Talking Books – November 2022

This Month’s Programme Our guest this month is Nigel Richardson, author of The Accidental Detectorist: Uncovering an Underground Obsession. Nigel is a travel writer, novelist, and journalist. He was Deputy travel editor of the Daily Telegraph for thirteen years....

Talking Books – October 2022

This Month’s Programme The guest interview this month is with Greg Mosse, author of The Coming Darkness. Greg describes himself as ‘A writer and encourager of writers.’ He also has a lifelong interest in theatre, both in the UK and, as a graduate, in Paris...

Talking Books – September 2022

This Month’s Programme We don’t have a guest on Talking Books this month so we are able to chat a bit more about all things literary. This month’s books were: Lessons by Ian McEwanBourneville by Jonathan CoeThe Lincoln Highway by Amor TowlesGreat...

Talking Books – August 2022

This Month’s Programme This is a bumper August edition, with an interview with director, scenographer, curator, educator, writer and national treasure, Pamela Howard and the co-author of her memoir, Pavel Drabek. There will also be an interview with Katherine...

Talking Books – July 2022

This Month’s Programme This month we are joined by author Camilla Chester, described as ‘a dog walker who writes’ by her publisher. Camilla has been a finalist in two national children’s writing competitions, for the National Literacy Trust and Mslexia, and has...

Talking Books – June 2022

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...

Talking Books – May 2022

This Months Programme David Fennell was born and raised in Belfast before leaving for London at the age of eighteen with £50 in one pocket and a dog-eared copy of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ in the other. He jobbed as a chef, waiter and bartender for...

Talking Books – April 2022

This Months Programme In addition to talking through what has been read, what is coming up shortly and then a back-listed book, we have an interview with Ben Dark.  Ben is a head gardener, journalist and landscape historian working at the top of British horticulture....

Talking Books – March 2022

This Months Programme Suzie and Tim discuss favourite books of the month and look forward to exciting things coming up.   This month we have two interviews, one with Martin Muncaster, probably best known for his television work for both ITV and BBC in their formative...

Talking Books – February 2022

This Months Programme Suzie and Tim discuss favourite books of the month, look forward to exciting things coming up.   This months interview is with best selling authors Elly Griffiths and Lesley Thomson from the Crime Writing Course they tutor at West Dean. This...

Talking Books – January 2022

This Months Programme Suzie and Tim choose their favourite books from 2021, endeavour to lighten a dark January and look forward to what will be coming in 2022.   An unusual interview this month as John Welsman asks Tim O’Kelly about his life in books. This...