Sarah Hall and Owen Jones

Journalist and writer Owen Jones and novelist Sarah Hall discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Owen Jones picks the book which gave him nightmares in his teenage years: Brother in the Land, by Robert Swindells, a post-apocalyptic novel set in the North of England.

The thrill of flying, grief and the consolations of fiction are rendered in beautiful style in Sarah Hall's choice: American writer James Salter's memoir Burning the Days.

And Owen and Sarah are transported across Europe into the dark heart of the English countryside in Harriett Gilbert's pick - the page-turning Rogue Male, by Geoffrey Household, a prototype for Bond, Bourne, and many others.

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Fri 5 Jul 2013 23:00



Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

Published by Orion


Burning the Days by James Salter

Published by Picador


Brother in the Land by Robert Swindells

Published by Puffin




Role Contributor
PresenterHarriett Gilbert
Interviewed GuestOwen Jones
Interviewed GuestSarah Hall
ProducerMelvin Rickarby

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