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Piers Paul Read

Piers Paul Read is a novelist – The JunkersA Married ManA Patriot in Berlin- and playwright. His non-fiction includes Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors and more recently a biography of Alec Guinness.
Taking (Up) the Tablets: Simon Baron-Cohen, Michael Bywater, Giles Coren, Anne Karpf and Piers Paul Read

They are shared by all the religions of the Book but how resonant are the Ten Commandments in our lives today? Even such apparently obvious ones like thou shalt not kill are being questioned by the supporters of euthanasia.

Our glittering panel of writers discussed the relevance of the Ten Commandments today, proposed their own commandments and questioned the need for a common ethical backbone for the 21st century.