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Antonia Quirke & Kerry Shale

Film critic Antonia Quirke and actor Kerry Shale talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books, which include a graphic novel, a travel book and a collection of short poems.

Film critic Antonia Quirke and actor Kerry Shale talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books, which are wildly varied: a graphic novel, a travel book and a collection of short poems.

Kerry Shale talks about Blankets, a poignant memoir drawn and written by Craig Thompson.

Antonia's choice is a less well-known book by the author of Ring of Bright Water. It's A Reed Shaken by the Wind: Travels among the Marsh Arabs of Iraq by Gavin Maxwell.

Harriett Gilbert's recommendation is Short and Sweet: 101 Very Short Poems, edited by Simon Armitage.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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BOOKS FEATURED IN THIS PROGRAMME

 

Short and Sweet: 101 Very Short Poems

Edited by Simon Armitage

Published by Faber and Faber

 

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Published by Top Shelf Productions

 

A Reed Shaken By The Wind: Travels Among The Marsh Arabs of Iraq

by Gavin Maxwell

Published by Eland

 

Kerry Shale

Kerry Shale

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Presenter Harriett Gilbert
Interviewed Guest Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest Kerry Shale
Producer Beth O'Dea

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