The Silver In The Stone

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19930805John Clare , the 'peasant poet' born 200 years ago, was first courted then shunned by the literary establishment. Today, ironically, he's compulsory reading on the National English Curriculum. Andy Croft , with contributions from Melvyn Bragg , William Mclllvaney , Rebecca O'Rourke , Mogg Williams and others, claims the same distrust of the untutored voice still prevails among publishers and critics today. Producer Dave Sheasby

'John Clare , the 'peasant poet' born 200 years ago, was first courted then shunned by the literary establishment. Today, ironically, he's compulsory reading on the National English Curriculum. Andy Croft , with contributions from Melvyn Bragg , William Mclllvaney , Rebecca O'Rourke , Mogg Williams and others, claims the same distrust of the untutored voice still prevails among publishers and critics today. Producer Dave Sheasby'

John Clare , the peasant poet born 200 years ago, was first courted then shunned by the literary establishment. Today, ironically, he's compulsory reading on the National English Curriculum. Andy Croft , with contributions from Melvyn Bragg , William Mclllvaney , Rebecca O'Rourke , Mogg Williams and others, claims the same distrust of the untutored voice still prevails among publishers and critics today. Producer Dave Sheasby