My Life in Books: Book List 2012

Anne Robinson who will be delving into the lives of her guests and finding out which books have influenced and shaped their lives.

My Life in Books

Below is a list of the books and guests that will be featured in the programme.

ROBERT PESTONWinnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne (1926)
Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant (1885)
McNaughten by Siân Busby (2009)
Greenmantle by John Buchan (1916)

SHARON GLESS
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper (1930)
Cagney and Lacey…and Me by Barney Rosenzweig (2007)
Selected Poems by Edna St Vincent Millay (1991)
A Round-Heeled Woman by Jane Juska (2003)

SIR TIM RICE
The Conquest of Space – Paintings by Chesley Bonestell, Text by Willy Ley (1949)
Pip by Ian Hay (1907)
The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse (1938)
From Here to Eternity by James Jones (1952)

RUSSELL GRANT
Heidi by Johanna Spyri (1880)
The Victoria History of the County of Middlesex (1911)
A History of the Reign of Queen Anne by John Hill Burton (1880)
Ingrid by Charlotte Chandler (2007)

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild (1936)
The White Album by Joan Didion (1979)
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (1995)
The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe (1958)

KEITH ALLEN
The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton (1949)
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1860)
Unemployed Struggles 1919-36 by Wal Hannington (1936)
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (2009)

NATASCHA MCELHONE
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (1938)
De Profundis by Oscar Wilde (1905)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1877)
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter (1984)

CHRIS HOLLINS
Shoot! Annual 1975
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend (1982)
Rich: The Life of Richard Burton by Melvyn Bragg (1988)
Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice by Matthew Syed (2010)

KATE SILVERTON
My Favourite Animal Stories by Gerald Durrell (1962)
The Burning Shore by Wilbur Smith (1985)
Daughter of the Desert: The Remarkable Life of Gertrude Bell by Georgina Howell (2006)
I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson (2002)

CHRIS ADDISON
I, Claudius by Robert Graves (1934)
The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth (1986)
The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1960)
The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists by Gideon Defoe (2004)

ROSIE BOYCOTT
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (1877)
On the Road by Jack Kerouac (1957)
The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer (1970)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1939)

PHIL DAVIS
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (1861)
The Mersey Sound by Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten (1967)
Any Human Heart by William Boyd (2002)
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut (1959)

PAM AYRES
Just William by Richmal Crompton (1922)
The Secret of How to Win Freedom from Clutter by Don Aslett (1985)
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (2008)
The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency by John Seymour (1976)

DON WARRINGTON
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (1951)
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (1963)
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (1977)
Everyman by Philip Roth (2006)

ANNA CHANCELLOR
Bella by Jilly Cooper (1976)
The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff (1975)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813)
Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler (1995)

NICKY HASLAM
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein (1933)
Jean Howard’s Hollywood. A Photo Memoir. Photographs by Jean Howard. Text by James Watters (1989)
Versailles by Ian Dunlop (1956)
A Legacy by Sybille Bedford (1956)

PAMELA STEPHENSON
Greek Myths – in particular the myths of Cupid and Psyche (the version showed was The Usborne Book of Greek Myths by Anna Milbourne and Louis Stowell)
The Primal Scream by Dr Arthur Janov (1970)
Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse (1925)
The Odyssey by Homer. Origin 8th Century BC

ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG
Mr Standfast by John Buchan (1919)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester (1996)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Edited by Professor Peter Alexander. (1951)

FIONA SHAW
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)
The Collected Poems of W.B Yeats (1994)
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1860)
Selected Diaries by Virginia Woolf (1990)

RICK STEIN
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling (1894)
A Dance to the Music of Time Vol. 4. At Lady Molly’s by Anthony Powell (1957)
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (1900)
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh (1938)

4 Responses to “My Life in Books: Book List 2012”

  1. Jil Fairclough Says:

    When are these programmes being screened on tv?

    • South Ayrshire Libraries Says:

      Hi Jil,

      The series has already started, but you can catch up if you go to-http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00z0ltv/clips

  2. rob Says:

    Thanks. I was looking for a list of these books.

  3. Sue Says:

    Sue Says: It would be helpful if the BBC listed the book titles reviewed, as the programme is not available to review online in our area and TV screening of the Titles is to brief to be able to note them down.Hard of hearing people need this visual record. Thanks for your list !

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