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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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Sunday 30 March 2003
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Nose in a Book
Are you, or have you ever been, addicted to reading. Are you a readaholic? Or are you parent of a child who has their nose permanently in a book? Or a young person who loves book and cannot understand what all the fuss is about.
If reading is your absolute passion, and you basically prefer reading about life to living it, then Open Book definitely wants to hear from you. Please contact the web site as soon as possible using the email link below, and we might contact you.

Email: open.book@bbc.co.uk


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This Week on Open Book:

A Special Mother's Day programme about mothers in fiction and non-fiction. Mariella Frostrup talks to Rachel Cusk about her new novel The Lucky Ones which features a series of interlocking stories about parenthood.

The memoirist Kathryn Harrison reads from her devastating new memoir Seeking Rapture which tells of the neglect she suffered at the hands of her mother as a child. She also explains why she doesn't feel self-pity, after all, she has a compelling story to write.

The writers Blake Morrison and Diran Adebayo explain how their own mothers feature in their writing and the writer and critic Robert Winder is on hand to suggest why there seem to be few mothers in literature.

Books

Rachel Cusk
The Lucky Ones
Fourth Estate

Kathryn Harrison
Seeking Rapture and The Kiss
Fourth Estate

Blake Morrison
Things My Mother Never Told Me
Chatto and Windus

Eva Hoffman
The Secret
Vintage

Diran Adebayo
Some Kind Of Black
Virago Press

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