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The Book Café Episode guide

  1. 16/07/2012

    The Book Cafe marks 25 years of Tom Wolfe's novel The Bonfire of the Vanities.

    First broadcast: 16 Jul 2012

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  2. 09/07/2012

    Michael Palin discusses his new novel and what it is that writing fiction brings him.

    First broadcast: 09 Jul 2012

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  3. 02/07/2012

    Bestselling author John Irving joins Clare English in a Book Cafe special.

    First broadcast: 02 Jul 2012

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  4. 25/06/2012

    Bestselling writer John Irving joins Clare English for a Book Cafe special.

    First broadcast: 25 Jun 2012

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  5. 18/06/2012

    Author Andrea Stuart on untangling a family tree that includes slaves and slave owners.

    First broadcast: 18 Jun 2012

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  6. 11/06/2012

    Christopher Paolini explains how his career took off after self-publishing his first book.

    First broadcast: 11 Jun 2012

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  7. 04/06/2012

    Writer and editor Diana Athill talks to Clare English about her new book.

    First broadcast: 04 Jun 2012

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  8. 28/05/2012

    Clare English speaks to crime writer Jeffery Deaver about turning his hand to songwriting.

    First broadcast: 28 May 2012

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  9. 21/05/2012

    Alexander McCall Smith talks about how WH Auden's poetry has influenced his writing.

    First broadcast: 21 May 2012

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  10. 14/05/2012

    Mark Haddon joins Clare English to talk about his new novel The Red House.

    First broadcast: 14 May 2012

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  11. 07/05/2012

    Hilary Mantel discusses Bring Up the Bodies, the highly-anticipated sequel to Wolf Hall.

    First broadcast: 07 May 2012

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  12. 30/04/2012

    Clare English meets debut novelists Jenni Fagan and Elizabeth Reeder.

    First broadcast: 30 Apr 2012

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  13. 23/04/2012

    Paddington Bear author Michael Bond, Irvine Welsh and World Book Night.

    First broadcast: 23 Apr 2012

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  14. 16/04/2012

    The best gardening books for spring.

    First broadcast: 16 Apr 2012

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  15. 09/04/2012

    Featuring the first star author of the e-book era, Gordon Ferris.

    First broadcast: 09 Apr 2012

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  16. 02/04/2012

    Clare English revisits the figure of the 'mad woman' in our favourite literary classics.

    First broadcast: 02 Apr 2012

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  17. 26/03/2012

    Bestselling author Jodi Picoult joins Clare English to talk about her new book Lone Wolf.

    First broadcast: 26 Mar 2012

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  18. 19/03/2012

    Clare English explores why the Hunger Games trilogy stands out in the book market.

    First broadcast: 19 Mar 2012

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  19. 12/03/2012

    David Hayman talks about performing Philip Larkin's jazz-inspired poetry and prose.

    First broadcast: 12 Mar 2012

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  20. 05/03/2012

    We discuss Scotland's Bookshelf: twenty books representing the cream of Scottish writing.

    First broadcast: 05 Mar 2012

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  21. 27/02/2012

    An interview with Jonathan Safran Foer, plus a controversial new book on Lockerbie.

    First broadcast: 27 Feb 2012

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  22. 20/02/2012

    How Twitter has become a crucial survival tool for writers, publishers and libraries.

    First broadcast: 20 Feb 2012

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  23. 13/02/2012

    Another chance to hear author Jonathan Coe in conversation with Clare English.

    First broadcast: 13 Feb 2012

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  24. 06/02/2012

    Author Jon McGregor talks about the knack of coming up with a great title.

    First broadcast: 06 Feb 2012

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  25. 30/01/2012

    Helen Dunmore talks her excitement at being asked to write her first Hammer horror novel.

    First broadcast: 30 Jan 2012

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  26. 23/01/2012

    A preview of a new collection of songs based on George Mackay Brown's short stories.

    First broadcast: 23 Jan 2012

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  27. 16/01/2012

    We discover the work of Per Wahlöö, the Scandinavian crime writer all others look up to.

    First broadcast: 16 Jan 2012

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  28. 09/01/2012

    Clare English marks 30 years of acquaintance with teenage diarist Adrian Mole.

    First broadcast: 09 Jan 2012

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  29. 1 to 1 Janice Galloway

    Clare English talks to author Janice Galloway at the Portobello Book Festival.

    First broadcast: 01 Jan 2012

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  30. 19/12/2011

    We mark the first appearance in print of Winnie the Pooh on Christmas Eve 1925.

    First broadcast: 19 Dec 2011

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