Val McDermid appeared on Open Book on BBC Radio 4. The program invited 10 authors to champion a book they believe has been unfairly neglected. Listeners were invited to listen to all 10 nominations and then choose the book they feel deserves to be remembered; the winning title will be dramatised on Radio 4 in 2010.

To hear Val discussing Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt, also published as Carol, follow the link below.


Originally published in 1951 (under the pseudonym Claire Morgan) as The Price of Salt, this book is actually the work of Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995), best known for the Ripley novels. It’s the story of a romance between two women who meet in a department store. In this excerpt they meet for the first time.

via BBC – Radio 4 – Open Book – Neglected Classics – Val McDermid’s choice.

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