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Fiona Reynolds, former director of the National Trust, chooses writer Beatrix Potter.
Fiona Reynolds, Director-General of the National Trust, nominates Beatrix Potter.
Feminist campaigner and writer Caroline Criado-Perez champions the life of Jane Austen.
The reclusive American poet Emily Dickinson is the choice of fellow poet Gwyneth Lewis.
Dr Phil Hammond chooses the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, George Bernard Shaw.
Erin Pizzey chooses American writer Gertrude Stein.
Will Self nominates Oscar Wilde.
John Major discusses the life of Rudyard Kipling, poet to the British Empire.
Sara Pascoe champions Virginia Woolf, author of Mrs Dalloway and A Room of One's Own.
Writer and political activist George Monbiot chooses 18th-century revolutionary Tom Paine.