It’s a rather lovely edition. Suzie gets puffed at Buriton when she and the dogs tackle the slopes of the country park. There is sadness: the sale of their trusty campervan Lois prompts memories of happy jaunts but all are cheered by homemade flapjack and dog biscuits. Suzie shares some good advice …
Suzie’s third book of her trilogy – Landfall is now fully subscribed. You can find out the what the story is and pre-order a copy from the publisher at https://unbound.com/books/landfall/ An audiobook of her first book, Sea Paths is also now available from Audible, Amazon and Apple.
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We are back in person at One Tree Books, ready for the bookshop to reopen to customers on 12 April. Our guest is Roger Morgan-Grenville. He was a soldier in the Royal Green Jackets for 9 years and led the first expedition to successfully retrace Shackleton’s journey across the island of South Georgia. He was also a founder and first head fundraiser for the charity Help for Heroes. But he typically describes himself as ‘a passionate, but talentless, cricketer’
Our current reads – Suzie
Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt a Carnegie-nominated middle-grade novel for 9-12 year olds. Izzy’s dad comes out as Danielle, a trans woman. Makes it relatable, normal, funny, poignant
Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love picture book about dressing up and the wonderful thing that is a grandmother’s unconditional love.
Reef by Romesh Gunesekera Tim Bouquet’s DIB; our book club (travel)
Crooked Heart – Lissa Evans, longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Our June guest
Also reading the wonderful Lissa Evans – her new book V for Victory and its every bit as good as Crooked Heart which it loosely follows on from.
Meg Rossoff The Great Godden
Robert Seethaler The Field
Tim’s What’s Coming:
The Mirror and the Light Hilary Mantel
Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
Anne Tyler’s Redhead By the Side of the Road
Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce who wrote The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
Wisden Cricketers Almanac. First produced in 1864
Suzie: Bookseller’s British Book Awards Fiction shortlist –
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
The Mirror and The Light by Hilary Mantel
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett
The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
Talking Books is broadcast on the third Monday evening of the month at 8pm on Petersfield’s Shine Radio and than repeated at other times during the month
Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey with Petersfield personalities and their stories.
The P pod this week goes back in time to Butser Ancient Farm to find out what’s new at this unique local attraction as it reopens.
Shine Radio’s Alan Cosh talks to Senior Consultant Nurse Jules Cavalier about the exciting new medical plans for the Petersfield Community Hospital.
Jon Walker brings the latest local news from the Petersphere, Suzie heads to Langley with both dogs on a cold, windy day and Joff takes a stroll through town on Monday lunchtime to talk to a few shop owners as they open their doors once more.
We end the show with Portsmouth-based contemporary folk band Wood, Wire and Words and their unusually-named song ‘There’s no food in my bowl’!
A short reflection at Langley, where her foster dog typically finds a morass to cavort in and then Suzie and the dogs gaze up at a soaring red kite. The bird. Then a late afternoon addition, where Suzie visits Iceland. In her imagination, of course.
Suzie’s third book of her trilogy – Landfall is now fully subscribed. You can find out the what the story is and pre-order a copy from the publisher at:
Celebrate Easter with a beautiful Eucharist service from St Peter’s, led by the vicar, the Reverend Canon Will Hughes.
The organist and Director of Music is Mark Dancer.
This recording has been made possible by the kind donations of Shine Radio listeners who supported our Crowdfunder appeal which raised funds for equipment that lets us relay church services in stereo broadcast sound. Thank you.
The Terrible Trio rest for a while at Chapel Common, where these Walks began in 2019. Suzie takes a seat in a hut made of branches and introduces their Canine Partner advanced training foster dog. There’s already sadness
Suzie’s third book of her trilogy – Landfall is now fully subscribed. Find out the what the story is and pre-order a copy at: