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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 18 September 2005
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Detail from the cover of A Little History of the World
Leonie Gombrich talks to Mariella Frostrup about Sir Ernst Gombrich's work 'A Little History of the World' which is now available for the first time in English. 
Mariella Frostrup talks to Leonie Gombrich, grand-daughter of art historian Sir Ernst Gombrich about his very first book, 'A Little History of the World', which was written to be read aloud to children.

Publisher Jamie Hodder-Williams and Jim White look at the appeal of sporting autobiographies.

Jim Lynch talks about his latest novel 'The Highest Tide' which tells the story of a teenage boy who finds a rare sea creature on America 's north-west coast.

And literary critic Alex Clark and authors Justin Cartwright and Michael Dobbs discuss whether screen adaptations affect the way readers imagine characters.

A Little History of the World - E H Gombrich
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300108834

The Story of Art - E H Gombrich
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714832472

The Highest Tide - Jim Lynch
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 0747578443

House of Cards - Michael Dobbs
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0006176909

Sporting Autobiographies:

Being Freddie - Andrew Flintoff
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
ISBN: 0340896280

Calling the Shots: The Captain's Story - Michael Vaughan
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
ISBN: 0340896272

Undefeated - Terry Marsh
Publisher: Terry Marsh Publishing
ISBN: 0954999908

Martin Johnson Autobiography - Martin Johnson
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 0755311876

My Idea Of Fun: The Autobiography - Lee Sharpe
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 0752872060

Giggs: The Autobiography - Ryan Giggs, Joe Lovejoy
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 0718148436

Managing My Life: My Autobiography - Alex Ferguson
Publisher: Coronet Books
ISBN: 0340728566

Farewell But Not Goodbye - Sir Bobby Robson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
ISBN: 0340823461

Keane: The Autobiography - Roy Keane, Eamon Dunphy
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 0141009810
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