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Fay Weldon and Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Author Fay Weldon and Serpentine Galleries curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Author Fay Weldon and Serpentine Galleries curator Hans Ulrich Obrist talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Fay Weldon's pick, Vauxhall by Gabriel Gbadamosi, is a poetic portrait of a 1970's childhood - a young boy finding his way among crumbling houses, racial tension, tramps, gypsies and family rows.

Sitt Marie Rose by Etel Adnan, chosen by Hans Ulrich Obrist, is a woman's personal response to the civil war in the Lebanon: kidnap, murder and betrayal as a country unravels.

And Harriett Gilbert takes us to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island - a rollocking adventure read by all three as children, but have Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins lost their appeal as the decades have passed?

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BOOKS FEATURED IN THIS BROADCAST

Sitt Marie Rose by Etel Adnan

Publisher: Post Apollo Press

 

Vauxhall by Gabriel Gbadamosi

Publisher: Telegram Books

 

Treasure Island by R L Stevenson

Publisher: Penguin

 

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Presenter Harriett Gilbert
Interviewed Guest Fay Weldon
Interviewed Guest Hans Ulrich Obrist
Producer Melvin Rickarby

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