The first edition of the new series of The Book Show on RTÉ Radio 1 featured an interview with Lennie Goodings, the pioneering publisher of Virago, an imprint that needs little introduction and whose memoir has the appropriate title A Bite of the Apple - listen above. 

Elsewhere, author Elaine Feeney talks to Rick about her experience at the Dromineer-Nenagh Literary Festival, which had actual audience members in attendance - and may well be the last event of its kind this year.  And The Read Between The Wines book club in Bunratty, Co Clare gets to question Donal Ryan regarding his recent novel, Strange Flowers.

The Book Show - RTÉ Radio One, Sundays at 7 pm - listen back here,