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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 13 April 2003
King James Bible
 
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The Numbers Puzzle
Remember the Numbers Puzzle shown again below? The answer now is displayed discreetly at the bottom of the page (so you can have one final attempt at the puzzle if you so wish) with the winners who receive a copy each of the book Imagining Numbers
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"The square root of half the number of a swarm of bees is gone to a shrub of jasmin; and so are eight ninths of the whole swarm; a female is buzzing to the one remaining male; that is humming within a lotus, in which he is confined, having been allured to it by its fragrance at night. Say, lovely woman, the number of bees."

This Week on Open Book:

With a new book about the creation of the King James Bible about to be published - we explore why the King James version is the most literary translation of God's word and as a result the No 1 writers bible.

Francis Fyfield talks about her new novel Seeking Sanctuary which is set in a convent.

Ruth L. Ozeki debuted in 1998 with a shocking account of the American beef trade My Year Of Meat. Ozeki reveals that her latest novel All Over Creation also has environmental concerns

Paul Willetts, whose book Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia has just been published, offers a guided tour of the freelance lifestyle of literary London and Bohemian living.

Sally Vickers made her name with 'Miss Garnett's Angel' and she's currently working on a book about The Book Of Common Prayer - for her the Desert Island discs literary survival kit of the Bible and complete works of Shakespeare would be just fine

Books List
Power and Glory: Jacobean England and the Making of the King James Bible, by Adam Nicholsonis published by HarperCollins.

All Over Creation, by Ruth L. Ozeki, is published by Picador.

Fear and Loathing in Fitrovia by Paul Willetts is published by DOWI Lewis Publishing.

Salley Vickers' new novel Mr Golightly's Holiday is published in August.

Puzzle Answer
The answer is 72. Congratulations to our winners Tim Dobson and Peter Dewar

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