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Kate Silverton and Johnnie Walker

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 12 November 2013

R2 presenter Johnnie Walker and BBC newsreader Kate Silverton talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Johnnie discusses Zen and the Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig, which has been a big influence on his own life.

Kate chooses the biography of her heroine. It's Daughter of the Desert - the Remarkable Life of Gertrude Bell by Georgina Howell.

And Excellent Women by Barbara Pym is the recommendation of presenter Harriett Gilbert.

Producer Beth O'Dea.



    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

    Published by Vintage


    Daughter of the Desert: the Remarkable Life of Gertrude Bell by Georgina Howell

    Published by Pan MacMillan


    Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

    Published by Virago








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