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Talking of Books 1, 24.10.2015

On Talking of Books this week, John MacDonald (host) and Isobel Abulhoul (co-host) are joined by book champion Mark Lemmon for a look at two classics – Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey and Independent People by Halldor Laxness. Young reviewers Sana, Aishwarya and Ahmad share their thoughts on Lauren St John’s Dolphin Song, followed by a phone interview with the author. In our last hour, lead reviewer Meredith Chipperton discusses bestselling author Gill Hornby’s latest novel, All Together Now, before speaking to the author herself via phone.

Talking of Books 2, 24.10.2015

On Talking of Books this week, John MacDonald (host) and Isobel Abulhoul (co-host) are joined by book champion Mark Lemmon for a look at two classics – Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey and Independent People by Halldor Laxness. Young reviewers Sana, Aishwarya and Ahmad share their thoughts on Lauren St John’s Dolphin Song, followed by a phone interview with the author. In our last hour, lead reviewer Meredith Chipperton discusses bestselling author Gill Hornby’s latest novel, All Together Now, before speaking to the author herself via phone.

Talking of Books 3, 24.10.2015

On Talking of Books this week, John MacDonald (host) and Isobel Abulhoul (co-host) are joined by book champion Mark Lemmon for a look at two classics – Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey and Independent People by Halldor Laxness. Young reviewers Sana, Aishwarya and Ahmad share their thoughts on Lauren St John’s Dolphin Song, followed by a phone interview with the author. In our last hour, lead reviewer Meredith Chipperton discusses bestselling author Gill Hornby’s latest novel, All Together Now, before speaking to the author herself via phone.

Talking of Books 1, 17.10.2015

This week on Talking of Books, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny McKenzie (co-host) speak to book champion Sharmila Mohan about Tatiana de Rosnay’s heart-wrenching tale ‘Sarah’s Key’. Young reviewers Merel and Saffron chat to Liliane van der Hoeven, author of ‘The Key to Dubai’. And in our last hour, lead reviewer Rob Mitchell shares his thoughts on 2015 Man Booker Prize winner ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ by Marlon James. We also get to hear from the author himself via phone about his win as well as shortlisted author Hanya Yanagihara.

Talking of Books 2, 17.10.2015

This week on Talking of Books, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny McKenzie (co-host) speak to book champion Sharmila Mohan about Tatiana de Rosnay’s heart-wrenching tale ‘Sarah’s Key’. Young reviewers Merel and Saffron chat to Liliane van der Hoeven, author of ‘The Key to Dubai’. And in our last hour, lead reviewer Rob Mitchell shares his thoughts on 2015 Man Booker Prize winner ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ by Marlon James. We also get to hear from the author himself via phone about his win as well as shortlisted author Hanya Yanagihara.

Talking of Books 3, 17.10.2015

This week on Talking of Books, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny McKenzie (co-host) speak to book champion Sharmila Mohan about Tatiana de Rosnay’s heart-wrenching tale ‘Sarah’s Key’. Young reviewers Merel and Saffron chat to Liliane van der Hoeven, author of ‘The Key to Dubai’. And in our last hour, lead reviewer Rob Mitchell shares his thoughts on 2015 Man Booker Prize winner ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ by Marlon James. We also get to hear from the author himself via phone about his win as well as shortlisted author Hanya Yanagihara.

Author Interview with Hanya Yanagihara Part 1

Isobel Abulhoul speaks exclusively to Hanya Yanagihara, one of the shortlisted authors for the Man Booker Prize 2015.

Author Interview with Hanya Yanagihara Part 2

Isobel Abulhoul speaks exclusively to Hanya Yanagihara, one of the shortlisted authors for the Man Booker Prize 2015.

Talking of Books 1, 10.10.2015

On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host), Will Jones (co-host) and book champion Ronita Mohan discuss Andy Weirís bestselling science-fiction book íThe Martianí. Young reviewers James and Jamie talk about their favourite books by childrenís science writer Lucy Hawking. Lead reviewer Alexander McNabb shares his thoughts on ëThe Beat Goes Oní by Ian Rankin, who joins us via phone for an interview about his books.

Talking of Books 2, 10.10.2015

On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host), Will Jones (co-host) and book champion Ronita Mohan discuss Andy Weirís bestselling science-fiction book íThe Martianí. Young reviewers James and Jamie talk about their favourite books by childrenís science writer Lucy Hawking. Lead reviewer Alexander McNabb shares his thoughts on ëThe Beat Goes Oní by Ian Rankin, who joins us via phone for an interview about his books.

