The Novel That Changed My Life

Well known figures each present a programme on the novel that changed their world

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01A Thousand Splendid Suns20080725

Cherie Blair presents Khaled Hosseini's powerful portrait of female suffering under the Taliban in a Thousand Splendid Suns.

02Brideshead Revisited20080801

Laurence Llewelyn-bowen immerses himself in the doomed fortunes of the Flyte family in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited.

03On The Road20080808

Vic Reeves chooses On the Road, Jack Kerouac's legendary account of a frenzied, liberating drive across America.

04Vanity Fair20080815

Kathy Lette delves into William Makepeace Thackeray's epic, Vanity Fair, a satirical picture of High Society at the dawn of the 19th century, set against the backdrop of the Battle of Waterloo.

05A Man In Full20080822

Mel Smith delves into a work by one of America's masters of fiction - A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe

06 LASTTreasure Isalnd20080905

Alex James sets off on a fantastic adventure with young Jim Hawkins and the ruthless pirate, Long John Silver, in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.