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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

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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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2015-07-29 culture

The films of summer 2015

Film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson reveal their round-up of some of the most exciting films for summer 2015. They review "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation", "Ted 2" and...

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2015-07-28 culture

The styles of summer 2015

From itsy bitsy teenie weenie blue and pink sporty bikinis to hats, hats and more hats and the 70s revival, the editor-in-chief of NowFashion Jessica Michault joins Eve Jackson...

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2015-07-27 culture

The sounds of summer 2015

From Pharrell Williams' latest catchy number to the end of Janet Jackson's seven-year silence via some French festival fun, FRANCE 24's music critic Mariam Saab joins Eve Jackson...

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2015-07-24 culture

Behind the lens at France’s Arles photography festival

With vintage Vegas, the leaning Tower of Pizza and long-lost colour film of Fellini's "8 ½", we take you to the south of France for the Arles photography festival. Among the 250...

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2015-07-23 culture

Paris’ twist on the global phenomenon of hip-hop

As Paris’ biggest ever hip-hop exhibition comes to an end, it’s your last chance to see how the Arab World Institute traces the history of the phenomenon from its birth in the...

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