Discover the dark underbelly of Victorian Edinburgh in Ambrose Parry’s The Art of Dying, out now.

Kamila Shamsie discusses the Booker-shortlisted novel The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste.

The Shadow King cover

An extract from the audiobook of the Booker-shortlisted novel The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste. Read by Robin Miles.

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Letters of Note: Music cover

From the book Letters of Note: Music, compiled by Shaun Usher. ‘Get at the very heart of it’, a letter from Ludwig Van Beethoven to Emilie H. Introduced by Shaun Usher.

Letter read by Simon Callow.

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