Talking Books Café – 30 November 2020

Tim and Suzie start their fortnightly catch up. bite-size chunks so you can have a cuppa, grab a biscuit, whatever. It’s pure pleasure – so join in twitter, FB or online.

Starting with TV:

  • Valhalla Rising
  • The Crown: fascination with 1980s! memories? Hatreds?

Reality TV

  • Bake Off
  • Strictly
  • Master Chef Professional

Series/box sets:

  • Life on Mars = Ashes to Ashes
  • Spooks
  • Black Books  – Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig, Dylan Moran, Graham Linehan
  • Schitt’s Creek

Films?

  • Rams 

Reading as a mild sedative?

  • Olive, Mabel and Me – Andrew Cotter
  • The Sentinel -Lee and Andrew Child

Talking Books Cafe is broadcast on the first and fourth Monday evening of the month at 8pm on Petersfield’s Shine Radio and than repeated at other times during the month.

Talking Books – November 2020

Tim’s top picks for Christmas presents and a socially distanced interview with Niall Edworthy, the author of Main Battle Tank  and over a dozen other books under a variety of noms de plume, covering military history, biography, sport, general humour, wildlife and gardening.  WILL, the Will Greenwood autobiography, was shortlisted for the 2005 Sports Book Awards in the Best Autobiography category. His first novel, Otto Eckhart’s Ordeal, is recently published. Suzie is raving about her current read about a rock group in the Sixties and her Backlisted brings some much-needed laughter.

The books discussed in the November edition are:

What is coming up by Tim

  • Trio by William Boyd
  • My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christie Lefteri
  • Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
  • Grandmothers by Sally Vickers
  • The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  • Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess

and of course

Otto Eckhardt’s Ordeal by Niall Edworthy

Suzie’s books are:

  • Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
  • Toward the End of the Morning by Michael Frayn

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.

Talking Books – October 2020

It’s Halloween. Tim hates ghost stories and Suzie loves them. That’s not their only difference of opinion.  Tim meets Bob Stone, owner of Write Blend books in Liverpool, and I talk rainbow shelfies and Giles Coren’s end of books with author and bookstagrammer Mel Rogerson. 

The books discussed in the October edition are:

  • The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
  • Summer Water by Sarah Moss
  • This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga
  • Never Greener by Ruth Jones
  • Because of You by Dawn French
  • 100 Great Black Britons by Patrick Vernon OBE and Dr Angelina Osborne
  • Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler
  • Normandy 44 by James Holland.

Links to Mel Rogerson’s sites are:

http://www.thebookfamilyrogerson.com/

http://www.instagram.com/thebookfamilyrogerson

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.

Talking Books – September 2020

Suzie Wilde and Tim O’Kelly discuss what they are currently reading and what to look out for over the coming month.

Suzie Wilde and Tim O’Kelly discuss how they organise their bookshelves and the books they are currently reading. Tim talks about A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth while Suzie discusses Deadland by William Shaw and Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage by Tim Robinson.

Other books mentioned are:

  • Normandy ’44 by James Holland
  • Humankind by Rutger Bregman
  • V2 by Robert Harris
  • The Golden Rule by Amanda Craig
  • The Mission House by Carys Davies
  • Summerwatre by Sarah Moss
  • Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

Talking Books is broadcast monthly on Monday evenings at 8pm on Petersfield’s Shine Radio and is repeated throughout the month.

Talking Books with Suzie Wilde – August 2020

Suzie Wilde and John Welsman share their love of audio books in this first edition of  our new Talking Books series.

The next edition in September will feature Suzie and Tim O’Kelly of One Tree Books.

Talking Books is broadcast monthly on Monday evenings at 8pm on Petersfield’s Shine Radio.