Talking of Books 3, 10.10.2015

On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host), Will Jones (co-host) and book champion Ronita Mohan discuss Andy Weirís bestselling science-fiction book íThe Martianí. Young reviewers James and Jamie talk about their favourite books by childrenís science writer Lucy Hawking. Lead reviewer Alexander McNabb shares his thoughts on ëThe Beat Goes Oní by Ian Rankin, who joins us via phone for an interview about his books.

Talking of Books 1, 03.10.2015

We have a Booker Prize special on Talking of Books this week with Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) being joined by Penny McKenzie, Monita Mohan, Rob Mitchell and James Mullan to discuss the six shortlisted books for the Booker Prize 2015 ñ ëA Brief History of Seven Killingsí by Marlon James, ëSatin Islandí by Tom McCarthy, ëThe Fishermení by Chigozie Obioma, ëThe Year of the Runawaysí by Sunjeev Sahota, ëA Little Lifeí by Hanya Yanagihara and ëA Spool of Blue Threadí by Anne Tyler.

Talking of Books 2, 03.10.2015

We have a Booker Prize special on Talking of Books this week with Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) being joined by Penny McKenzie, Monita Mohan, Rob Mitchell and James Mullan to discuss the six shortlisted books for the Booker Prize 2015 ñ ëA Brief History of Seven Killingsí by Marlon James, ëSatin Islandí by Tom McCarthy, ëThe Fishermení by Chigozie Obioma, ëThe Year of the Runawaysí by Sunjeev Sahota, ëA Little Lifeí by Hanya Yanagihara and ëA Spool of Blue Threadí by Anne Tyler.

Talking of Books 3, 03.10.2015

We have a Booker Prize special on Talking of Books this week with Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) being joined by Penny McKenzie, Monita Mohan, Rob Mitchell and James Mullan to discuss the six shortlisted books for the Booker Prize 2015 ñ ëA Brief History of Seven Killingsí by Marlon James, ëSatin Islandí by Tom McCarthy, ëThe Fishermení by Chigozie Obioma, ëThe Year of the Runawaysí by Sunjeev Sahota, ëA Little Lifeí by Hanya Yanagihara and ëA Spool of Blue Threadí by Anne Tyler.

Talking of Books 3, 26.09.2015

This week on Talking of Books, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Manisha Dutt (co-host) are joined by show regular Annabelle Corton for an in-depth look at Matt Haigís ëReasonís to Stay Aliveí. Young reviewer Dil shares what he enjoyed about Lois Lowryís ëThe Giverí and finally, lead reviewer Julie Mallon joins the studio to discuss ëAll the Light We Cannot Seeí by Anthony Doerr.

Talking of Books 2, 26.09.2015

This week on Talking of Books, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Manisha Dutt (co-host) are joined by show regular Annabelle Corton for an in-depth look at Matt Haigís ëReasonís to Stay Aliveí. Young reviewer Dil shares what he enjoyed about Lois Lowryís ëThe Giverí and finally, lead reviewer Julie Mallon joins the studio to discuss ëAll the Light We Cannot Seeí by Anthony Doerr.

Talking of Books 1, 26.09.2015

This week on Talking of Books, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Manisha Dutt (co-host) are joined by show regular Annabelle Corton for an in-depth look at Matt Haigís ëReasonís to Stay Aliveí. Young reviewer Dil shares what he enjoyed about Lois Lowryís ëThe Giverí and finally, lead reviewer Julie Mallon joins the studio to discuss ëAll the Light We Cannot Seeí by Anthony Doerr.

Talking of Books 1, 19.09.2015

On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny McKenzie (co-host) are joined by book champion Jonathan Siklos to discuss Jonathan Franzenís ëThe Correctionsí. Then, young reviewer Olivia Hackett shares why she enjoyed reading ëScarlet Ibisí by Gill Lewis.

Talking of Books 2, 19.09.2015

On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny McKenzie (co-host) are joined by book champion Jonathan Siklos to discuss Jonathan Franzenís ëThe Correctionsí. Then, young reviewer Olivia Hackett shares why she enjoyed reading ëScarlet Ibisí by Gill Lewis.

Talking of Books 1, 29.08.2015

On ëTalking of Booksí this week, John MacDonald (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) are joined by book champions Rohan Roberts and Raya to discuss Peter Diamandisí and Steven Kotlerís bestselling ìBoldî. Young reviewer Olivia Green tells us why she enjoyed Holly Smaleís ìGeek Girlî and in our last hour, lead reviewer Sharmila Mohan shares her thoughts on Kate Grevilleís Orange Prize-winning ìOne Life: My Mother’s Storyî.

Talking of Books 2, 29.08.2015

On ëTalking of Booksí this week, John MacDonald (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) are joined by book champions Rohan Roberts and Raya to discuss Peter Diamandisí and Steven Kotlerís bestselling ìBoldî. Young reviewer Olivia Green tells us why she enjoyed Holly Smaleís ìGeek Girlî and in our last hour, lead reviewer Sharmila Mohan shares her thoughts on Kate Grevilleís Orange Prize-winning ìOne Life: My Mother’s Storyî.

