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The Radio 2 Book Club with Luan Goldie

Luan Goldie joins Jo for the Radio 2 Book Club, discussing her debut novel Nightingale Point. Plus there is another story of love in A Certain Romance.

Luan Goldie joins Jo for the latest edition of the Radio 2 Book Club, discussing her novel Nightingale Point.

On an ordinary Saturday morning in 1996, the residents of Nightingale Point wake up to their normal lives and worries. It's a day like any other, until something extraordinary happens. When the sun sets, Nightingale Point is irrevocably changed and somehow, through the darkness, the residents must find a way back to lightness, and back to each other.

Luan is a journalist turned primary school teacher. She won the £3,500 Costa Short Story Award in 2017 for “Two Steak Bakes and Two Chelsea Buns” and in the same year was chosen to take part in the Almasi League, an Arts Council-funded mentorship programme for emerging writers of colour.

Jo will also have another story of a special guest's Certain Romance - about a song that reminds them of falling in or out of love. Plus Jo handpicks her favourite new music from all genres of the musical spectrum and quality vintage songs too. And whether you’re picking up or dropping off, Jo provides the soundtrack for the Taxi Service.

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1 hour, 57 minutes

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Music Played

  • The Strokes

    Last Nite

    • The Strokes - Is This It.
    • Rough Trade Records.
  • Izo FitzRoy

    I Want Magic (Dimitri From Paris Radio Edit)

  • Vampire Weekend

    Harmony Hall

    • Father Of The Bride.
    • Columbia.
  • Grace Carter

    Wicked Game

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • Snow Patrol

    Time Won't Go Slowly

  • Dr. Dre

    Forgot About Dre (feat. Eminem)

    • 2001.
    • Interscope Records.
    • 10.
  • Lucy Dacus

    Forever Half Mast

  • R.E.M.

    Everybody Hurts

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Lizzo

    Truth Hurts

    • Truth Hurts.
    • Nice Life/Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • Gizmo Varillas

    Out Of The Darkness

    • Musica Records.
  • Frankie Knuckles

    Your Love (feat. Jamie Principle)

    • Trax.
  • Villagers

    Summer's Song

    • Summer's Song.
    • Domino.
    • 1.
  • The Cribs

    Men's Needs

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Wichita.
  • Dolly Parton

    9 to 5

    • Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection.
    • BMG/RCA.
  • The Cast of Rent

    Seasons of Love

    • Rent (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Warner Bros. Records.
  • The Teskey Brothers

    So Caught Up

    • Decca.
  • Jessie Ware

    Say You Love Me

    • Tough Love.
    • Island Records.
    • 4.
  • Sufjan Stevens

    Love Yourself

  • Skunk Anansie

    What You Do For Love

    • What You Do For Love.
    • 100%.
    • 1.
  • Katy Perry


    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
    • 1.
  • Brittany Howard

    History Repeats

    • JAIME.
    • Sony Columbia.
    • 1.
  • J.S. Ondara

    Torch Song

    • Torch Song.
    • Verve Forecast.
    • 1.
  • Nancy Sinatra

    These Boots Are Made for Walkin'

    • The Greatest Hits Of Nancy Sinatra.
    • Boulevard.