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Radio 4 Reading List

05/11/2010

Bringing you the critical reaction to books mentioned on Radio 4.

The NUJ strike meant we got to listen to some fabulous repeats today, including

I’ve Never Seen Star Wars

Featuring Joan Bakewell who recently published her first novel All the Nice Girls

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Great Lives: Winston Churchill

The expert witness was David Reynolds, who may be familiar to you as the author and presenter of America: Empire of Liberty

If you want to read more on Churchill we can heartily recommend Max Hasting’s recent study: Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord

Listen again:

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Front Row

This edition of Front Row, first broadcast in August, came from the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival.

Some of the books mentioned were:

The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver

Bombproof by Michael Robotham

The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill

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And of course there were the final parts of

The Woman’s Hour Drama

So Much for That by Lionel Shriver

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Book of the Week

Philip Larkin’s Letters to Monica

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