Gordon Brown, Harry Potter, and Summer Reads for Teenagers
In a revealing interview, Chancellor Gordon Brown talks to Mariella Frostrup about his five all time favourite books, and reveals why reading has always been a source of inspiration and a pleasure for him.
Ten years after he first appeared in our bookshops, Mariella and her guests debate the Harry Potter effect. Children’s author Kevin Crossley Holland, author of a guide to Harry Potter, Julia Eccleshare, and Harry Potter’s original publisher Barry Cunningham discuss whether Harry Potter has really cast a spell over children’s publishing.
Following requests from parents, our guests offer some suggestions of books to occupy teenagers over the looming summer holidays.