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Introduction

 

World Book Club has been uniting millions of readers from all corners of the globe every month for more than five years.

Listeners send questions to an internationally acclaimed author about one of their particularly well-loved books.

Past guests have included Salman Rushdie (Midnight's Children), Vikram Seth (A Suitable Boy), Isabelle Allende (A House of Spirits), Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club), Doris Lessing (The Grass is Singing), VS Naipaul (A House for Mr Biswas), Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient), Ian McEwan (Atonement), and Umberto Eco (The Name of the Rose).

The programme takes the form of a discussion chaired by the highly regarded Harriett Gilbert.

Questions come from a small invited audience who appreciate the author's work and from emails and phone calls from World Service listeners.

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