This Month’s Programme

This month we have two guests, Wendy Smith as promised last month, comes to talk about her brilliantly named book club ‘Reading between the Wines’. She’s also Fundraising Manager for The Rosemary Foundation Hospice at Home. We also enjoyed an event at One Tree Books with author David Jarrett, whose book 33 Meditations on Death has sold really well.

This month’s books were:

  • Murder Before evensong by Rev Richard Coles
  • Triple Cross by Tom Bradby
  • 33 Meditations On Death by David Jarrett
  • House Arrest by Alan Bennett
  • In My Grandfather’s Footsteps by Angela Findlay
  • One Day I Shall Astonish the World by Nina Stibbe read by Joanna Scanlan (audible excerpt)
  • Graphic novel Chivalry by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Colleen Doran 

Wendy’s Book Club Choices

  • A Gentleman in Moscow
  • Where the Crawdads Sing
  • The Beekeeper of Aleppo
  • The Keeper of Lost Things 
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • Friday Night Knitting Club
  • The Salt Path
  • The Wild Silence
  • The Foundling
  • The Water Dancer
  • House Party
  • I am Pilgrim
  • The Familiars
  • Eleanor Oliphant
  • The Castaways
  • Shelter in Place
  • The Mothers
  • Villette
  • Bear town
  • Three sisters
  • A man called Ove
  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • Room
  • The Midnight Library
  • When All is Said

What’s coming up:

  • Beautiful World Where Are You by Sally Rooney pb
  • Dictator’s Muse by Nigel Farndale pb
  • Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks pb
  • Taking Stock by Roger Morgan- Grenville hb
  • Freezing Order by Bill Browder hb

Suzie’s backlisted, with extract from:

  • The Blackest Streets by Sarah Wise. The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum. First pub 2008

A new edition of Talking Books is broadcast on the third Monday of the month at 8pm on Petersfield’s Shine Radio. It’s repeated at many other times during the month.