This Month’s Programme

This month we really do welcome our guest Eva Wong Nava. Now based in London, she is passionate about how her culture, heritage, and people are represented in all media. Eva Wong Nava was born on a tropical island where a heraldic animal spurts water. Her ancestors braved monsoon winds sailing from the Middle Kingdom to British Malaya to plant roots in Southeast Asia. When the winds changed, her relatives sailed again and found another home somewhere in the western hemisphere, braving snow storms and hail.

This month’s books were:

  • The House of Little Sisters by Eva Wong Nava
  • I Love Chinese New Year by Eva Wong Nava
  • Murder Before Evensong by Richard Coles
  • No Plan B by Lee and Andrew Child
  • French Braid by Anne Tyler
  • Finished The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece by Tom Hanks
  • My Father’s House by Joseph O’Connor
  • Confessions by Edward Stourton
  • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  • Rising tide by Anne Cleeve
  • So Shall You Reap by Donna Leon
  • Cuddy by Benjamin Myers
  • Old God’s Time by Sebastian Barry


  • How to Eat by Nigella Lawson

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.