Terry Deary & Shappi Khorsandi
In the first of a new series, Terry Deary, author of Horrible Histories, and Iranian-born British comedian Shappi Khorsandi talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.
Terry chooses a little-known but fascinating 1904 novel by G.K. Chesterton: The Napoleon of Notting Hill. It's set in an imaginary future London in 1984, and it's said to have inspired George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. For Terry, it's the book that made him become a writer.
Shappi's favourite is Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction, by Sue Townsend, in which Adrian hits middle age.
And presenter Harriett Gilbert talks about John McGahern's masterpiece, Amongst Women, which stirs up strong feelings about family in both her and her guests.
Producer Beth O'Dea.
BOOKS FEATURED IN THIS PROGRAMME
The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton
Published by Hendrickson Publishers
Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction by Sue Townsend
Published by Penguin
Amongst Women by John McGahern
Published by Faber and Faber
|Interviewed Guest||Terry Deary|
|Interviewed Guest||Shappi Khorsandi|