World Book Night special

Harriett Gilbert's first guest appearance on A Good Read is a special edition of the programme for World Book Night, and features three of the titles chosen for this exciting reading event. Harriett's guests are Lynne Hatwell, the popular literary blogger known as dovegreyreader, and actor and broadcaster Tom Watt. They are talking about Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre, Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy.

World Book Night, which is launched on BBC2 on the evening of Saturday 5th March, is a UK and Ireland initiative to celebrate books and reading. 25 books have been specially chosen for the event and one million of these are being given away by 20,000 passionate readers to kick start a nationwide reading campaign. A Good Read gives the Radio 4 audience a chance to hear a lively discussion about three of the books on the list.
Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

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Fri 4 Mar 2011 23:00

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