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Bonnie Greer, Simon Brett

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 07 February 2012

Presenter Harriett Gilbert and her guests discuss three favourite books, in the first of a new series of A Good Read. The writer Bonnie Greer brings along Blind Sunflowers by Alberto Méndez, a first novel about the Spanish Civil War; Simon Brett, scriptwriter of many Radio 4 comedies, chooses The Art of Coarse Acting by Michael Green subtitled "how to wreck an amateur dramatic society." Harriett herself chooses a much-loved and - it turns out - slightly mis-remembered novel which created a big stir when it was first published in 1993 - The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx.

Produced by Christine Hall.


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  • Books featured in the programme

    Bonnie Greer's choice: 'Blind Sunflowers' by Alberto Mendez
    Publ. Arcadia Books

    Simon Brett's choice: 'The Art of Coarse Acting' by Michael Green
    Publ. Samuel French

    Harriett Gilbert's choice: 'The Shipping News' by Annie Proulx
    Publ. Fourth Estate


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