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BBC Page Turners book club announces shortlist

Category: Daytime

Date: 07.02.2005
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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 Doerr

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.



Category: Daytime

Date: 07.02.2005
Printable version


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