Open Book (summary)

Mariella Frostrup talks to Richard Mabey about his new book Nature Cure: How Nature and the Imagination Can Banish DEPRESSION.

In an Open Book special, Mariella Frostrup talks to best-selling author Ian Mcewan, as his latest novel Saturday is published.

Mariella Frostrup talks to Richard Mabey about his new book Nature Cure: How Nature and the Imagination Can Banish DEPRESSION.

Mariella Frostrup talks to the veteran writer Alice Munro about the art of the short story and her relative neglect by critics and readers outside her native Canada.

[Rpt of Sun 4.00pm]

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Kathryn Hughes talks to novelist Bali Rai about his new book, The Last Taboo - the story of an Asian teenage girl and a black boy falling in love and the opposition they face from their families.

Plus, the art of casting audiobooks.

In a special edition, double Booker prize winner Peter Carey talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel, Theft: A Love Story.

[Rpt of Sun 4.00pm]

Kathryn Hughes talks to novelist Bali Rai about his new book, The Last Taboo - the story of an Asian teenage girl and a black boy falling in love and the opposition they face from their families.

Plus, the art of casting audiobooks.

In a special edition, double Booker prize winner Peter Carey talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel, Theft: A Love Story.

[Rpt of Sun 4.00pm]

In a special edition, double Booker prize winner Peter Carey talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel, Theft: A Love Story.

[Rpt of Sun 4.00pm]

Kathryn Hughes talks to novelist Bali Rai about his new book, The Last Taboo - the story of an Asian teenage girl and a black boy falling in love and the opposition they face from their families.

Plus, the art of casting audiobooks.

Mariella Frostrup talks to Michael Collins about his latest book, a story of literary intrigues, warring novelists and hidden manuscripts, all set on an American college campus.

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Mariella Frostrup talks to Michael Collins about his latest book, a story of literary intrigues, warring novelists and hidden manuscripts, all set on an American college campus.

Mariella Frostrup talks to Richard E Grant about his book The Wah Wah Diaries, and considers the way in which the mentally ill have been presented in fiction.

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Mariella Frostrup talks to Richard E Grant about his book The Wah Wah Diaries, and considers the way in which the mentally ill have been presented in fiction.

Mariella Frostrup talks to writers including Marion Keyes, Deborah Moggach and James Hawes about the novels they turn to time and time again.

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Mariella Frostrup talks to writers including Marion Keyes, Deborah Moggach and James Hawes about the novels they turn to time and time again.

Salley Vickers talks to Mariella Frostrup about her fourth book, The Other Side of You, which like her debut, is set partly in Italy and considers the redeeming powers of art.

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Salley Vickers talks to Mariella Frostrup about her fourth book, The Other Side of You, which like her debut, is set partly in Italy and considers the redeeming powers of art.

Salley Vickers talks to Mariella Frostrup about her fourth book, The Other Side of You, which like her debut, is set partly in Italy and considers the redeeming powers of art.

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Salley Vickers talks to Mariella Frostrup about her fourth book, The Other Side of You, which like her debut, is set partly in Italy and considers the redeeming powers of art.

Mariella Frostrup investigates why some authors like to hide behind pseudonyms and why some choose to publish under several different names.

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Mariella Frostrup investigates why some authors like to hide behind pseudonyms and why some choose to publish under several different names.

Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat and Blackberry Wine, joins Mariella Frostrup to discuss Ray Bradbury's work.

Plus Reggie Perrin creator David Nobbs on his latest book.

[Rpt of Sun 4.00pm]

Joanne Harris, best selling author of Chocolat and Blackberry Wine, joins Mariella Frostrup to discuss Ray Bradbury's work.

Plus Reggie Perrin creator David Nobbs on his latest book.

Jay McInerney joins Mariella Frostrup to discuss his new book, The Good Life, which returns to some of the characters in his earlier novel Brightness Falls, and describes the way that the September 11 attacks transform their lives.

Jay McInerney joins Mariella Frostrup to discuss his new book, The Good Life, which returns to some of the characters in his earlier novel, Brightness Falls.

