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Andy Cave and Ed Douglas

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 09 October 2012

Patricia Highsmith's classic thriller' The Talented Mr Ripley' would make a great expedition read, according to Harriett Gilbert's guests this week, multi-award-winning writers - mountaineers both - Ed Douglas and Andy Cave. Not unexpectedly their choices both feature mountains, but from markedly different perspectives.

Ed's good read is Nan Shepherd's 'The Living Mountain', an undiscovered lyrical masterpiece of mountain literature from a writer who made her name as a modernist novelist.

Andy chooses a hair-raising account of the life and career of one of France's most colourful and energetic climbers, Lionel Terray, in 'Conquistadors of the Useless'.

Harriett GIlbert admits she's not a natural mountaineer but she loves a (fictional) murderous psychopath, namely, Tom Ripley, Patricia Highsmith's famous anti-hero.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

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  • BOOKS FEATURED IN THE PROGRAMME

    Ed Douglas's Choice: 'The Living Mountain' by Nan Shepherd

    Andy Cave's choice: 'Conquistadors Of The Useless' by Lionel Terray

    Harriett Gilbert's choice: 'The Talented Mr Ripley' by Patricia Highsmith

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