Radio 4 Reading List
Bringing you the critical reaction to books mentioned on Radio 4.
Click on the title to read The Omnivore’s review roundup
Start the Week
Plugging their books this week were PJ O’Rourke (Don’t Vote! It Just Encourages the Bastards, published by Grove Press) and Armando Iannucci with a Thick of It Christmas spin-off. Neither title has any press reviews, but we are able to bring you roundups for the entire post-2009 oeuvre of fellow guest Mary Beard, the thinking man’s Bettany Hughes.
Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town (which the TV series she was talking about is based on)
It’s a Don’s Life (a collection of musings from her inimitable blog)
Book of the Week
Apparently Catherine of Aragon was anorexic. You can read more about this in Giles Tremlett’s very well received Catherine of Aragon: Henry’s Spanish Queen.