Bonnie Greer, Simon Brett
Presenter Harriett Gilbert and her guests discuss three favourite books, in the first of a new series of A Good Read. The writer Bonnie Greer brings along Blind Sunflowers by Alberto Méndez, a first novel about the Spanish Civil War; Simon Brett, scriptwriter of many Radio 4 comedies, chooses The Art of Coarse Acting by Michael Green subtitled "how to wreck an amateur dramatic society." Harriett herself chooses a much-loved and - it turns out - slightly mis-remembered novel which created a big stir when it was first published in 1993 - The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx.
Produced by Christine Hall.