for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Open Book: Virginia Baily

sunday 26th july (monday 12th to friday 23rd), 4.00-4.30pm, on bbc radio 4
virginia baily – early one morning (presented by mariella frostrup) (in the open book series)

“Virginia Baily’s new novel, Early One Morning, is set in Rome and shifts between the Second World War and the 1970s. It tells the story of Chiara, who rescues a young Jewish boy in 1943 and lives with the consequences of that moment for the rest of her life.
Virginia Baily discusses her love of Rome and the real life incident that inspired her story.”

(read the first chapter at…)
(see also…)
(if you missed it, available at

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