My Life In Five Books


Maggie O'Farrell2013081220190102 (RS)

1/5 Edinburgh based bestselling novelist Maggie O'Farrell discusses with Stuart Cosgrove these five special books that have been pivotal in her life.

1:Favourite childhood book: The Moomin books by Tove Jansson:

2: A Life changing book: The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter.

3: Non-fiction title: Penguin Dictionary of First Names by David Pickering.

4: Book you've read most often: Earthly Powers - Anthony Burgess.

5: Favourite short story: The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Maggie O'Farrell picks five special books which have had a real impact on her.

What are the books that have changed your life?

Peter May2013081520190103 (RS)

Lewis Trilogy novelist Peter May reveals the books which have shaped his life.

What are the books that changed your life, your attitude to living and view of the world?