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Monday - Sarah Walker

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week - Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op.9 with the Academy of Ancient Music - DECCA 4591292.

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser from one of our listeners, and performances by the Artists of the Week, the Melos Ensemble.

10.30am
Sarah Walker's guest this week is the novelist and journalist Andrew Martin, whose writing career was launched when he won The Spectator Young Writer of the Year Award in 1988. Since then he has written for The Guardian, the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, the Independent and Granta, among other publications. His columns have appeared in ES Magazine, the Independent on Sunday and the New Statesman.

Andrew is also a prolific novelist. The Necropolis Railway was the first in the series of historical thrillers featuring the railwayman turned railway policeman, Jim Stringer. It was followed by The Blackpool Highflyer, The Lost Luggage Porter, Murder at Deviation Junction, Death on A Branch Line, and The Last Train to Scarborough, all of which are published by Faber. Murder at Deviation Junction and Death on a Branch Line were both shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Historical Crime Awards in 2007 and 2008, and Andrew was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger In The Library Award 2008 for the entire series. The new Jim Stringer novel, The Somme Stations, is out in March.

11am
Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D Op.43
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Release date:

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