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  • Beryl Bainbridge Beryl Bainbridge

    James Naughtie meets the distinguished novelist Beryl Bainbridge to discuss her novel An Awfully Big Adventure.

  • J G Ballard J G Ballard

    James Naughtie talks to J G Ballard about his classic Second World War novel Empire of the Sun.

  • Iain Banks Iain Banks

    James Naughtie and readers talk to the author Iain Banks about his novel The Wasp Factory.

  • Beryl Bainbridge Lynne Reid Banks

    James Naughtie and readers talk to the celebrated author Lynne Reid Banks about her first novel The L-Shaped Room.

  • Pat Barker Pat Barker

    Booker prize winner Pat Barker joins James Naughtie to discuss her First World War novel Regeneration.

  • Julian Barnes Julian Barnes

    James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Julian Barnes about his book Flaubert's Parrot.

  • Sebastian Barry Sebastian Barry

    James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Sebastian Barry about his book The Secret Scripture.

  • Sally Beauman Sally Beauman

    Sally Beauman, author of the story of the first Mrs De Winter in Rebecca's Tale, joins James Naughtie to discuss Rebecca.

  • Antony Beevor Antony Beevor

    James Naughtie and a group readers discuss Antony Beevor's Stalingrad with the author.

  • Alan Bennett Alan Bennett

    James Naughtie and an audience of readers meet the much-loved author Alan Bennett to discuss his memoir Writing Home.

  • John Berendt John Berendt

    James Naughtie is joined by John Berendt to talk about his book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

  • Malorie Blackman Malorie Blackman

    Malorie Blackman joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss Noughts and Crosses, her novel set in an alternative reality.

  • William Boyd William Boyd

    James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to William Boyd about his prize-winning book, Brazzaville Beach.

  • T C Boyle T C Boyle

    James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to T C Boyle about his novel The Tortilla Curtain.

  • Bill Bryson Bill Bryson

    James Naughtie talks to author Bill Bryson about his book A Short History of Nearly Everything.

  • Melvin Burgess Melvin Burgess

    Melvin Burgess joins James Naughtie and a group of younger readers to discuss his hard hiting novel Junk.

  • Tim Butcher Tim Butcher

    James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to journalist Tim Butcher about his bestselling travel book Blood River.

  • A S Byatt A S Byatt

    James Naughtie talks to author A S Byatt about her novel Possession.

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Matthew Hollis - Now All Roads Lead to France

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Matthew Hollis talks to James Naughtie about his biography of poet Edward Thomas.


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