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Mark Lawson talks to comedian Ricky Gervais about the second series of the award winning BBC TWO comedy, The Office.

Mark Lawson talks to comedian Ricky Gervais about the second series of the award winning BBC TWO comedy, The Office.

Robert Hughes, art critic and author of a new book Goya, explains to Mark Lawson how the artist changed art forever.

Robert Hughes, art critic and author of a new book Goya, explains to Mark Lawson how the artist changed art forever.

John Wilson speaks with crime novelist and activist Walter Mosley, famously Bill Clinton's favourite author, of The Devil In A Blue Dress.

John Wilson speaks with crime novelist and activist Walter Mosley, famously Bill Clinton's favourite author, of The Devil In A Blue Dress.

He charts how Goebbels, Hitler\'s propaganda minister, led a process designed to purify all German culture, including books, music, paintings and pottery.

He charts how Goebbels, Hitler\'s propaganda minister, led a process designed to purify all German culture, including books, music, paintings and pottery.

Melvyn Bragg discusses the life and ideas of the 19th century American writer and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau. His guests this week are Kathleen Burk, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London; Tim Morris, Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Dundee; and Stephen Fender, Honorary Professor in English at University College London.

Melvyn Bragg discusses the life and ideas of the 19th century American writer and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau. His guests this week are Kathleen Burk, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London; Tim Morris, Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Dundee; and Stephen Fender, Honorary Professor in English at University College London.

Melvyn Bragg and guests Roy Foster, Jeri Johnson and Katherine Mullin discuss A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce's groundbreaking 1916 novel about growing up in Catholic Ireland.

Melvyn Bragg and guests Roy Foster, Jeri Johnson and Katherine Mullin discuss A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce's groundbreaking 1916 novel about growing up in Catholic Ireland.

In Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery hangs perhaps the most well-known picture of Russia's most well-known ruler. Dimitri Levitsky's 1780 'Portrait of Catherine the Great in the Justice Temple' depicts Catherine in the temple burning poppies at an altar, symbolising her sacrifice of self-interest for Russia. Law books and the scales of justice are at her feet, highlighting her respectful promotion of the rule of law. But menacingly, in the background an eagle crouches, suggesting the means to use brutal power where necessary. This was one of many images that Catherine commissioned that demonstrated her skill at manipulation and reinvention.

In Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery hangs perhaps the most well-known picture of Russia's most well-known ruler. Dimitri Levitsky's 1780 'Portrait of Catherine the Great in the Justice Temple' depicts Catherine in the temple burning poppies at an altar, symbolising her sacrifice of self-interest for Russia. Law books and the scales of justice are at her feet, highlighting her respectful promotion of the rule of law. But menacingly, in the background an eagle crouches, suggesting the means to use brutal power where necessary. This was one of many images that Catherine commissioned that demonstrated her skill at manipulation and reinvention.

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With John Allen Paulos, Presidential Scholar of Mathematics, Temple University, Philadelphia and author of Once Upon a Number - The hidden mathematical logic of stories; Marina Warner, novelist, historian, critic, former Reith Lecturer and Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College, London.

With John Allen Paulos, Presidential Scholar of Mathematics, Temple University, Philadelphia and author of Once Upon a Number - The hidden mathematical logic of stories; Marina Warner, novelist, historian, critic, former Reith Lecturer and Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College, London.

"Away ungodly Vulgars, far away, Fly ye profane, that dare not view the day, Nor speak to men but shadows, nor would hear Of any news, but what seditious were, Hateful and harmful and ever to the best, Whispering their scandals ... " In 1614 the poet and playwright George Chapman poured scorn on the popular appetite for printed news. However, his initial scorn did not stop him from turning his pen to satisfy the public's new found appetite for scandal.

"Away ungodly Vulgars, far away, Fly ye profane, that dare not view the day, Nor speak to men but shadows, nor would hear Of any news, but what seditious were, Hateful and harmful and ever to the best, Whispering their scandals ... " In 1614 the poet and playwright George Chapman poured scorn on the popular appetite for printed news. However, his initial scorn did not stop him from turning his pen to satisfy the public's new found appetite for scandal.

