Books and Authors

BBC Radio 4

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This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.


Open Book: India Knight, M C Beaton & library reads

December 9th, 2012

Episode 207 of 586 episodes

Mariella Frostrup talks to India Knight about her hilarious new novel Mutton featuring 46 year old heroine Clara Hutt and her encounters with the opposite sex. M C Beaton proves age is no bar to high achievement for women: at 76, this year sees the publication of the 23rd novel in her Agatha Raisin Murder Mystery series, Hiss and Hers. The second most borrowed adult crime author from libraries nationwide, she discusses the secret of her success and why she keeps on writing. But what else are library users reading and how does it vary across the country? Dorcas Taylor from East Riding Library Service and Annie Bell from Edinburgh Library Service reveal what their readers are enjoying locally and what the rest of us are missing out on.

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