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: India Knight and Alvin Hall

June 24th, 2014

Episode 350 of 534 episodes

Journalist and author India Knight and financial adviser Alvin Hall talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert. India Knight selects Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym, a novel which contrasts the lives of two women in 1950s England. A medical miracle is at the heart of the book chosen by Alvin Hall: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Harriett Gilbert's pick has been a phenomenon in Russia in recent times: The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin. Producer: Melvin Rickarby