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Juliette Wood, Mariner Warner and Tony Phelan to discuss the weird and wonderful worlds of the Brothers Grimm

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Juliette Wood, Mariner Warner and Tony Phelan to discuss the weird and wonderful worlds of the Brothers Grimm

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Simon Goldhill, Matthew Nichols and Serafina Cuomo to discuss the ancient Library of Alexandria - one of the most ambitious knowledge projects of its time

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Simon Goldhill, Matthew Nichols and Serafina Cuomo to discuss the ancient Library of Alexandria - one of the most ambitious knowledge projects of its time

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosophy of love. With Professor Roger Scruton, author of many books including Sexual Desire; Angie Hobbes, lecturer in philosophy at Warwick University; Thomas Docherty, Professor of English at the University of Kent.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosophy of love. With Professor Roger Scruton, author of many books including Sexual Desire; Angie Hobbes, lecturer in philosophy at Warwick University; Thomas Docherty, Professor of English at the University of Kent.

A reaction against Romanticism, the realist novel presented life as it was in urbanized, industrial Britain. Attacked as ordinary, mundane, overly democratic and lacking the imaginative demands of poetry, its defendants argued that the ordinariness of life contained a complexity and depth previously unseen and unconsidered. At its best the realist novel was like life itself - complex in appearance, rich in character, diverse in outlook, teeming with ideas and operating on several levels. It was a forum for the confusions of the Victorian age over Christianity and Darwinism, economics, morality and psychology, yet it was also a domestic novel concerned with the individuality of human relationships.

A reaction against Romanticism, the realist novel presented life as it was in urbanized, industrial Britain. Attacked as ordinary, mundane, overly democratic and lacking the imaginative demands of poetry, its defendants argued that the ordinariness of life contained a complexity and depth previously unseen and unconsidered. At its best the realist novel was like life itself - complex in appearance, rich in character, diverse in outlook, teeming with ideas and operating on several levels. It was a forum for the confusions of the Victorian age over Christianity and Darwinism, economics, morality and psychology, yet it was also a domestic novel concerned with the individuality of human relationships.

A hundred years on from Albert Einstein's 'miracle year' of 1905, Radio 4 talks to writers and artists who have wrestled with the scientific legacy of modern physics in their work. Michael Frayn's acclaimed stage play, Copenhagen, opened at the National Theatre in 1998. The story of a meeting between two theoretical physicists during the early years of Second World War, it's been hailed as the most successful use of science on the stage.

A hundred years on from Albert Einstein's 'miracle year' of 1905, Radio 4 talks to writers and artists who have wrestled with the scientific legacy of modern physics in their work. Michael Frayn's acclaimed stage play, Copenhagen, opened at the National Theatre in 1998. The story of a meeting between two theoretical physicists during the early years of Second World War, it's been hailed as the most successful use of science on the stage.

Two physicists turned novelists - Gregory Benford and Andrew Crumey share their thoughts on the nature of time and Einstein's theories of Special and General relativity through their [respective] books Timescape and Mobius Dick. Whilst both writers can be placed in the genre of science fiction, their stories are firmly rooted in the latest research and theoretical musings of Einstein's latter-day followers.

Two physicists turned novelists - Gregory Benford and Andrew Crumey share their thoughts on the nature of time and Einstein's theories of Special and General relativity through their [respective] books Timescape and Mobius Dick. Whilst both writers can be placed in the genre of science fiction, their stories are firmly rooted in the latest research and theoretical musings of Einstein's latter-day followers.

  • Der geteilte Himmel

  • Christa Wolf , European Schoolbooks Publishing Ltd , 1975

Abridged and adapted short story. A young woman struggles to come to terms with the division of Germany.

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Abridged and adapted short story. A young woman struggles to come to terms with the division of Germany.

  • Die Weiße Rose

  • Inge Scholl , European Schoolbooks Publishing Ltd , 1995

The story of the student resistance movement against the Nazi regime centred around the Scholl siblings.

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The story of the student resistance movement against the Nazi regime centred around the Scholl siblings.

  • Drei Männer im Schnee

  • Erich Kastner , European Schoolbooks Publishing Ltd , 1999

A classic story about three very different characters who meet in a hotel

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A classic story about three very different characters who meet in a hotel

  • German Short Stories 1 - Parallel Text

  • Richard Newnham (ed.) , Penguin Books Ltd , 1964

Collection of eight stories representative of post-war West German authors (Böll, Eichinger, Borchert et.al.), and selected for their literary merit. Parallel texts in German and English, notes and biographies.

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Collection of eight stories representative of post-war West German authors (Böll, Eichinger, Borchert et.al.), and selected for their literary merit. Parallel texts in German and English, notes and biographies.

