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Joann Fletcher and Damian Barr

Writer Damian Barr and Egyptologist Joann Fletcher join Harriett Gilbert to talk about their favourite books, which include Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winner The Color Purple.

Writer Damian Barr and Egyptologist Joann Fletcher join Harriett Gilbert to talk about their favourite books. Under discussion are Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winner, The Color Purple, Isis in the Ancient World by RE Witt, an exploration of the Egyptian Goddess, and Leonora Carrington's surreal novel The Hearing Trumpet. But which book helped save Damien Barr's life? Which book is variously described as "a wonderful book" and "turgid and indigestible", and which book would Damien have rather eaten than read? Producer Sally Heaven.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Harriett Gilbert
Interviewed Guest Joann Fletcher
Interviewed Guest Damian Barr
Producer Sally Heaven

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