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 22 January 2006
Edward St Aubyn on his new novel Mother's Milk and literary advice for travellers on their way to India and Japan.
On this week's programme Mariella Frostrup talks to Edward St Aubyn about his new novel Mother's Milk. It continues the story of his semi-autobiographical character Patrick Melrose who first appeared in his early 1990's trilogy, Some Hope. Patrick is now a family man struggling to overcome his troubled past and give his children the happy childhood he never had. Also this week, Lesley Downer and Ian Jack suggest reading material for listeners heading off to Japan and India and the business of sponsoring literary prizes.
Mother's Milk - Edward St Aubyn
Some Hope: A Trilogy - Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Open City Books
Books on Japan - Lesley Downer's choices
Tale of Genji - Murasaki Shikibu
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Shogun: A Novel of Japan - James Clavell