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|Defying any attempt to pigeonhole her skills and talents Mariella combines her television and radio career with that of a prolific journalist. |
Over a fifteen-year TV career she has continued to impress both audiences and critics with her friendly, accessible and intelligent screen presence. Her projects run the gamut from current affairs to movies and the arts.
As a journalist she is currently the film critic for Harpers And Queen and has a weekly dilemma column in The Observer Magazine, while her book reviews and travel pieces appear regularly in the press. She has also been a member of the Booker-Mann Prize panel.
Cover of Susanna Moore's latest novel One Last Look.
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This week's programme:
Mariella Frostup talks to the novelist Susanna Moore about her novel One Last Look, a compelling tale of desire and rebellion set in colonial Calcutta, and told through the diary of Eleanor, the sister of the new Governor General of India. Francis Spufford pays tribute to the writer Joan Aiken who died recently, and explains why her counterfactual fictions were so distinctive and influential. Plus a guide to reading the novels of Anne Tyler and what Paul Auster got up to in a New York bookshop on a Saturday night during a blizzard.
List of Books
Books by Susanna Moore:
My Old Sweetheart (Vintage)
The Whiteness of Bones (Penguin)
Sleeping Beauties (Random House Inc)
In the Cut (Macmillan)
One Last Look (Viking)
Books by Joan Aiken mentioned on the programme:
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Red Fox)
Dido and Pa (Red Fox)
Nightbirds on Nantucket (Random House Children’s Books)
Mortimer’s Cross (Jonathan Cape Children’s Books)
Mortimer, Arabel and the Escaped Black Mamba (Barn Owl Books)
Mortimer Says Nothing (HarperCollins Library)
Mortimer and Arabel (BBC Consumer Publishing)
Arabel and Mortimer (Random House Children’s Publications)
Midnight is a Place (Hodder Children’s Books)
Paul Auster’s new book, which he recently read to an audience in New York, is Oracle Knight (Faber & Faber).
Books by Anne Tyler:
Her new book is The Amateur Marriage (Chatto & Windus)
If Morning Ever Comes (Ballantine Books)
The Tin Can Tree (Vintage)
Slipping Down Life (Viking)
The Clock Winder (Vintage
Celestial Navigation (Vintage)
Searching for Caleb (Ballantine Books)
Earthly Possessions (Vintage)
Saint Maybe (Vintage)
Morgan's Passing (Vintage)
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (Vintage)
The Accidental Tourist (Vintage)
Breathing Lessons (Vintage)
Ladder of Years (Vintage)
A Patchwork Planet (Vintage)
Back When We Were Grownups (Chatto & Windus)
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