Kate Atkinson on Life After Life

Kate Atkinson discuss her latest novel Life After Life with Mariella Frostrup, in which we follow her central character Ursula as she lives her life over and over again, each version altered by one, sometimes small event. During her myriad different lives and deaths Ursula experiences two world wars from both the British and German perspectives, the loss of friends and family as well as the many hardships experienced by that generation and discovers that trying to change the future isn't always as easy as you think.

For many people their first memories of Westerns are from films - John Wayne protecting his land and his gold in The Spoilers, roaming gunfighters in A Fistful of Dollars and Gary Cooper as The Marshall alone against killers bent on revenge in High Noon.
With the dramatization on Radio 4 of two classic Western novels, Hombre by Elmore Leonard and Shane by Jack Schaefer, Open Book explores the Wild West in books old and new with Michael Carlson and novelist Ace Atkins.

People may have the occasional flutter on the Grand National or the Cheltenham races, but what about the Man Booker, the Costa or the Women's Prize for Fiction? It seems many people are now betting on the outcome of our leading literary prizes, but as Graham Sharpe, Media Relations Director of William Hill, who sets their prices for these events explains, picking the winning author can be more difficult than a winning horse.

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Kate Atkinson 


Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

Publisher: Doubleday

 

The Western

 

The Ranger – Ace Atkins

Publisher: Corsair

 

Sergio Leone (Pocket Essentials) – Michael Carlson

Publisher: Pocket Essentials

 

Clint Eastwood (Pocket Essentials: Film) – Michael Carlson

Publisher: Pocket Essentials

 

The Virginian – Owen Wister

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

 

Riders of the Purple Sage – Zane Grey

Publisher: Wilder Publications, Limited

 

Last Stand at Saber River – Elmore Leonard

Publisher: Phoenix

 

Shane – by Jack Schaefer

Publisher: Bantam USA

 

Hombre – Elmore Leonard

Publisher: Phoenix

 

True Grit – Charles Portis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

 

Lonesome Dove – Larry Mcmurtry

Publisher: Pan

 

Horseman, Pass By – Larry Mcmurtry

Publisher: Orion

 

Novels by Daniel Woodrell:

Give Us a Kiss: A Country Noir

Muscle for the Wing: No. 2: A Shade Novel

Under the Bright Lights

The Ones You Do

Publisher: No Exit Press

 

Hell at the Breach – Tom Franklin

Publisher: Flamingo

 

 

 

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