Sarah Vine on Dante
Sarah Vine chooses Dante, author of the Italian literary masterpiece the Divine Comedy Read more
Sarah Vine chooses Dante, author of the Italian literary masterpiece the Divine Comedy
Sir Mark Walport on Sir Hans Sloane
Sir Hans Sloane founder of the British Museum is championed by Sir Mark Walport.
Marcus du Sautoy on Jorge Luis Borges
Blind Argentinian writer Borges is championed by Marcus de Sautoy.
Deborah Moggach on Arnold Bennett
The author Deborah Moggach talks about the life of Potteries writer Arnold Bennett.
Isy Suttie on Jake Thackray
Isy Suttie chooses Yorkshire-born singer songwriter Jake Thackray
John Craven on Brunel
John Craven proposes Victorian Engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, as a great life.
Emma Kirkby on Henry Purcell
Soprano Emma Kirkby discusses the life of composer Henry Purcell with Matthew Parris
Michael Palin nominates Ernest Hemingway as his Great Life.
Monty Python's Michael Palin chooses the American writer, Ernest Hemingway.