Rebecca Abrams, Matt Ridley
In the first of a new series, science writer Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, talks about his love of My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell. The writer Rebecca Abrams, author of Touching Distance, is passionate about the novels of Elizabeth Taylor, and selects the one she considers to be the finest. And presenter Kate Saunders sings the praises of Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, which she considers to be the greatest novel in the English language.
Producer Beth O'Dea.