Frances O'Grady and Ruth Richardson

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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.

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Fri 30 Nov 2012 23:00

Books Featured In The Programme

Four Quartets by T.S Eliot

The Gathering by Anne Enright

The Box of Delights by John Masefield