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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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    • 4.1 • 374 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: Twayna Mayne & Simon Savidge

    A Good Read: Twayna Mayne & Simon Savidge

    The comedian and the books blogger talk to Harriett about their favourite books

    • 28 min
    Elizabeth Day talks to Mary Lawson

    Elizabeth Day talks to Mary Lawson

    Elizabeth Day talks to Mary Lawson

    • 27 min
    A Good Read:Amrou AL-Kadhi & Peter Bazalgette

    A Good Read:Amrou AL-Kadhi & Peter Bazalgette

    The writer/drag performer and the television executive talk books with Harriett

    • 28 min
    Johny Pitts talks to Caleb Azumah Nelson about Open Water, his hotly anticipated debut

    Johny Pitts talks to Caleb Azumah Nelson about Open Water, his hotly anticipated debut

    Johny Pitts talks to Caleb Azumah Nelson about Open Water, his hotly anticipated debut

    • 27 min
    A Good Read: Tobias Menzies & Gytha Lodge

    A Good Read: Tobias Menzies & Gytha Lodge

    Does a Tiger Come to Tea? Harriett Gilbert finds out

    • 28 min
    Elizabeth Day talks to actor Ethan Hawke about his new novel.

    Elizabeth Day talks to actor Ethan Hawke about his new novel.

    Elizabeth Day talks to actor Ethan Hawke about his new novel.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
374 Ratings

374 Ratings

PineGroveCharlie ,

Excellent

I really have enjoyed the current practice of having different presenters. Alex Clark as always was brilliant and Johnny Pitts was particularly engaging. We all miss Mariella but the programme is still worth more than 5 stars. Thanks

ssharma62 ,

Split good reads out

I love Harriet and A Good Read. The rest of this channel (Mariella and others) is so so. I would rate higher is Harriet had her own separate podcast channel.

A lapsed reader ,

A Good Listen

I love A Good Read, and think Harriet Gilbert is an excellent presenter - interested, funny, fair minded and with interesting insights. The programme is a bit of a comfort listen in its own right but also really useful for reading recommendations - especially for bookclub. I agree with another reviewer Fabian who wanted the show notes to include book listings - but after searching on the BBC website etc I have finally found a list of the books discussed on the show’s instagram feed.

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