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Frances O'Grady and Ruth Richardson

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 27 November 2012

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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  • Books Featured In The Programme

    Four Quartets by T.S Eliot

    The Gathering by Anne Enright

    The Box of Delights by John Masefield






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