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Richard Osman and Jacqueline Wilson

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 09 July 2013

Children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson and TV presenter and producer Richard Osman discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

A 1950's Kentish childhood is evoked in Jacqueline Wilson's pick, The Orchard on Fire, by Shena MacKay.

Richard Osman's choice is brimful of liquid lunches and smoke-filled rooms at the end of a golden era on Fleet Street: Michael Frayn's hilarious Towards the End of the Morning.

And though Richard and Jacqueline wouldn't normally go for a book about Norwegian lumberjacks, they find Harriett Gilbert's selection, Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson, a deeply moving delight.

Presenter: Harriett Gilbert. Producer: Melvin Rickarby.


    Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

    Published by Vintage


    Towards the End of the Morning by Michael Frayn

    Published by Faber and Faber


    The Orchard on Fire by Shena MacKay

    Published by Vintage






Harriett Gilbert
Interviewed Guest
Jacqueline Wilson
Interviewed Guest
Richard Osman
Melvin Rickarby


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