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Sandi Toksvig visits the Human Library where you borrow a person instead of a book - a scheme designed to overcome prejudices. From March 2010.

Sandi Toksvig visits the library where you borrow a person instead of a book.

The Human Library is a ground-breaking idea from Denmark designed to get you to confront your deepest prejudices. Borrow a type of person you think you don't like, goes the strap line, take them away for a half-hour conversation, and try and get to the bottom of your preconceptions.

People who have volunteered to be 'Books' range from Muslims to transsexuals, and neo-Nazis to male nannies.

Sandi talks to those who’ve got involved, both as Readers and Books, borrows a couple of Books herself, and even lends herself out as one.

Producer: Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.

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