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Jenny Brown

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 06 September 2012

Jenny Brown is passionate and books and has been Head of Literature at the Scottish Arts Council, has presented programmes about books on television and was founder Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Ten years ago she set up Jenny Brown Associates which has quickly become one of the leading literary agencies in the UK.

Jenny tells Stuart Cosgrove about her school days in Edinburgh, how she was given Easter books rather than Easter eggs as a youngster and how she fears for the future of the paperback in the Kindle age.

Jenny picks these five titles.

1: Favourite Childhood Book: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

2: Life Changing Book: Ghosting by Jennie Erdal.

3: Non-fiction Title: A Book of Mediterranean Food by Elizabeth David.

4: A Book You'd Lend to Someone Else. No Great Mischief by Alastair MacLeod

5: The Book You'd Give to Your Teenage Self. Memo for Spring by Liz Lochhead.


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