  • Germany's New Politics - Parties and Issues in the 1990s

  • David Conradt (ed.) et.al. , Berghahn Books , 1995

An analysis of the 1994 elections.1995.

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An analysis of the 1994 elections.1995.

  • Ich war dabei - Geschichten gegen das Vergessen

  • Gudrun Pausewang , Saurlander , 2004

Twenty short stories by award-winning author of books for children and teens. Moving stories reflecting aspects of life in Nazi Germany. Designed to invoke disgust for Nazi ideology.

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Twenty short stories by award-winning author of books for children and teens. Moving stories reflecting aspects of life in Nazi Germany. Designed to invoke disgust for Nazi ideology.

  • Jerry lacht in Harlem

  • Josef Reding , European Schoolbooks Publishing Ltd , 1957

Short stories about the impoverished in America

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Short stories about the impoverished in America

  • Mein Onkel Franz

  • Erich Kästner , European Schoolbooks Publishing Ltd , 1976

An easy reader rags-to-riches story of Uncle Franz which illustrates how poverty shapes people's lives.

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An easy reader rags-to-riches story of Uncle Franz which illustrates how poverty shapes people's lives.

  • Nijura - Das Erbe der Elfenkrone

  • Jenny-Mai Nguyen , CBJ Verlag , 2006

Jenny-Mai Nuyen is a young German author from Munich, born of German-Vietnamese parents. She started writing when she was five years old. Inspired by the likes of Tolkien, she has written two fantasy books, The Dragon Gate and Nijura – The Legacy of the Elf Queen, a moving story about love, loyalty and betrayal.

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Jenny-Mai Nuyen is a young German author from Munich, born of German-Vietnamese parents. She started writing when she was five years old. Inspired by the likes of Tolkien, she has written two fantasy books, The Dragon Gate and Nijura – The Legacy of the Elf Queen, a moving story about love, loyalty and betrayal.

  • Novellen

  • Stefan Zweig , European Schoolbooks Publishing Ltd , 1972

Three key Zweig novellas for more advanced-level students.

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Three key Zweig novellas for more advanced-level students.

  • Till Eulenspiegel

  • Gisela Betke Nielsen , European Schoolbooks Publishing Ltd , 1963

Some of the adventures of the well-known medieval jester Till Eulenspiegel.

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Some of the adventures of the well-known medieval jester Till Eulenspiegel.

  • Twentieth Centry German Verse

  • Patrick Bridgewater (ed.) , Penguin Books Ltd , 1988

Collection of 20th-century German verse (Rilke, Hesse, Trakl, Benn, Brecht, Enzensberger, etc.) 1963

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Collection of 20th-century German verse (Rilke, Hesse, Trakl, Benn, Brecht, Enzensberger, etc.) 1963

  • A History of British Art

  • Andrew Graham-Dixon , BBC Books , 1996

This book tells the story of art in Britain since the Middle Ages. It shows how the British are a deeply visual people, making and breaking images through the centuries to strengthen their hopes and hatreds and, occasionally, to reveal themselves as they really are.

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This book tells the story of art in Britain since the Middle Ages. It shows how the British are a deeply visual people, making and breaking images through the centuries to strengthen their hopes and hatreds and, occasionally, to reveal themselves as they really are.

  • A History of Reading

  • Alberto Manguel , HarperCollins Publishers , 1996

This history of reading discusses all aspects associated with the act, including how we read, the first kinds of reading materials and the development of books, and how books are written, translated, and enjoyed.

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This history of reading discusses all aspects associated with the act, including how we read, the first kinds of reading materials and the development of books, and how books are written, translated, and enjoyed.

  • Alien Empire

  • Christopher O'Toole , BBC Books , 1995

This book, and the television series it accompanies, open the doors into a world that we have never seen. We discover the design miracle of insects' bodies; their sophisticated communication systems; their fast and furious reproductive systems, and much more about their strange structures and lives. As this book shows, in their looks and behaviour, insects are as close to an alien lifeform as any we are likely to find in the stars

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This book, and the television series it accompanies, open the doors into a world that we have never seen. We discover the design miracle of insects' bodies; their sophisticated communication systems; their fast and furious reproductive systems, and much more about their strange structures and lives. As this book shows, in their looks and behaviour, insects are as close to an alien lifeform as any we are likely to find in the stars