Award winning children's author Philip Reeve joins Mariella Frostrup to talk about A Darkling Plain, the fourth and last book in his Mortal Engines series.

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Award winning children's author Philip Reeve joins Mariella Frostrup to talk about A Darkling Plain, the fourth and last book in his Mortal Engines series.

Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat and Blackberry Wine, joins Mariella Frostrup to discuss Ray Bradbury's work.

Plus Reggie Perrin creator David Nobbs on his latest book.

[Rpt of Sun 4.00pm]

Joanne Harris, best selling author of Chocolat and Blackberry Wine, joins Mariella Frostrup to discuss Ray Bradbury's work.

Plus Reggie Perrin creator David Nobbs on his latest book.

Mariella Frostrup talks to novelist Tim Parks about his new book Cleaver, the story of a journalist who flees London's heady media world and holes up in a remote Italian village.

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Mariella Frostrup talks to novelist Tim Parks about his new book, Cleaver, the story of a successful journalist who flees London and heads to a remote Italian village.

Mariella Frostrup meets Scott Turow, known for thrillers including The Burden of Proof and Presumed Innocent.

His new novel is set in the battlefields of the Second World War.

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Mariella Frostrup meets Scott Turow, known for thrillers including The Burden of Proof and Presumed Innocent.

His new novel, Ordinary Heroes, is set in the battlefields of WW2.

Mariella Frostrup talks to historian Stella Tillyard about A Royal Affair, her new history exploring the secret lives of the brothers and sisters of George III.

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Mariella Frostrup talks to historian Stella Tillyard about her new history exploring the secret lives of the brothers and sisters of George III, A Royal Affair.

Mariella Frostrup talks to novelist Edward St Aubyn about his new book, Mother's Milk.

Plus, advice on what to read to prepare for a holiday in Japan.

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Mariella Frostrup talks to novelist Edward St Aubyn about his new book, Mother's Milk.

Plus, advice on what to read to prepare for a holiday in Japan.

Mariella Frostrup talks to author Martin Rawson.

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Mariella Frostrup talks to author Martin Rawson.

Kate Mosse investigates European crime.

She talks to a publisher about selecting writers to bring to the UK, and a translator about putting words, and the crimes, into English.

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Kate Mosse investigates European crime.

She talks to a publisher about selecting writers to bring to the UK, and a translator about putting words, and the crimes, into English.

Kate Mosse explores the ghost stories of M R James with Richard Holmes.

Recorded at King's College, Cambridge, where the author wrote many of his Christmas tales.

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Kate Mosse explores the ghost stories of M R James with Richard Holmes.

Recorded at King's College, Cambridge, where the author wrote many of his Christmas tales.

Kate Mosse looks back at the best books of 2005.

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Kate Mosse looks back at the best books of 2005.

Kate Mosse investigates why art galleries make such good settings for fictional murder and Paul Heiney advises a sailing fanatic who loves to read poetry, but can't navigate his way through novels.

Kate Mosse investigates why art galleries make such good settings for fictional murder and Paul Heiney advises a sailing fanatic who loves to read poetry, but can't navigate his way through novels.

Kate Mosse investigates why art galleries make such good settings for fictional murder and Paul Heiney advises a sailing fanatic who loves to read poetry, but can't navigate his way through novels.

Kate Mosse investigates why art galleries make such good settings for fictional murder and Paul Heiney advises a sailing fanatic who loves to read poetry, but can't navigate his way through novels.

Mariella Frostrup talks to Richard Mabey about his new book Nature Cure: How Nature and the Imagination Can Banish DEPRESSION.

In an Open Book special, Mariella Frostrup talks to best-selling author Ian Mcewan, as his latest novel Saturday is published.

Mariella Frostrup talks to Richard Mabey about his new book Nature Cure: How Nature and the Imagination Can Banish DEPRESSION.

Mariella Frostrup talks to the veteran writer Alice Munro about the art of the short story and her relative neglect by critics and readers outside her native Canada.

[Rpt of Sun 4.00pm]