Simon Mayo
The Power of Storytelling

One of the country’s most popular broadcasters, Simon Mayo’s role in getting the nation reading and talking about books has been pivotal. Now, he’s written his first adult novel, Mad Blood Stirring, a riveting story – based on historical fact – about a group of American prisoners of war marooned in a Dartmoor prison in 1815. He talks to Alex Clark, journalist and critic, about the books that made him a life-long reader, and what sparked him to write himself.

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