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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.
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Sunday 22nd July 2007
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Summer has arrived on Open Book at least - we offer some holiday reading suggestions
Summer Reading

Travel writers Hilary Bradt, Jennifer Cox and Rory Maclean join Mariella Frostrup to talk about the importance of books on their trips, and suggest some reading for this summer.

Hilary's choices

Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

Digging to America - Anne Tyler
Publisher: Vintage

Flying under Bridges - Sandi Toksvig
Publisher: Time Warner

At Play in the Fields of the Lord - Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Vintage Books

Jennifer's choices

Lean Mean Thirteen - Janet Evanovich
Publisher: Headline Review

The Collected Dorothy Parker - Dorothy Parker
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Skylight Confessions - Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Chatto and Windus

Sunday Philosophy Club - Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Abacus

Rory's choices

Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees - Roger Deakin
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

The Way of the World – Nicholas Bouvier
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd

On the Road - Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Collected Poems – Roger McGough
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Sam North

Novelist Sam North talks to Mariella about his new darkly comic novel, The Old Country, three episodes in the life of Sir Michael Gough, once a member of the landed gentry but now impoverished and confused by the modern world.

Word Plays

Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, discusses the latest innovation in audio books - Macmillan Word Plays.
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