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Gervase Phinn and Moni Mohsin

Gervase Phinn, raconteur of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales, and Moni Mohsin, author of The Diary of a Social Butterfly, talk to Harriett Gilbert about books.

Writers Gervase Phinn and Moni Mohsin talk to Harriett Gilbert about books they love.

Gervase Phinn is an author and raconteur of tales of his life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. His choice is the extraordinary autobiography of an ordinary man - A Ragged Schooling by Robert Roberts. It's a funny, wise and life-enhancing story of growing up in the slums of Salford in the 1900s.

Moni Mohsin is a Pakistani writer who lives in the UK. Her Indian bestseller The Diary of a Social Butterfly is based on her column in Pakistan's Friday Times. Her selection for A Good Read is Rudyard Kipling's novel, Kim.

Presenter Harriett Gilbert brings along Angela Carter's sparkling comedy Wise Children.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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BOOKS FEATURED IN THIS PROGRAMME

 

A Ragged Schooling by Robert Roberts

Published by Manchester University Press

 

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

Published by Penguin Books

 

Wise Children by Angela Carter

Published by Vintage Books

 

 

 

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