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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 22 October 2006
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Billie Piper
A look at the world of celebrity publishing, historical novelist Philippa Gregory on Jean Plaidy, and award winning children’s author Mal Peet talks about his new novel “The Penalty”
Celebrity Publishing
Director of Century Publishing Mark Booth and comedienne and writer Jackie Clune discuss the increasing popularity of celebrity autobiography, the implications for publishing and what to look out for this Christmas.

Billie Piper - Growing Pains
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 0340938498

Peter Kay - The Sound of Laughter
Publisher: Century
ISBN: 1846051614

Kerry Katona - Too Much Too Young
Publisher: Ebury
ISBN: 0091913896

Jack Osborne - 21 Years Gone
Publisher: MacMillan
ISBN: 0230014321

Jean Plaidy
Best selling historical novelist Philippa Gregory looks at the Tudor novels of Jean Plaidy, and assesses their relevance in a modern age.

Katharine of Aragon: The Wives of Henry VIII - Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0609810251

The Lady in the Tower: The Wives of Henry VIII - Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 1400047854

The Rose Without a Thorn: The Wives of Henry VIII - Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0609810170

The Sixth Wife: The Wives of Henry VIII - Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 0099493241

Wideacre – Philippa Gregory
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0006514618

The Favoured Child - Philippa Gregory
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0006514626

A Respectable Trade – Philippa Gregory
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0006473377

Fallen Skies – Philippa Gregory
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 000723306X

The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0006514006

Blog publishing
Paul Carr, director of The Friday Project, look at the future of blog publishing with the announcement that Penguin have signed up a blog author for a reported six figure sum. Is the blog bubble about to burst?

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Mal Peet
Carnegie award winner Mal Peet talks about his new novel for teenagers “The Penalty”, the second in his Paul Faustino series, telling the story of a young football star in South America.

The Penalty – Mal Peet
Publisher: Walker Books
ISBN: 1844280993

Keeper – Mal Peet
Publisher: Walker Books
ISBN: 0744590256

Tamar – Mal Peet
Publisher: Walker Books
ISBN: 1406303941
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