Book at Bedtime Episode guide
By Anthony Quinn. A story of love, murder and a society dancing towards the abyss.
Short stories by Hilary Mantel.
Muriel Spark's rapier-witted portrait of genteel young women's lives in postwar London.
EM Delafield charts the day-to-day life of a Devonshire-dwelling lady.
Mary Costello's powerful novel recounts the life of Irish farmer's daughter Tess Lohan.
By Alex Preston. Story of a young man's journey of self-discovery in wartime Italy.
Adaptation of the last of the four Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
By Nigel Packer. A story of memory and place, old age and architecture.
By Colm Toibin. Haunting portrayal of one woman's journey through grief and towards hope.
David Mitchell's novel reveals the life of Holly Sykes through shifting perspectives.
Powerful story about faith, love and the law and about the welfare of children.
Joseph O'Connor's novel spans 25 years and charts the rise and fall of a rock band
By Carys Bray. Moving story of what happens when Issy Bradley dies.
Guy de Maupassant's compelling novel follows family rivalries in the seaport of Le Havre.
By Jessie Burton. Story of a young woman in 17th-century Amsterdam
By Fredrik Backman. Heart-warming tale of unexpected friendship
By Bret Anthony Johnston. In the aftermath of an abduction, a family struggles to heal
By Sebastian Barry. Irishman Jack McNulty recounts his strange and tumultuous past
Jo Baker reimagines Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice from the servants' viewpoint
Hayley Atwell reads Sadie Jones's acclaimed novel set in 1970s theatreland
Apocalyptic thriller by Louise Welsh, set against the backdrop of London in meltdown
By Niall Williams. Witty and poignant story of a woman's search for her deceased father
By Alison MacLeod. A tale of love, art and prejudice set in wartime Brighton
By Gabrielle Zevin. Story set in a quirky independent bookshop
By Lynne Truss. Comic and chilling gothic tale about a widower and a supernatural cat
James Joyce's naturalistic short stories combine to create a celebration of a city
By Jonathan Lethem. A compelling story of modern America spanning 80 years
Colin MacInnes's cult classic about teenagers, style and racial tension in 1950s London
Don Warrington reads Sam Selvon's 1950s classic about immigrant life in London
By Jonas Jonasson. Tale of a centenarian, police and thieves, and moments in world history