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Posts tagged ‘Book of the week’

Botw: Blood and Milk

every morning for two weeks (monday 22nd to friday 2nd), 10.45-11.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 7.45pm)
blood and milk, by gregory evans, with bettrys jones, trystan gravelle, david horovitch, and brian protheroe (in the book of the week series)

“Thrilling new series set in 1890s Whitechapel. Welsh farm girl Megan Evans comes to London to visit her brother who is running the family’s dairy business – but her brother is strangely unwelcoming. …
To save both her brother and the family’s dairy business Megan must risk everything and confront the dangerous Moses Lipski.”



The Onlooker

tomorrow morning (friday 25th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 12.30am)
the onlooker, by irene nemirovsky (only 1 episode) (narrated by david suchet) (in the book of the week series) (more…)

Summer before the Dark

every morning this week (monday 25th to friday 29th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (5 episodes) (repeated 12.30am)
summer before the dark, by volker wiedermann, read by peter firth (in the book of the week series)

“The charming resort of Ostend: in 1936 it’s a haven for Middle-Europe emigres. Stefan Zweig strolls the seafront, visits a cafe, and waits for his friend Joseph Roth to arrive.
Also in town are other writers, wives and mistresses, as storm clouds gather over the rest of Europe..”

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The House by the Lake

every morning this week (monday 28th to friday 1st), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated at 12.30am)
the house by the lake: a story of germany, by thomas harding (read by david horowitz) (5 episodes) (in the book of the week series)

“In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding travelled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her ‘soul place’ as a child, she said, a holiday home for her and her family, but much more – a sanctuary, a refuge.


Dachau porcelain

tomorrow morning (friday 25th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4
allach, read by julian rhind-tutt (4th of 5 episodes of the white road by edmund de waal) (in the book of the week series)

“Edmund’s pilgrimage to the lands and people who make porcelain takes him to Dachau where he uncovers the dark history of Allach porcelain

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Sapiens: A brief history of humankind

every morning this week (monday 8th to friday 12th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated just after midnight, the next morning, 12.30am)
sapiens: a brief history of humankind (in the book of the week series)

Adrian Scarborough reads from Israeli macro-historian Yuval Noah Harari‘s ground-breaking account of humankind’s remarkable history from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.
Far-reaching and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human, ending with a look at what lies ahead for humankind.”

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Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections

every morning this week (monday 9th to friday 13th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (5 episodes, each repeated early the following morning at 12.30am)
curious: true stories and loose connections by rebecca front (in the book of the week series)

Rebecca Front reads from her new book, a collection of anecdotes and yarns exploring all that is remarkable about everyday life.
“Being curious was my starting point, in both the active sense – being interested in people and things; and the passive – being, as we all are, a bit odd”.”


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