Kevin Maguire and Lucy Mangan
Harriett Gilbert is joined by the journalist Kevin Maguire and the columnist Lucy Mangan to discuss their favourite books.
Lucy's choice is a warm, witty and provocative memoir about a young woman's journey through adolescence and the education system of 1950s American deep south. Harriett's is also biographical and funny, but in this book the protagonist is a world weary playwright contemplating his past and the deaths of friends and animals amongst the detritus of everyday considerations such as defining his love of the television series, 'Law and Order'. Kevin has a slightly more difficult task of making the case for his choice, which is a complex and intriguing thriller set in the smelly, cut-throat streets of 14th century London, where there are political dark-doings and prophecies from a dubious nun.
Producer: Sarah Langan.