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Books To Live By… with Mariella Frostrup


Mariella uncovers surprising stories from the world’s best loved personalities as they talk her through their favourite books.


43:31 | Jun 6th, 2019

After admiring the many animal artefacts dotted around Dougie’s flat – from a saber-toothed tiger’s skull to glass cases filled with extinct insects - he and Mariella settle down to chat about the McF...Show More

36:30 | May 23rd, 2019

After winding through the sunny streets of Bristol to the O2, Mariella finds NAO fresh from her sound check in a cosy, dark corner of the venue’s bar. As the pair discuss NAO’s female-focused book cho...Show More
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39:42 | May 9th, 2019

After escaping from the rain in Brian’s tree house hotel, Mariella sets out to discover the books that have shaped the life and brain of Britain’s favourite physicist. As a precursor to listing his ...Show More

34:29 | Apr 25th, 2019

Travelling by train to Somerset, Mariella visits Carlos Acosta in his secluded fairy tale home. Managing to sneak away from his doting children, the pair settle down to discuss his books to live by. ...Show More

38:09 | Apr 11th, 2019

Oscar winning star Cate Blanchett invites Mariella to her home in the South Downs to peruse her bookshelves. After being greeted at the door by Doug the Pug, the pair settle down to discuss Cate’s m...Show More
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