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.
Sunday 16 October 2005
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'.
A Wedding in December
Publisher: Little Brown
The Pilot's Wife
Weight of Water
Perfect Love - Elizabeth Buchan
Cheri and the Last of Cheri - Colette, Roger Senhouse (Translator)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
The Grandmothers - Doris Lessing
In Praise of Older Women: The Amorous Recollections of Andras Vajda - Stephen Vizinczey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
My Cousin Rachel - Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
Notes on a Scandal - Zoë Heller
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
The Reader - Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway (Translator)
Publisher: Phoenix mass market p/bk
A Scandalous Life: A Biography of Jane Digby - Mary S. Lovell
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd
1966 and All That - Craig Brown
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England - W.C. Sellar, R.J. Yeatman
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd