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Radio 2 Book Club - A More Perfect Union


The next book to be featured on the Jo Whiley Radio 2 Book Club will be A More Perfect Union, the powerful debut novel by Tammye Huf. The book was released on 15 October and Tammye will be on the show on Monday 2 November. Read more »

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Winter's coming; hope's arriving


To mark World Homeless Day (10 October), author Jessica Ryn recently wrote about the people and experiences that helped to shape her new book, The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside, about a woman who finds hope in the form of a homeless hostel and the people she meets there. We have shared her piece here, which also links to a number of helpful charities and services. Read more »

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Radio 2 Book Club - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue


The next book to be featured on the Jo Whiley Radio 2 Book Club will be The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, the new novel from V.E. Schwab. the book was released on 6 October and Victoria will be on the show on Monday 19 October. When Addie La Rue makes a pact with the devil, she trades her soul for immortality. But there’s always a price – the devil takes away her place in the world, cursing her to be forgotten by everyone… Read more »

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Meet the Booker Prize 2020 Shadow Reading Groups


These twelve groups will be shadowing the Booker Prize by two groups each reading one of the shortlisted titles. You can follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as they discuss their books and chat with each other over the coming weeks leading up to the prize announcement on Thursday 19 October. Read more »

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Between the Covers - A New BBC Two Series


Between The Covers, a brand new seven-part series on BBC Two designed to bring the nation together through sharing the pleasure of reading will be starting on Friday 9 October. Read more »