Ben Goldacre and Michelle Paver
Strongly divergent opinions are aired on this week's edition of A Good Read as acclaimed children's author Michelle Paver brings Tove Jansson's 'Summer Book' to the table, a moving account of the relationship between an old woman and her granddaughter. We hear how she struggles with the choice of medical journalist Ben Goldacre, who discusses 'Testing Treatments', an account of how drug trials are conducted. Presenter Harriett Gilbert likes both, but proposes an autobiographical novel, 'Jigsaw' by Sybille Bedford, which for Goldacre misses the mark by a million miles.
Producer: Mark Smalley.
Books Featured In The Programme
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
Testing Treatments by Imogen Evans, Hazel Thornton and Iain Chalmers
Jigsaw by Sybille Bedford