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Mermaids, Spelling Pedant Confession, Daryl Gregory

Author Daryl Gregory joins Simon for the Book Club to discuss his latest novel, Spoonbenders. Think a Wes Anderson film meets Penn and Teller! We'll also unleash a new Confession.

Whether you're an avid reader, or haven't picked up a book in a while - the Radio 2 Book Club is the place for you to find new and interesting novels.

Simon welcomes American author Daryl Gregory to discuss his latest novel, Spoonbenders. Think a Wes Anderson film meets Penn and Teller! Compassionate, boisterous, and just a little bit magical, this novel is a book about the importance of family and the uncanny power of love. It tells the story of the legacy and legend of a dysfunctional, normal, entirely unique family across three generations of big personalities and socially inept recluses - each cursed with the potential of being something special.

We'll also unleash a brand new Confession, play your oldies selections and have the latest sport with Matt Williams.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • The Human League

    Don't You Want Me

    • Dare!.
    • Virgin.
  • Steps

    Neon Blue

    • (CD Single).
    • Steps Music.
  • The Kinks

    Autumn Almanac

    • Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition).
    • Sanctuary.
    • 15.
  • Steely Dan

    Rikki Don't Lose That Number

    • A Decade Of Steely Dan.
    • MCA.
  • Green Day

    Wake Me Up When September Ends

    • (CD Single).
    • Reprise.
    • 1.
  • Van Morrison


    • Roll With The Punches.
    • Exile.
    • 001.
  • Ray Stevens


    • In The Summertime-Sound Of 70's, Part.
    • Old Gold.
  • The Doobie Brothers

    Long Train Runnin'

    • The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Liam Gallagher

    For What It's Worth

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Neil Young

    Harvest Moon

    • (CD Single).
    • Reprise.
  • The Wandering Hearts


    • (CD Single).
    • Decca.
  • Big Country

    Fields of Fire (400 Miles)

    • Young at Heart (Various Artists).
    • Reader's Digest.
  • ZZ Top


    • Rancho Texicano: The Very Best Of ZZ Top.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Stereophonics

    All In One Night

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • Chuck Berry

    Memphis, Tennessee

    • The Best Of Chuck Berry.
    • Music Club.


  • Mon 4 Sep 2017 17:05