Page Turners announces an excitingly diverse selection of books, covering
fact and fiction, from crime to cookery, in BBC ONE Daytime's comprehensive
guide to this season's hottest reads which launches this spring.
Hosted by Jeremy Vine, the programme showcases 24
of the best new books available, all championed by some of the biggest
authors and popular names from the entertainment world.
The shortlist of 24 books has been whittled down from over 300 original
submissions by a panel of book loving celebrities and literary experts,
including Claudia Winkleman, author Fay Weldon
and novelist Marian Keyes:
About Grace by Anthony
Becoming Strangers by Louise Dean
Chronicles Volume One by Bob Dylan
Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Fools Rush In by Bill Carter
How To Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
Not the End of the World by Geraldine McCaughrean
How to Be a Bad Birdwatcher by Simon Barnes
Feast: Food That Celebrates Life by Nigella Lawson
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Inside Hitler's Bunker by Joachim Fest
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Understudy by David Nicholls
The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
Let Me Go by Helga Schneider
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe
Leonardo da Vinci: The Flights of the Mind by Charles Nicholl
Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen
Some of Britain's 15,000 book clubs will also be joining in and contributing
their opinions as part of the Page Turners studio audience.
From March, book retailers and libraries will be joining in with Page
Turners by highlighting the shortlist of 24 books with posters and bookmarks.
By pressing the red button, Page Turners interactive will take you
further into the world of books with celebrity readings and sneak previews.
The Page Turners website will be online from March providing a comprehensive
back-up to the series with tips on how to run your own book club.
The website will also be 'book crossing' - following the journey of
each featured book as it is passed from reader to reader around the
country and possibly the world.