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Speaker(s): AS Byatt, Ben Okri, Helen Simpson, Colin Thubron
Chair: Anne Chisholm
Recorded on 13 February 2010 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Four very different writers consider four very different aspects of love: love as enchantment, and love as madness; passion in youth, and compassion in age. They read their favourite passages on love both from their own work, and from the work of others, and, on Valentine's eve, discuss Shakespeare's notion that 'The lunatic, the lover and the poet are of imagination all compact'.