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Colin Firth's Five of the Best

Colin Firth shares his five of the best books - The Sound and the Fury, Coming Through Slaughter, The Leopard, The World as I Found It, and The Power and the Glory.

Colin Firth shares his 5 of the best books with Mariella Frostrup

Today's programme is devoted to the reading choices of an actor whose abiding image in most women's eyes remains his emergence from a Regency Lake, wet shirt plastered to his torso and features furrowed in a classic Mr Darcy frown, in the television adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. More recently he won both an Oscar and a BAFTA for his portrayal of the stammering King George VI in The King's Speech.

He is also an avid bibliophile and he has co-compiled The People Speak, a book which brings to life, through their own words, the many voices of ordinary and extraordinary individuals who took on the Establishment.

Colin's Firth Five of the best choices;

1 The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner

2 Coming Through Slaughter - Michael Ondaatje

3 The Leopard - Giuseppe di Lampedusa

4 The World as I Found it - Bruce Duffy

5 The Power and the Glory - Graham Greene

Producer: Andrea Kidd.

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BOOKLIST

The People Speak – Colin Firth, Anthony Arnove, David Horspool

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

 

The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner

Publisher: Vintage Classics

 

Coming Through Slaughter – Michael Ondaatje

Publisher: Bloomsbury

 

The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa

Publisher: Vintage Books

 

The World as I Found it – Bruce Duffy 

Publisher: New York Review Books Classics

 

The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene

Publisher: Vintage Classics

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