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

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    • 4.3 • 72 Ratings

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

    A Good Read: Frank Turner and Ellie Gibson

    A Good Read: Frank Turner and Ellie Gibson

    Books about tidying, music and addiction, and a desire to write are this week's choices.

    • 28 min
    Mariana Enríquez

    Mariana Enríquez

    Mariana Enríquez

    • 27 min
    A Good Read: Shaparak Khorsandi and Anne Hegerty

    A Good Read: Shaparak Khorsandi and Anne Hegerty

    A disgraced university tutor, a dysfunctional family, and a love-letter to literature.

    • 27 min
    Cormac McCarthy, The Writers, Derek Owusu

    Cormac McCarthy, The Writers, Derek Owusu

    Cormac McCarthy, The Writers, Derek Owusu

    • 27 min
    A Good Read: Philippa Forrester and Dwayne Fields

    A Good Read: Philippa Forrester and Dwayne Fields

    Two very-different memoirs and a tale of two women on an adventure feature this week.

    • 27 min
    Barbara Kingsolver, plus the "Social Novel" with John Lanchester and Ayisha Malik

    Barbara Kingsolver, plus the "Social Novel" with John Lanchester and Ayisha Malik

    Barbara Kingsolver, plus the "Social Novel" with John Lanchester and Ayisha Malik

    • 27 min

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4.3 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

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This is my favourite podcast. The host is astounding, the guests are informative and entertaining and I love that I learn so much about books I have read or have yet to read. I get so excited when a new episode lands. Excellent.

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See the film starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins (and Judi Dench). Kindness, the love of books, and the passage of time. Wonderful! Thank you, Harriet Gilbert, for A Good Read.

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