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The angel of death presides over London during the Great Plague of 1664-1666, holding an hourglass in one hand and a spear in the other. Published in 'The Intelligencer', 26th June 1665. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Backlisted: A Journal of the Plague Year, by Daniel Defoe

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Novelist James Hannah and academic Jo Waugh join the backlisted team to discuss Defoe's horrifying story of London during the plague