Richard Osman and Jacqueline Wilson

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.

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Fri 12 Jul 2013 23:00


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






Role Contributor
PresenterHarriett Gilbert
Interviewed GuestJacqueline Wilson
Interviewed GuestRichard Osman
ProducerMelvin Rickarby

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