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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 23 July 2006
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Adam Phillips
Mariella Frostrup is joined by the psychoanalyst Adam Phillips whose latest book of essays, Side Effects, explores the relationship between literature and psychoanalysis.
Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips has written several books of essays including On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored and Going Sane. In his latest book Side Effects he explores the revealing gaps between what we think we're saying and what we're actually saying.

Side Effects (Hardcover) - Adam Phillips
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
ISBN: 0241142113

Going Sane - Adam Phillips
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 0141012498

On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored: Psychoanalytic Essays on the Unexamined Life - Adam Phillips
Publisher: Faber and Faber
ISBN: 0571170226

Kate O'Brien

Two of Kate O'Brien's novels, written in the 1930s, were banned in her native Ireland on the grounds of 'immorality'. Sarah Lefanu discusses the life and work of Kate O'Brien as four of her best novels are reissued.

The Land of Spices - Kate O'Brien
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
ISBN: 1844083160

The Ante-Room - Kate O'Brien
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
ISBN: 1844083179

Without My Cloak - Kate O'Brien
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
ISBN: 1844083144

Mary Lavelle - Kate O'Brien
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
ISBN: 1844083152

Crime Fiction

Susanna Gregory, Andrew Pepper and Martin Priestman discuss how fictional detectives solved their crimes before the help of forensic science.

The Mark of a Murderer - Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks
ISBN: 0751535443

The Last Days of Newgate - Andrew Pepper
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 02978525

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction - Martin Priestman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521008719

Pregnancy in Fiction

The novelist Louise Doughty recommends books for a pregnant listener who wants to read some literary fiction featuring expectant mothers.

The Snapper - Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0749391

Grace Notes - Bernard MacLaverty
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0099778017

Sleepwalking- Julie Myerson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0099494159

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