A Good Read

A Good Read

Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
Tuesdays at 4.30pm, repeated Fridays at 11.00pm



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Programme 1 – Tuesday 7th October

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain               

Publisher: Canongate


The Return of Martin Guerre  by Natalie Zemon Davis   

Publisher:  Harvard University Press 


Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene            

Publisher: Vintage


Programme 2 – Tuesday 14th October

Stoner by John Williams               

Publisher: Vintage


How To Lose Friends & Alienate People by Toby Young

Publisher: Abacus; Film Tie-in edition


Lolly Willowes  by Sylvia Townsend Warner


Programme 3 – Tuesday 21st October

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach       

Publisher: Harper Collins (HarperNonFiction)


The Elements of Style by Strunk & White             

Publisher: Longman now Pearson


The Outsider by Albert Camus

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics


Programme 4 – Tuesday 28th October

The Iron  King by Maurice Druon              

Publisher: Harper Collins


American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld         

Publisher: Black Swan (Transworld)


The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark        

Publisher: Penguin Classics                        


Programme 5 – Tuesday 4th November

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie         

Publisher: Fourth Estate


The War Between the Tates by Alison Lurie        

Publisher: Vintage  


Gentleman of the Road by Michael Chabon

Publisher: Hodder


Programme 6 – Tuesday 11th November

The Chateau by William Maxwell             

Publisher: Vintage Classics


Covenant with Death by John Harris       

Publisher: Sphere


The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi           

Publisher: Faber


Programme 7 – Tuesday 18th November

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Programme 8 - Tuesday 25th November

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Programme 9 - Tuesday 2nd December

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