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Ian Marchant and Larry Lamb

Harriett Gilbert and her guests, actor Larry Lamb and writer and broadcaster Ian Marchant, exchange lively views about their favourite paperbacks.

Harriett Gilbert's guests are the actor Larry Lamb, best known for his recent roles in EastEnders and the comedy Gavin and Stacey, and the novelist, travel writer and broadcaster Ian Marchant.

Ian's choice is How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FA Cup, a gentle satire on football and fame and English rural life in the 1970s.

Larry's choice, Dirt Music by Tim Winton, is a gripping triangular love story, of a sort, set against the unforgiving backdrop of Western Australia.

Harriett's choice is by the prize-winning African writer Alain Mabanckou, whose tough story of a small-time Congolese crook aspiring to fame through becoming a serial killer has divided opinion since it was published in 2007. Will Harriet's guests enjoy it?

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