Talking of Books 3, 29.08.2015

On ëTalking of Booksí this week, John MacDonald (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) are joined by book champions Rohan Roberts and Raya to discuss Peter Diamandisí and Steven Kotlerís bestselling ìBoldî. Young reviewer Olivia Green tells us why she enjoyed Holly Smaleís ìGeek Girlî and in our last hour, lead reviewer Sharmila Mohan shares her thoughts on Kate Grevilleís Orange Prize-winning ìOne Life: My Mother’s Storyî.

Talking of Books 1, 22.08.2015

After a monthís break, ëTalking of Booksí returns with a maths, science and space travel show with John MacDonald (host) and Ronita Mohan (co-host). In the first hour, book champion Gemma Nemer discusses M.Scott Peckís seminal ëThe Road Less Travelledí. Young reviewers Ritam and Varun tell us what they loved about Andrew Hodgesí ëAlan Turing: The Enigmaí and Carl Saganís ëCosmos: A Personal Voyageí. In the last hour, Sam Al Hashimi takes the co-hostís chair and is joined by lead reviewer Will Jones for a look at Chris Hadfieldís ëAn Astronautís Guide to Life on Earthí.

Talking of Books 2, 22.08.2015

After a monthís break, ëTalking of Booksí returns with a maths, science and space travel show with John MacDonald (host) and Ronita Mohan (co-host). In the first hour, book champion Gemma Nemer discusses M.Scott Peckís seminal ëThe Road Less Travelledí. Young reviewers Ritam and Varun tell us what they loved about Andrew Hodgesí ëAlan Turing: The Enigmaí and Carl Saganís ëCosmos: A Personal Voyageí. In the last hour, Sam Al Hashimi takes the co-hostís chair and is joined by lead reviewer Will Jones for a look at Chris Hadfieldís ëAn Astronautís Guide to Life on Earthí.

Talking of Books 3, 22.08.2015

After a monthís break, ëTalking of Booksí returns with a maths, science and space travel show with John MacDonald (host) and Ronita Mohan (co-host). In the first hour, book champion Gemma Nemer discusses M.Scott Peckís seminal ëThe Road Less Travelledí. Young reviewers Ritam and Varun tell us what they loved about Andrew Hodgesí ëAlan Turing: The Enigmaí and Carl Saganís ëCosmos: A Personal Voyageí. In the last hour, Sam Al Hashimi takes the co-hostís chair and is joined by lead reviewer Will Jones for a look at Chris Hadfieldís ëAn Astronautís Guide to Life on Earthí.

Talking of Books 3, 11.07.2015

We have a science-fiction special on ëTalking of Booksí this week with Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Aspen Aman (co-host) being joined by Will and Christine Jones and James Mullan for an in-depth discussion on what they love about the genre and their recommendations for great science-fiction books. We also get to hear from Eman Mohammed from UAEBBY about the Etisalat Award.

Talking of Books 2, 11.07.2015

We have a science-fiction special on ëTalking of Booksí this week with Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Aspen Aman (co-host) being joined by Will and Christine Jones and James Mullan for an in-depth discussion on what they love about the genre and their recommendations for great science-fiction books. We also get to hear from Eman Mohammed from UAEBBY about the Etisalat Award.

Talking of Books 1, 11.07.2015

We have a science-fiction special on ëTalking of Booksí this week with Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Aspen Aman (co-host) being joined by Will and Christine Jones and James Mullan for an in-depth discussion on what they love about the genre and their recommendations for great science-fiction books. We also get to hear from Eman Mohammed from UAEBBY about the Etisalat Award.

Talking of Books 1, 04.07.2015

This week on ëTalking of Booksí, Isobel Abulhoul (host), Penny McKenzie (co-host) and book champion Ronita Mohan share a hilarious hour discussing memoirs by comedians Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling and Ellen Degeneres. Young reviewer Aimee Surrendra shares her thoughts on Ransom Riggsí ëThe Home for Peculiar Childrení. Gamze Geray joins us to review our book of the week, ëVilla Americaí by Liza Klaussmann and we get to hear from the author when she joins us via phone.

Talking of Books 2, 04.07.2015

This week on ëTalking of Booksí, Isobel Abulhoul (host), Penny McKenzie (co-host) and book champion Ronita Mohan share a hilarious hour discussing memoirs by comedians Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling and Ellen Degeneres. Young reviewer Aimee Surrendra shares her thoughts on Ransom Riggsí ëThe Home for Peculiar Childrení. Gamze Geray joins us to review our book of the week, ëVilla Americaí by Liza Klaussmann and we get to hear from the author when she joins us via phone.

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