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Alexander McCall Smith & Prof Lucie Green

Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, & Professor Lucie Green, presenter on The Sky At Night, discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Writer Alexander McCall Smith and Lucie Green, Professor of Physics at UCL's Dept of Space & Climate Physics, join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.

Alexander McCall Smith chooses one of his all-time favourites, the classic 1925 novel The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham, which just so happens to be set during a cholera epidemic in China. Lucie Green, a self-confessed rare reader, brings to the table John Higgs' non-fiction book Watling Street, which takes readers on a socio-historical romp around Britain. Harriett Gilbert shares a childhood delight - Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Will reading it as an adult bring a new insight, and will it be loved in the same way?

Produced by Eliza Lomas, BBC Audio Bristol
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28 minutes

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Tue 24 Nov 2020 16:30

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  • Tue 24 Nov 2020 16:30

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