the book, which follows a young painter, Simon Curtis, who becomes the prime suspect in his father’s murder trial. In the novel, Minot portrays children scarred by their...
    • Flora Fraser interview, 2005

    • George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 - Family; Charlotte, Queen, Consort of Frederick I, King of Wurttemberg, 1766-1828; Augusta Sophia, Princess, daughter of George III, King of Great Britain, 1768-1840; Elizabeth, Princess of England,...
    • Flora Fraser discusses her book, “Princesses.” She begins by describing the kingship of King George III of England and his six daughters. She shows all 6 girls’ portraits from the book and gives background information on each of their...
    • Simon Doonan interview

    • Window dressers - Great Britain - Biography; Doonan, Simon, 1952-
    • Simon Doonan discusses his book, “Nasty.” He begins by discussing the plot of the book, which uses humor to recount his life in 1950s and 1960s Reading, England. Doonan explains his early obsession with glamor and beautiful people, which led...
    • Julian Fellowes interview

    • England - Fiction; Actors - Fiction; Country homes - Fiction; Social classes - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Television programs - Fiction; Aristocracy (Social class) – Fiction; Gosford Park (Motion picture)
    • Julian Fellowes discusses his book, “Snobs.” He begins by explaining the plot, which follows Edith Lavery, the only child of an upper-middle class family with social aspirations, living in England during the 1990s. Luckily she is able to obtain...
    • Karleen Koen interview, 1986

    • Paris (France) - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; Great Britain - History - 18th century - Fiction; Nobility - Fiction; Arranged marriage - Fiction
    • Karleen Koen discusses her book, “Through a Glass Darkly.” She begins by explaining her background in English literature and how it led her to write historical fiction set in the eighteenth century. She goes on to discuss her career before she...
    • Martin Amis interview

    • London (England) - Fiction
    • Martin Amis discusses his book, “Yellow Dog." He explains that the novel charts the lives of five very different men. The central protagonist is Xan Meo, who in the beginning is depicted as a modern Renaissance Man, but later suffers a...

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