In what will be Manuela's last podcast for a while, we discuss and disagree on the big seven-week book debate prompted by my post on the subject earlier this week. The good news is that we remain friends. Other topics include the Booker longlist, which was announced last week and features four novels published by independent presses. In 'My favourite thing' Manuela talks about Tony Parsons' appointment as writer-in-residence at Heathrow airport. Listen to or download the podcast Subscribe in iTunes