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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Does the highly anticipated new novel by David Mitchell live up to the hype?

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Andrew O'Hagan courtesy of Faber & Faber

The Illuminations by Andrew O'Hagan

This month, our Book Talk panel turns its attention to the latest book by fantastic Scottish author, Andrew O'Hagan. The Illuminations tells two stories; the first of Anne Quirk, a once-great photographer trying to reconnect with her past, and the second, of her grandson Luke, serving in the...

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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Is Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel a classic of the genre?

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Is the book that inspired the new Reese Witherspoon film as good as they say?

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Jodi Picoult, Helen Macdonald and Tom Barbash interviews

Jodi Picoult, Helen Macdonald and Tom Barbash interviews

Elephants, hawks, and using writing to deal with change and grief

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Martina Cole - Image by Charlotte Murphy

Martina Cole, Jack Wolf and Irving Finkel interviews

Crime, science and Ancient Mesopotamia all feature in this edition of Book Talk

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The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

This month finds the Book Talk panel reading and discussing The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber. Faber's first book in fourteen years is a tale of adventure, faith and the ties that might hold two people together when they are worlds apart. Peter Leigh is a husband, a Christian, and now...

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Ron Butlin, Donal McLaughlin and Eimear McBride podcast

Ron Butlin, Donal McLaughlin and Eimear McBride interviews

Family, place and the journey to critical success

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Naomi Alderman

Bad Decisions, the Big Bang and All That Jazz

Listen to Naomi Alderman, Helen Fitzgerald and Pippa Goldschmidt interviewed on our latest podcast

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The Bookshop Band

The Literary Summer Heats Up

Booker longlisted author Ruth Ozeki interviewed, The Bookshop Band performs and we gear up for a Literary Death Match!

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