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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 31 May 2010

With his forthcoming book John Grisham has created a new genre: the legal thriller for kids. Is the bestselling author of 'A Time to Kill' and 'The Firm' really onto something? On Monday's Book Cafe we review 'Theodore Boone'.

Jackie Kay tells us why, after writing plays, poets, novels and short stories with great success she feels now is the time to write the most personal story of all - her own.

How does reading shape our lives? We'll be hearing about the Scottish Readers Remember project which has created a fascinating sound archive of a generation of Scots discussing their reading tastes and habits.

Audio books come into their own on long car journeys. This Bank Holiday Monday reviewer Christina Hardyment will be giving us recommendations of the best ones, telling us which to avoid and discussing the pros and cons of hearing a story read aloud.

  • BOOKS FEATURED THIS WEEK..............

  • Red Dust Road

    By Jackie Kay
    Published by Picador on the 11th of June.

  • Theodore Boone: Young Lawyer

    By John Grisham
    Published by Hodder and Stoughton on the 3rd of June.

  • I Kill

    By Giorgio Faletti
    Published by Corsair on the 3rd of June.

  • Letters to My Grandchildren

    By Tony Benn
    Published by Arrow on the 3rd of June.

  • The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

    By Philip Pullman
    Published by Canongate and out now.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    By Stieg Larsson
    Published by Whole Story Audio and out now - www.wholestoryaudio.co.uk


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