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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 16 October 2005
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Anita Shreve © Doug Breda
Mariella talks to Anita Shreve about her new novel 'A Wedding in December', she explores the theme of older women falling for younger men in fiction, and assesses a new book, '1966 And All That'.
Best selling novelist Anita Shreve talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new book, 'A Wedding in December', about a group of high school students re-united after nearly thirty years.  Also on Open Book, Elizabeth Buchan suggests reading material for a listener who has fallen in love with a younger man and Craig Brown discusses '1966 And All That' - his follow up to the comic classic '1066 And All That'.

Anita Shreve

A Wedding in December
Publisher: Little Brown
ISBN: 0316727776

The Pilot's Wife
Publisher: Abacus
ISBN: 0349110859

Weight of Water
Publisher: Abacus
ISBN: 0349109117

Other Books

Perfect Love - Elizabeth Buchan
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 0330344730

Cheri and the Last of Cheri - Colette, Roger Senhouse (Translator)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
ISBN: 0374528012

The Grandmothers - Doris Lessing
Publisher: Perennial
ISBN: 0007152817

In Praise of Older Women: The Amorous Recollections of Andras Vajda - Stephen Vizinczey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226858863

My Cousin Rachel - Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
ISBN: 1844080404

Notes on a Scandal - Zoë Heller
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 0141012250

The Reader - Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway (Translator)
Publisher: Phoenix mass market p/bk
ISBN: 0753804700

A Scandalous Life: A Biography of Jane Digby - Mary S. Lovell
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd
ISBN: 1857024699

1966 and All That - Craig Brown
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
ISBN: 0340897112

1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England - W.C. Sellar, R.J. Yeatman
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 0413772705
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