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Books and Authors

BBC Radio 4
Society & Culture

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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    I tend to skip the other episodes, but A Good Read is one of my favourite podcasts of all time. Love listening in and picking up new recommendations - and re-reading books through guests’ experiences.

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    Love the podcast, however, I wish Harriett Gilbert would let her guests say the point/quote they started instead of railroading them/fishing the quote herself.

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