74. ON THE BURNING OF BOOKS: HOW FLAMES FAILED TO DESTROY THE WRITTEN WORD

From Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses to bibles in Islamist strongholds; from Dickens’ letters to Philip Larkin’s diaries; from Ancient China to the Nazis, throughout history books have been burnt for political, religious and personal reasons. Former Cabinet Minister, Kenneth Baker will reveal how book burning continues today although the written word can rarely be expunged from history.