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    Author Patrick Ness

    Patrick Ness on his novel 'The Crane Wife' in which the main character, George Duncan, helps an injured great crane, an action which changes his life. The Publishers are Canongate.

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    Book: Ziggology - A Brief History Of Ziggy Stardust

    Simon Goddard on his book 'Ziggyology - A Brief History Of Ziggy Stardust' which charts the development of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust character from the very beginning to his final glam rock incarnation. The Publishers are Ebury Press.

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    Author Amity Gaige

    Amithy Gaige discusses her new novel 'Schroder' with Seán Rocks. The Publishers are Faber and Faber.

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    Author Jodi Picoult

    Jodi Picoult discusses her latest book 'The Storyteller' with Seán Rocks. The book is the story of Sage, a reclusive young woman who discovers that the nice old man she's befriended has a terrible past. The Publishers are Hodder and Stoughton - www.jodipicoult.com.

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    Clive Davis - 'The Soundtrack of my Life'

    Jim Carroll discusses the book Clive Davis "The Soundtrack of My Life" which is out now and published by Simon & Schuster. Davis was instrumental in the careers of artists such as Janis Joplin and Whitney Houston.

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    Book: Disney's Most Notorious Film

    John Byrne discusses the book 'Disney's Most Notorious Film: Race, Convergence, and the Hidden Histories of Song of the South' with Seán Rocks. Song of the South was made in 1946 and little is known about it. The Author is Jason Sperb and the Publishers are Texas University Press.

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    Author Rupert Thomson

    Rupert Thomson discusses his latest book 'Secrecy' with Seán Rocks. The book is set in 17th Century Florence, a city that is rife with corruption and decay. The Publishers are Granta.

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    Manga - Osamu Tezuka

    John Byrne on 'The Art of Osamu Tezuka, God of Manga' by Helen McCarthy. The Publishers are Ilex Press.

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    Book Review - 'Instructions for a Heatwave'

    'Instructions for a Heatwave' by Maggie O'Farrell tells the story of an Irish emigrants father who goes out to buy the newspaper and promptly disappears. The Publishers are Tinder Press. Mary McGill reviews the book with Seán Rocks.

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