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Deborah Bull and Sam Leith

Harriett Gilbert asks former dancer Deborah Bull and journalist Sam Leith about the books they have always loved: a lesser-known Mervyn Peake and the poetry of John Berryman.

Deborah Bull, former Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet, talks about her longstanding affection for Mr Pye by Mervyn Peake, an original and amusing tale set on Sark. Journalist and author Sam Leith, literary editor of The Spectator, advocates 77 Dream Songs by John Berryman, a collection of poetry he's passionate about. Presenter Harriett Gilbert's choice is News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel García Márquez, a non-fiction work detailing kidnappings in Colombia by the Medellín Cartel and Pablo Escobar.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

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30 minutes

Last on

Fri 4 Mar 2016 23:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Harriett Gilbert
Interviewed Guest Deborah Bull
Interviewed Guest Sam Leith
Producer Beth O'Dea

Broadcasts

  • Tue 1 Mar 2016 16:30
  • Fri 4 Mar 2016 23:00

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