Books

Friday 1st December

Review: "The Assassin of Verona" by Benet Brandreth

Declan Burke reviews "The Assassin of Verona" by Benet Brandreth, the second in his series based on the imagined youth of William Shakespeare, an aspiring actor and spy (published by ...

Wednesday 29th November

"Holidays In Soviet Sanatoriums" by Maryam Omidi

Maryam Omidi chats about "Holidays In Soviet Sanatoriums", her book of photographs of sanatoriums/spas all over Soviet-era Russia (published by Fuel Publishing)

Tuesday 28th November

Charles Dickens and Christmas on film

Chris Wasser looks at how "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens has influenced how Christmas has been portrayed on film ever since

Monday 27th November

"Clinging To The Iceberg: Writing for a Living on the Stage and in Hollywood" by Ron Hutchinson

Ron Hutchinson chats about his memoir "Clinging To The Iceberg: Writing for a Living on the Stage and in Hollywood" (published by Oberon Books)

Thursday 23rd November

"A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift

Brendan Twomey of Trinity College is a Jonathan Swift scholar and he looks at "A Modest Proposal", one of Swift's most famous works written almost 300 years ago Jonathan Swift ...

Wednesday 22nd November

Review: "Dunbar" by Edward St Aubyn

Owen Roe reviews "Dunbar", a novel by Edward St Aubyn which re-imagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a man called Henry Dunbar who is Canadian media mogul (published by Hogarth Shakespeare)

Tuesday 21st November

Review: "Live Cinema and Its Techniques" by Francis Ford Coppola

Tony Tracy reviews "Live Cinema and Its Techniques" by Francis Ford Coppola, a book about a technical concept of making live cinema that Coppola has been trying to realise since ...

Monday 20th November

"Rise Above! Letters from Tyrone Guthrie", edited by Christopher FitzSimon

Christopher FitzSimon, editor of "Rise Above! Letters from Tyrone Guthrie" , a collection of letters which give an insight into the life of the very influential theatre director (published by ...

Friday 17th November

Review: "Where The Past Begins", a memoir by Amy Tan

Eithne Shortall reviews "Where The Past Begins", a memoir by Amy Tan (published by Fourth Estate)

"Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan chats about her latest novel "Manhattan Beach", set in the shipyards and nightclubs of 1940's Brooklyn (published by Corsair)

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