Sir Michael Darrington and Terri Duhon

What do teen blockbuster 'The Hunger Games' and Marguerite Duras' erotic semi-memoir 'The Lover' have in common? Heroines who are determined to survive, according to Harriett Gilbert's guests, businessman Sir Michael Darrington and financier Terri Duhon.

Sir Michael Darrington brought Greggs bakeries to every high street and is now leading a campaign against boardroom bonuses. His book choice is John Grisham's 'The Litigators', a comic story of a hotshot lawyer who rejects the fast lane in favour of making a difference to ordinary lives.

Terri Duhon has been described as a 'Harley Davidson-riding maths whiz from rural Louisiana'. Her choice is 'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins, which explores a dog-eat-dog world of reality TV and power imbalance.

Harriett, who confesses to being a Grisham virgin, is amazed to find connections between 'The Hunger Games' and her choice, Marguerite Duras' erotic autobiographical novel set in French colonial Vietnam in the late 1920s, 'The Lover'.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

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Fri 19 Oct 2012 23:00

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The Litigators by John Grisham

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

 

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