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'The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp'

From London of the swinging 60s, to vintage rural Britain: Author Eva Rice - daughter of Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice - transports us on a musical journey through time in her fourth novel. "The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp" is a coming-of-age story of a young girl who is whisked away to London to become a singing star. Eva joins us as the French translation is published here in France, as "Londres Par Hasard".

She tells Catherine Nicholson how she drew on her own experiences of coming from a musical background – and about her plans to turn a Jilly Cooper novel into a stage musical.

Also on the show, we discover how the French government is taking on Amazon and other online booksellers in a bid to stop big online discounts and protect the old-fashioned bookshop.

We also give you a glimpse of Léo Delibes’ orientalist opera Lakmé, which is returning to Paris’s Opéra Comique 130 years after having its premiere at the same venue.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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