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Monday 25 June 2012, 09:53

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Hello and greetings from the estate. Or to be more accurate, my sickbed within the estate. I have spent most of the weekend indisposed, I will spare you the details. The GP may have a few things to say before the show but assuming he gives the all clear, all will be well. Well, nearly well anyway.
Plenty of time to catch up on reading then, so let me mention again our book choice which is "The Age Of Miracles" by Karen Thompson Walker. She's a former book editor at a publisher's and wrote the book early in the morning before work, sometimes on the subway. It's about 'the slowing' of the earth- it's spinning has, inexplicably, started to slow down resulting in longer days. Gravity and tides are thrown into chaos; life in general is about to change for ever. We see this through the eyes of 11 year old Julia, an only child and keen observer of friends, family and the increasing chaos of the world outside. Read a chapter here! Then hear Kate after 6. There'll be a webchat too, once she's finished on air.
And oldies today please (as seems annually appropriate) on the joys of WIMBLEDON. The best way to forget the nonsense and disappointment of the football is to enjoy an iconic festival of sport from SW19. Your tennis,tantrum and strawberry based tunes please.
Have a jolly and spirited Monday, see you (GP willing) at 5.

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