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Sir Ronald Harwood on the books that influenced him

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 08 April 2012

Mariella Frostrup meets Ronald Harwood to talk about his five of the best books, while Janice Galloway and Jenny Colgan cater for those with a literary sweet tooth. Plus Michael Carlson on the enduring appeal of the baseball novel.

Producer: Andrea Kidd.

  • Sir Ronald Harwood's Five of the Best

    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The Education of Hyman Kaplan by Leo Roston
    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    The Power and the Glory by Graeme Greene
    Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

  • Book List

    Rosie Hopkin's Sweet Shop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan pub by Sphere
    Tis is not about me by Janice Galloway by Granta Books

  • Baseball novels Book List

    The Great American Novel by Philip Roth
    Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
    Calico Joe by John Grisham
    The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach,
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville,
    End Zone - by Don DeLillo
    Underworld - by Don DeLillo,
    You know me Al - by Ring Landner,
    Bang the Drum Slowly - by Mark Harris,
    The year the Yankees lost the Pennant - by Douglas Wallop
    The Universal Baseball Associations, Inc, J. Henry Waugh - by Robert Coover
    Shoeless Joe by WP Kinsella

  • Read the Opening Chapter of Rosie Hopkin's Sweet Shop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan

    Chapter 1: Rosie Hopkin's Sweet Shop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan

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