1/5 Edinburgh based bestselling novelist Maggie O'Farrell discusses with Stuart Cosgrove these five special books that have been pivotal in her life.
1:Favourite childhood book: The Moomin books by Tove Jansson:
2: A Life changing book: The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter.
3: Non-fiction title: Penguin Dictionary of First Names by David Pickering.
4: Book you've read most often: Earthly Powers - Anthony Burgess.
5: Favourite short story: The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.