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Bonnie Greer, Simon Brett

First programme in a new series. Three favourite books are discussed by Bonnie Greer, Simon Brett and presenter Harriett Gilbert.

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.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Bonnie Greer's choice

    Bonnie Greer's choice: 'Blind Sunflowers' by Alberto Méndez

    Duration: 08:31

  • Harriett Gilbert's choice

    Harriett Gilbert's choice: 'The Shipping News' by Annie Proulx Publ. Fourth Estate

    Duration: 09:36

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