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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 September 2007
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Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean, who joins Mariella to talk about her new book, Tamburlaine’s Elephants.
Geraldine McCaughrean
Mariella talks to Geraldine McCaughrean about her new book Tamburlaine’s Elephants. Geraldine McCaughrean has written over 130 books, many of which involve well known historical and mythical figures, most famously Peter Pan. How does she make these people interesting for children? And does she enjoy the historical research?

Tamburlaine’s Elephants – Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Usbourne (published on 28 September 2007)

Peter Pan in Scarlet - Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Oxford University Press

A Pack Of Lies - Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Oxford University Press

A Little Lower Than The Angels - Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Gold Dust - Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Not The End Of The World - Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Saul Bellow
Professor Richard Francis offers a readers guide to Saul Bellow, whose books are being re-issued by Penguin.

More Die Of Heartbreak – Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin

The Victim – Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin

Humbolt’s Gift – Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin

Dangling Man – Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin

Collected Stories – Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin

Herzog – Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin

Henderson The Rain King – Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin

Weather in fiction
Hear from Professor Rebecca Stott, Professor John Bowen and author Maggie Gee about the literary challenge posed by extreme weather, and how writing about it has changed through time.

The Flood – Maggie Gee
Publisher: Saqi Books

The Ice People – Maggie Gee
Publisher: Metro Books

Ghostwalk - Rebecca Stott
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Rain - Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Dover Editions

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Publisher: Vintage

Typhoon - Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Mill on The Floss - George Elliot
Publisher: Penguin

The Go-between - L P Hartley
Publisher: Penguin

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Publisher: Penguin
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