Books and Authors

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture

This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.


A Good Read: Andrew Maxwell and Kamila Shamsie

February 25th, 2014

Episode 320 of 534 episodes

Stand-up comedian Andrew Maxwell and writer Kamila Shamsie share their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Andrew is a John Steinbeck fan, and chooses Tortilla Flat. Kamila picks Clear Light Of Day by Anita Desai. Harriett's choice is the little-known but compelling memoir In Pursuit of the English by Doris Lessing. Produced by Beth O'Dea