The Book Show Saturday 25 January 2014

The Book Show

The Book Show

Presented by Sinead Gleeson.

First World War

On this week’s Show Broadcaster and Historian Myles Dungan and writer Lia Mills join Sinead Gleeson in studio to discuss books written about and during the First World War.


Lia Mills' new novel Fallen - a love story amidst the ruins of the First World War and the Easter Rising. Published by Penguin.


Myles Dungan’s - Irish Voices from the Great War, revised and with a new introduction and afterword, is being reissued by Merrion/IAP in July.


List of books mentioned during the discussion:


Rebecca West – Return of the Soldier
Pamela Hinkson - The Lady’s Road…
Kate O’Brien – Farewell Spain
Vera Brittain – Testament of Youth and Letters of a Lost Generation
Patrick McGill  - The Red Horizon and The Great Push
Liam O’Flaherty – Return of the Brute
Tom Kettle  - The Ways of War
Sebastian Faulks – Birdsong
Pat Barker – Regeneration
Sebastian Barry – A Long Long Way

The Book Show

On this week's Show Broadcaster and Historian Myles Dungan and writer Lia Mills join Sinead Gleeson in studio to discuss books written about and during the First World War.

The Book Show is back for its fifth season. For the past few years we’ve interviewed hundreds of writers for the show. Now the writers get to ask the questions. In the first half of the season John Boyne, Eimear McBride, Eoin Colfer and Liz Nugent guest-present programmes. We’ll also hear from producers Regan Hutchins on Tristram Shandy and Zoë Comyns on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. 

This week on Sunday 25th March, John Boyne sits in the chair.

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