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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Life in Books

It was a pleasant surprise to find an accessible and intelligent programme on the telly last night discussing books.

My Life in Books, presented by Anne Robinson, features two celebs who share five books that they either enjoy or have been important in their lives. The first was last night and I'm afraid I missed the first part (busy cooking for a friend) but it featured PD James and Richard Bacon.

The idea is to talk about...

the books they discovered as children to the books that make them the people we know today, Anne delves into the reasons behind their choices.

It's a pleasant listen and unlike normal booky programmes the books were accessible, I had actually read 1 of Bacon's selections and 2 of James' and a third I may have read(certainly read the author), definitely worth a look.

It is broadcast daily for two weeks at 6:30 on BBC2.


ShySongbird said...

Yes, it was good, husband particularly enjoyed it and it has prompted him to re-read the Evelyn Waugh...for the umpteenth time ;)

Eagleseagles said...

lol - I have just found this programme and was also thinking of leeting you know about it!
I thought you would have been too busy cooking to watch it!


Ragged Robin said...

Thanks for the reminder, Pete. I had totally forgotten it was on. I've missed tonight's now as well but I will try and watch the programme from now on - sounds good.