Alistair Appleton and Simon Baron-Cohen
Must a book have psychological depth to be worth reading? This question comes up as Harriett Gilbert and her guests, television presenter Alistair Appleton and Professor Simon Baron-Cohen of the department of Psychiatry at Cambridge, swap favourite books. All goes well until Harriett's own choice comes under discussion. "A stinker!" cries Alistair; "Hard going," agrees Simon. But for Harriett, nothing beats curling up on the sofa with a glass of wine and a frivolous detective novel.
Producer Christine Hall.
BOOKS FEATURED IN THIS PROGRAMME
Operation Pax by Michael Innes
Published by House of Stratus
Notes From An Exhibition by Patrick Gale
Published by Harper Collins
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
Published by Vintage