Biography of Beryl Bainbridge by Brendan King, who worked for her for 23 years.
Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means homepage
Rupert Everett reads Derek Jarman's memoir. Recorded to mark 25 years since Jarman's death
Modern Nature homepage
Ilya Kaminsky's astonishing new poem, The Deaf Republic, recreated for radio.
Deaf Republic homepage
Oliver Morton's portrait of our nearest neighbour, ranging across art, myth and science.
The Moon homepage
Kerry Hudson's memoir explores what it really means to be poor in Britain today.
Anne Frank would have been 90 this year. Readings from her diary by Georgia Groome.
The Diary of a Young Girl homepage
Lucasta Miller's story of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - 1820s-30s London.
Babita Sharma's story of the British corner shop.
The Corner Shop: Shopkeepers, the Sharmas and Modern Britain homepage
Robert Macfarlane muses on the worlds beneath our feet. Abridged by Katrin Williams.
Nathaniel Rich's account of how climate change could have been halted thirty years ago.
Losing Earth homepage
Oliver Soden's epic and insightful biography of visionary British composer Michael Tippett
Michael Tippett homepage
Nature writer Jim Crumley paints a captivating picture of Scotland's wilderness in spring.
The Nature of Spring homepage
Douglas Rogers's story of the two weeks in November 2017 when Mugabe fell from power.
Two Weeks in November: The Astonishing Story of the Coup That Toppled Mugabe homepage
Aeham Ahmad's dramatic story of how he defied the war in Syria with his music.
The Pianist of Yarmouk homepage
Amos Oz's epic memoir exploring a difficult childhood in 1940s Jerusalem.
A Tale of Love and Darkness homepage
Eleanor Bron reads Fiona McCarthy's biography of the Bauhaus founder, Walter Gropius.
Walter Gropius: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus homepage
Frontline trauma surgeon David Nott reads from his remarkable memoir.
War Doctor homepage
The extraordinary love story of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg.
Je T'Aime: The legendary love story of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg homepage
A trans man explores masculinity and fear through learning to box.
Textile artist Clare Hunter's illuminating history of sewing and embroidery.
Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle homepage
Philosopher and polar adventurer Erling Kagge explores the power of silence.
Lanna Joffrey reads Stephanie Land's account of living on minimum wages in the US.
Sally Bayley recalls how a strange home life made her bond with characters from books.
Girl With Dove homepage
First hand refugee stories interwoven with Malala Yousafzai's own story of displacement.
We Are Displaced homepage
Last thoughts on a range of big topics from Stephen Hawking.
Brief Answers to the Big Questions homepage
Sir Michael Caine reads his memoir of a life in TV, theatre and the movies.
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off homepage
Carl Honoré discusses a revolution in our approach to ageing.
Bolder: Making the Most of Our Longer Lives homepage
Jane Glover's vivid account of the German composer's life in 18th-century London.
Handel in London - The Making of a Genius homepage
Born Lippy, How to Do Female is Jo Brand's darkly funny guide to life.
Born Lippy homepage
Lindsey Hilsum's powerful and inspiring biography of the courageous journalist.