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Rebecca Abrams, Matt Ridley

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 08 February 2011

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.

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  • BOOKS FEATURED IN THE PROGRAMME

    Rebecca Abrams' choice:
    A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor
    Publ. Virago

    Matt Ridley's choice:
    My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
    Publ. Puffin

    Kate Saunders' choice:
    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    Publ. Oxford University Press

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