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Human Voices - Penelope Fitzgerald
Human Voices
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When British listeners tuned in to the BBC's Nine O'Clock News in the middle of 1940, they had no idea what human dramas-and follies-were unfolding behind the scenes. Targeted by enemy bombers, the BBC had turned its concert hall into a dormitory for both sexes, and personal chaos rivaled the... show more
When British listeners tuned in to the BBC's Nine O'Clock News in the middle of 1940, they had no idea what human dramas-and follies-were unfolding behind the scenes. Targeted by enemy bombers, the BBC had turned its concert hall into a dormitory for both sexes, and personal chaos rivaled the political. The tense relationship between two departmental directors is at the center of Human Voices, as is Annie, a sixteen-year-old assistant who falls hopelessly in love with the monstrously selfish one. Reading this intimate glimpse behind the scenes of the BBC in its heyday, "one is left with the sensation," William Boyd wrote in London Magazine, "that this is what is was really like."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780395956175 (039595617X)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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bookshelves: radio-4x, winter-20132014, wwii, published-1980, fradio, lit-richer, london, britain-england Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners 1. 4 Extra Debut. Wartime in Broadcasting House, and myriad hopes and fears come and go in the course of newsgathering. Read by Penelope Wilton.2. Wartime...
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