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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 29 January 2006
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Stella Tillyard (by Charlie Hopkinson)
Stella Tillyard talks about her new book A Royal Affair: George III and His Troublesome Siblings and a literary guide to the prequel.
On this week's programme Mariella Frostrup talks to historian Stella Tillyard, author of Aristocrats, about her new book A Royal Affair: George III and His Troublesome Siblings which tells the story of George the Third’s relationship with his siblings, in particular his youngest sister, Caroline Mathilde. Married off at the age of fifteen to the mentally disturbed King of Denmark, she took a German lover which caused havoc in the Danish court and sent shockwaves around Europe.
Also this week, Julia Golding talks about her award winning children's book The Diamond of Drury Lane, American author Ridley Pearson discusses his book Peter and the Starcatchers which tells the story of Peter Pan's origins, while classicist Mary Beard and Shakespearean scholar Jonathan Bate provide a literary guide to prequels.

A Royal Affair: George III and His Troublesome Siblings - Stella Tillyard
Publisher: Chatto and Windus
ISBN: 0701173068

Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox, 1750-1832 - Stella Tillyard
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0099477114

Peter and the Starcatchers - Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 1406301167

Peter and the Shadow Thieves - Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Greg Call
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 078683787X

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Gregory Maguire
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0060987103

Behind the Mask - Thomas Harris
Publisher: William Heinemann
ISBN: 0434014087

Secrets of the Widow's Son: The Mysteries Surrounding the Sequel to the "Da Vinci Code" - Dan Burstein, David A Shugarts
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 0297850938

Blood Fever - Charlie Higson
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 0141318600

The Magician's Nephew - C S Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 000720227X

Heidi - Johanna Spyri
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 0140621911

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Ltd
ISBN: 0393976149

Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 0141182857

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 0140620117

The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines; A Series of Fifteen Tales - Mary Cowden Clarke
Publisher: Ams Pr
ISBN: 0404016103

Stuart: A Life Backwards - Alexander Masters
Publisher: Perennial
ISBN: 0007200366

The Diamond of Drury Lane - Julia Golding
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
ISBN: 1405221496

Tim Lott's Choices:

About a Boy - Nick Hornby
Publisher: E-Penguin general
ISBN: 0141885548

The Accidental Tourist: 1800 Headwords ( Oxford Bookworms Library) - Anne Tyler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194230775

Rabbit, Run - John Updike
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
ISBN: 0241136776

The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd
ISBN: 0007145969
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