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Read the spine-tingling opening to Melmoth, and watch author Sarah Perry read it.




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Sarah Perry's second novel The Essex Serpent was nominated for numerous awards and has been a huge bestseller. Shortlisted for the Costa Book Award for Best Novel, the Encore Award and the International Dylan Thomas Prize, it was Waterstones Book of the Year 2016 and won the overall Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards, 2017. She will read from her brand new novel Melmoth and discuss her writing with BBC Radio 4's James Naughtie. James Naughtie is one of our best-known broadcasters, special correspondent and books editor for BBC News. For 21 years he presented Today, and has hosted every edition of Bookclub on BBC Radio 4 since the programme began in 1998. As an author he has written books on politics and music, and two espionage novels, The Madness of July and Paris Spring.