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Eleanor Updale, Andrea Oliver

Books by William Trevor, Mohsin Hamid and Laura Esquivel are the favourites chosen by presenter Harriett Gilbert and her guests Eleanor Updale and Andrea Oliver.

Harriett Gilbert talks to children's writer Eleanor Updale and TV and radio presenter Andrea Oliver about the books they love.

Eleanor's choice is a deceptively simple, poignant novel by the Irish writer William Trevor: Love and Summer.

Andrea is a passionate advocate of Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - the wildly romantic Mexican bestseller that was made into a film.

And Harriett sheds fresh light on one of the most influential recent novels about the meeting of East and West: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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30 minutes

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Fri 17 Feb 2012 23:00


  • Eleanor Updale's choice

    'Love and Summer' by William Trevor Publ. Penguin

    Duration: 08:59

  • Andrea Oliver's choice

    'Like Water for Chocolate' by Laura Esquivel Publ. Black Swan

    Duration: 07:28

  • Harriett Gilbert's choice

    'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' by Mohsin Hamid Publ. Penguin

    Duration: 12:06


  • Tue 14 Feb 2012 16:30
  • Fri 17 Feb 2012 23:00



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