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Nov 24, 2020
Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, & Professor Lucie Green, presenter on The Sky At Night, discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.
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Nov 22, 2020
Johny Pits asks writers Carys Bray and Diana McCaulay how stories offer hope and motivate action to address environmental crisis
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Nov 16, 2020
Poet Vanessa Kisuule and environmental writer Jonathon Porritt talk books with Harriett.
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Nov 15, 2020
Chris Power talks to Jonathan Coe about bringing Billy Wilder to life in his new novel.
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Nov 10, 2020
Travel and food writer Yasmin Khan and novelist David Mitchell talk books.
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Nov 08, 2020
Rumaan Alam, Words and Photography, Bookshop.org
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Nov 03, 2020
The comedian and novelist choose favourites including The Sellout by Paul Beatty.
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Oct 27, 2020
Daliso can't believe Jonathan's never read a fantasy novel before his choice, Seventh Son
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Oct 25, 2020
Sara Collins talks to Hilary Mantel about her essay collection
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Oct 20, 2020
Toni Morrison's Beloved and Elizabeth Strout's Olive Again are the books on the table
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Oct 18, 2020
Armando Iannucci and John Mullan on Dickens; John Lanchester; new Black British writing
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Oct 13, 2020
Romance in Marseilles, Butterfly Politics & This is Pleasure.Harriett Gilbert talks books
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Oct 11, 2020
Jennifer Makumbi, New Dutch Writing, Barbara Kingsolver and Wild Swimming in literature
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Oct 06, 2020
Ruth Jones and Dominic Cooke share their favourite reads with Harriett Gilbert.
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Sep 27, 2020
Martin Amis
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Sep 20, 2020
Rose Tremain; Science in Fiction
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Sep 13, 2020
Donal Ryan, Libraries in Fiction, Campus Novels
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Aug 30, 2020
Alex Clark talks to Richard Powers about his new novel, The Overstory.
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Aug 23, 2020
Sara Collins speaks to Sarah Moss about history, holidays and her new novel Summerwater
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Aug 16, 2020
Johny Pitts looks at the life and work of crime novelist P D James
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Aug 09, 2020
Chris Power talks to Carys Davies about her new book, The Mission House
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Jul 28, 2020
Journalist and author Nicholas Lezard and former Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams introduce their favourite reads to Harriett Gilbert. Nicholas chooses Watt by Samuel Beckett, a comic novel unlike any other. Gwyneth's favourite is The Leopard, Lampedusa's classic tale of Sicilian aristocracy, and Harriett champions The Friend by Sigrid Nunez, a story of grief, writing and dogs. Producer Sally Heaven. Join our instagram book club: @agoodreadbbc
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Jul 26, 2020
Kate Grenville, Beryl Bainbridge, Narrative Voices
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Jul 21, 2020
Comedian Sarah Keyworth and author Lissa Evans talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert. Sarah chooses Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, Lissa picks Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks and Harriett shines a light on Lady into Fox by David Garnett. Producer: Becky Ripley. Comment on instagram: @agoodreadbbc
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Jul 19, 2020
Elizabeth Day talks to Eley Williams about her new book, The Liar's Dictionary.
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