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Vanessa Feltz & Elvis McGonagall

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 June 2013

Presenter Vanessa Feltz and performance poet Elvis McGonagall argue passionately and hilariously with presenter Harriett Gilbert about the much-loved books they've all brought along to recommend as Good Reads. Whether this is an apt description or not is the subject of some heated debate...

Vanessa's choice is a little-known novel for adults by AA Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh. It's called Two People and it's an amusing study of the London literary scene and also the compromises involved in marriage.

Elvis McGonagall recommends the Whitbread Prize winning Swing Hammer Swing! by Jeff Torrington, a picaresque journey through Glasgow's Gorbals district in the 1960's.

Presenter Harriett Gilbert brings along a Spanish novel, A Heart So White by Javier Marias, translated by Margaret Jull Costa.

Producer Beth O'Dea.



    A Heart So white by Javier Marias, translated by Margaret Jull Costa

    Published by Vintage


    Two People by AA Milne

    Published by Capuchin Classics


    Swing Hammer Swing! by Jeff Torrington

    Published by Vintage


Harriett Gilbert
Interviewed Guest
Vanessa Feltz
Interviewed Guest
Elvis McGonagall
Beth O'Dea


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