Stephanie Flanders & Roisin McAuley

Harriett Gilbert is joined by the BBC's Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders and novelist and journalist Roisin McAuley to discuss favourite books.

Stephanie Flanders' choice is 'The Great Crash 1929', a classic account of financial disaster by one of the twentieth century's most influential economists, John Kenneth Galbraith. A witty and elegant analysis which is compelling even to those who can't tell their leverage from their margins.

Roisin McAuley chooses a novel by the award-winning Patricia Ferguson, 'Peripheral Vision'. The quality of her writing and the intelligence of her psychological insights into her characters has drawn comparisons to Muriel Spark.

Harriett's choice this week is a classic fifties detective story from Dame Ngaio Marsh: 'Singing in the Shrouds'.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery.

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Fri 4 Nov 2011 23:00

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