Frances Barber, Grace Dent

Writer Grace Dent and actress Frances Barber talk to presenter Harriett Gilbert about the books they most love, in an edition recorded in front of an audience at R4's More Than Words Listening Festival in Bristol.

Grace Dent is the outspoken and funny self-proclaimed Queen of Twitter. Her favourite book is a masterpiece of acerbic wit: Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford.

Frances Barber is one of Britain's best-loved actresses, recently to be seen in Dr Who, and her choice is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Afghan-born novelist Khaled Hosseini. It's the follow-up to his acclaimed debut novel, The Kite Runner.

And Harriett Gilbert brings Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood to the table, to see if it still deserves its iconic status..

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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