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Val McDermid and Alex Horne

Harriett Gilbert is joined by the Scottish crime writer Val McDermid and comedian and neologist Alex Horne, in the first of a new series of the paperback discussion show.

Harriett Gilbert is joined by the Scottish crime writer Val McDermid and comedian and neologist Alex Horne in the first of a new series of the paperback discussion show. Among the books under discussion are Andre Agassi's revealing autobiography of life lived centre stage at Centre Court, Jeanette Winterson's acclaimed memoir of her childhood, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, and Remembering Babylon, David Malouf's prizewinning 1993 outsider novel set in Australia.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Val McDermid's Choice

    'Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?' By Jeanette Winterson. Published by Vintage Books

    Duration: 10:59

  • Harriett Gilbert's Choice

    'Remembering Babylon' by David Malouf. Published by Vintage

    Duration: 06:08

  • Alex Horne's Choice

    'Open: An Autobiography' by Andre Agassi. Published by Harper Collins

    Duration: 07:55

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