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OPEN BOOK
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Sunday 16:00-16:.30, repeated Thursday 16:00-16:.30, except first Sunday in the month when it is replaced by Book Club
OPEN BOOK
Spotlights new fiction and non-fiction, picks out the best of the paperbacks, talks to authors and publishers, and unearths lost masterpieces.
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MARIELLA FROSTRUP
Mariella Frostrup.
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Sunday 12 January 2003
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This week Open Book takes a look at travel.

Listen to William Fiennes interview.

We ask why so many travel writers are men? Judith Palmer presents a feature on writers who refuse to travel, even though they write about foreign places. While in the studio Marialla talks to William Fiennes author of The Snow Geese.

There's also an interview with the manager of Daunts travel bookshop and with Robert McFarlane author of Mountains of the Mind.

This week's books:

The Snow Geese
by William Fiennes
(Picador)

Mountains Of The Mind
by Robert McFarlane
(Granta Books)

The Snow Goose
by Paul Gallico
(Penguin Books)

The Songlines
by Bruce Chatwin
Vintage)

Rings Of Saturn
by W. G. Sebald
(Vintage)

Music & Silence
by Rose Tremain
(Vintage)

Something Like A House
by Sid Smith
(Picador)

House by the River
by Sid Smith
(Picador)



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