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Little Atoms 902 - Noreen Masud's A Flat Place

Noreen Masud is a lecturer in twentieth century literature at the University of Bristol, and an AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinker. On this episode of Little Atoms she talks to Neil Denny about her memoir A Flat Place.

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