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Literature & Hair

In which James Kidd and Adam Smyth are joined by historian Alex von Tunzelmann to talk HAIR. Which writers had great hair? Has hair inspired great writing? What does hair symbolise? And is hair-dressing an art? Alexander Pope, Rapunzel, Vidal Sassoon, Little Women and no doubt Melvyn Bragg. Hair are our radio aerials.

Alex von Tunzelmann is the author of Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire (2007), and Red Heat. Conspiracy, Murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean (2011). She writes the ‘Reel History’ column for The Guardian, on popular films and historical accuracy. For Alex’s website, click here.

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