Frances O'Grady and Ruth Richardson
Frances O'Grady, General Secretary Designate of the TUC, brings 'the intellectual equivalent of a Hollywood weepie' as her choice of a good read. It's the powerful Booker prize-winning novel, 'The Gathering' by Irish novelist, Anne Enright. Meanwhile the medical historian Ruth Richardson chooses TS Eliot's landmark poem written in the shadow of the Second World War, 'Four Quartets'. The presenter Harriett Gilbert nominates a children's classic, 'The Box of Delights' by John Masefield.
Producer: Mark Smalley.
Books Featured In The Programme
Four Quartets by T.S Eliot
The Gathering by Anne Enright
The Box of Delights by John Masefield