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Radio 2 Book Club: How to Stop Time


How to Stop Time by Matt Haig will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 2 October. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Read more »

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Meet the Man Booker Prize reading groups


Meet this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction reading groups. These six groups from across the UK will be shadowing the shortlist process by reading one of the six shortlisted titles and sharing their reviews and experiences. You can follow them online as they discuss their books and chat with each other in the weeks leading up to the prize announcement on Tuesday 17 October. Read more »

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Man Booker Prize shortlist 2017


On Wednesday 13 September the Man Booker Prize revealed the shortlist of six books for the 2017 prize. The prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over four decades. Read more »

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Radio 2 Book Club: The History of Bees


The History of Bees by Maja Lunde will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 18 September. England, 1851. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honour and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper and fights an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since... Read more »

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Radio 2 Book Club: Spoonbenders


Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 4 September. Meet Matthias Telemachus, Teddy Telemachus, Maureen Telemachus, Irene Telemachus, Frankie Telemachus and Buddy Telemachus! They were the Amazing Telemachus Family, who in the mid-1970s achieved widespread fame for their magic and mind reading act. That is, until the magic decided to disappear one night, live on national television. We encounter this long-forgotten family two decades on, when... Read more »