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text 2017-02-09 17:23
BBC Radio 4 books to listen to

 

 

BBC Radio 4 has many good books etc going at the moment. There is a Neil Gaiman one coming soon! Here's just a few of the many that are on the go atm.

 

Book at Bedtime - The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman

 

Chilling revenge for a terrible crime is at the heart of Neil Gaiman's multi-award-winning novelette, inspired by a Hebridean myth and originally commissioned by the Sydney Opera House for the Graphic Festival with celebrated illustrator Eddie Campbell.

1/5. A dwarf seeks a guide to a certain cave on the Misty Isle.

 

 

The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales by Kate Mosse

 

"The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales" is a collection of haunting short stories written, abridged and introduced by Kate Mosse. They are all inspired by legends and folktales from the French and Sussex Countryside and each story explores the relationship between landscape and emotion. Grief and Guilt. Loss and happiness. They are timeless in their telling, ranging from the mythical past to the present day. Kate Mosse has chosen 5 out of the collection that exemplify the redemption experienced by the various grief stricken men and women as they come to terms with their destiny.

 

 

Book of the Week - Once Upon a Time in the East by Xiaolu Guo

 

Xiaolu Guo's autobiography tells her remarkable story from adoption at birth through to her career as a writer and film-maker based in the UK. This abridgement deals with her formative years, living in China in times of transition.

 

 

Episodic 15 minute Drama - Isaac Asimov's I, Robot

 

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley. Starring Hermione Norris.

 

 

Book at Bedtime - The Transition by Luke Kennard

 

An intriguing and wry debut novel about capitalism, the housing crisis and a generation in debt. Set a few years from now, in an unnamed city, award-winning poet Luke Kennard imagines what life might be like for young people from the squeezed middle-class if our society continues along its current economic path.

 

 

 Daphne Du Maurier - The Birds

 

Nat Hocken and his family are disturbed during the night by the sounds of birds. Read by Tristan Sturrock.

 

 

 

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text 2016-03-23 15:56
Just started listening to this...
But You Did Not Come Back: A Memoir - Marceline Loridan-Ivens,Sandra Smith,Judith Perrignon

Read by Sara Kestelman
Translated by Sandra Smith
Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Marceline Loridan-Ivens searingly honest memoir is written as an intimate letter to her lost father. In 1944 and aged just fifteen she was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau along with her father. While she survived the horror he never came back. Here she tells the man she would never know as an adult about the terrible events that continue to haunt her, and she also reveals the profound sense of loss that his death brought her.

The actress, screenwriter and director Marceline Loridan-Ivens was born in 1928 and lives in Paris.

  • It's available at bbc radio on five parts: (the last part is to be released..)

1st part: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0741kpb

 

It's gonna be heartbreaking listening to this I know it....

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review 2010-12-04 00:00
The Letters of Oscar Wilde (Book of the week) - Oscar Wilde Read by Simon Callow.
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