Mary Beard, the books that left her spellbound

Britain's much-loved classicist tells Books of My Life about her childhood encounter with Peter Rabbit and admiration for Philip Pullman

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Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and a household name in the UK having written numerous books and presented many documentaries about Ancient Rome and Greece. Books of My Life host Rupert Hawksley spoke to Beard about her early obsession with a frightening tale, her evolving appreciation of Jane Eyre and allegiance to Germaine Greer.

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