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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.
This week
Sunday 31 July 2005
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Detail from the cover of 'Making it Up' by Penelope Lively
Francis Spufford talks to Penelope Lively about her latest novel, he explores a new book linked to the story of Anne Frank, children's writing, and books about music.
In Open Book, Francis Spufford talks to distinguished British writer and winner of the Booker Prize Penelope Lively about her new book Making It Up, a memoir with a difference, in that it explores how her life might have been if fate had taken a different course. American journalist and writer Ellen Feldman talks about her novel "The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank". Children's writing is discussed, as a new venture from Aultbea publishers sees books by children being published, and Director of the Proms Nicholas Kenyon comes to the aid of a young listener who sings but doesn't read.

Making it Up - Penelope Lively
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 0670915793

Tales of Troy and Greece - Andrew Lang
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 1853261726

Dragon Tamers - Emma Maree Urquhart
Publisher: Aultbea Publishing Company
ISBN: 0954934008

The Apple of Doom - Robert King
Publisher: Aultbea Publishing Company
ISBN: 0954934040

Wizard: The Novice's Quest - Sophie Wainwright
Publisher: Aultbea Publishing Company
ISBN: 0954934075

Lionboy - Zizou Corder
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 0141317264

Hex - Rhiannon Lassiter
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 0330398946

The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank (translation: Susan Massotty)
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 0141315180

Ellen Feldman - The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 0330439669

The World of Placido Domingo - Daniel Snowman
McGraw Hill, New York
ISBN 0070595275

Placido Domingo: My Operatic Roles - Helena Matheopoulos
Publisher: Little Brown
ISBN: 0316643769

Howards End - E M Forster
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486424545

Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 0141182598

A Judgement in Stone - Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 0099171406

Death at La Fenice - Donna Leon
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 0330337726

Acqua Alta - Donna Leon
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 0330346261

Appassionata - Jilly Cooper
Publisher: Corgi Adult
ISBN: 0552150541

Score! - Jilly Cooper
Publisher: Corgi Adult
ISBN: 0552150592

The Time of Our Singing - Richard Powers
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0099453835

An Equal Music - Vikram Seth
Publisher: Phoenix mass market p/bk
ISBN: 0753807734

Valaida: A Novel - Candace Allen
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 1844081729
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