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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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Sunday 20 April 2003
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Read-a-holics

Are you, or have you ever been, addicted to reading. Are you a readaholic?

If reading is your absolute passion, then read some of the emails from Open Book listeners admitting to their own addiction to books.

John Grisham Competition Winners

Winner:
James Fidell, he wins an autographed copy by John Grisham of King of Torts.

Runner-up:
Trish Smart, who wins a hard back copy of King of Torts

This Week on Open Book:

In Open Book on Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock Mariella Frostrup talks to leading comedy writer Howard Jacobson about his new book Who's Sorry Now?, a book which tells the story of what happens when two friends get involved in a wife swap, and learn more about themselves than they bargained for.

Winner of the Everyman Wodehouse Award for Comedy for his last novel The Mighty Walzer Howard Jacobson has an unerring eye for the comic potential of all too human frailty.

And Open Book unravels the Mysterious delights of childhood reading and consider when a passion for reading may Become an addiction for those listeners who spent their childhoods with their nose in a book.

Francis Spufford author of The Child That Books Built talks about why children are able to surrender themselves to the imaginary world of fiction in a way that adults no longer can.

And what does the food characters eat, and the way they eat it, say about them. How do authors use food to create character and how has this changed historically? We present a potted history of some of our most well loved fictional characters from the point of view of their stomachs.

Books List

Who's Sorry Now
Howard Jacobson

The Child That Books Built
Francis Spufford

Darwin's Barnacle
Rebecca Stott

Beef and Liberty - Roast Beef, John Bull and The English Nation
Ben Rogers

Emma
Jane Austen

Paradise Lost
Milton

Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte

The Corrections
Jonathan Franzen

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