Writing Britain: how landscape shapes art and literature

From Dickens’ London to Wordsworth’s Lakes via the painter George Shaw’s suburban “edgelands”, the British landscape has long permeated writing and visual art.

On the opening of the British Library’s exhibition Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands, Jan Dalley talks to the poet Owen Sheers; the exhibition’s curator Jamie Andrews; and FT art critic Jackie Wullschlager. The travel writer Robert Macfarlane is on the line.

Plus, Faber’s 1998 recording of Harold Pinter reading his poem “Joseph Brearley 1909-1977” © Faber & Faber

Produced by Griselda Murray Brown