Presented by Helen Ottaway, Karen Stewart, James Ellis and Sheila Hedges – every 4th Friday at 2pm – 3rd January, 31st January, 28th February, 27th March, 24th April …..
Books ! There are over 30 reading groups in Frome - and for this group you don’t even have to leave home ! You can join the presenters by sending in news of your reading group, or making comments about the book under discussion by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org The programmes are repeated on-air on the Tuesday of the following week, and afterwards can be heard online by clicking on the link below. We welcome listeners linked to the Home Delivery Service of the Royal Voluntary Service, who have books delivered to them. Contact Jacquetta Fielder through the library for help and more details.
On Friday 29th February talked about our countryside and landscape after reading Wilding by Isabella Tree – an account of her and her husband’s project to rewild the Knepp Estate in West Sussex, a fascinating blend of science and nature writing.
Guests were local writer Dawn Collins and illustrator Jacob Charlesworth who together have produced “…Of the Place… A Stourhead Journey”, a fully illustrated book of reflections in response to the spirit of the place, leading us into discussions about landscape and landscaping, both historical and current and to talk about what individuals and organisations are doing to protect the environment, its ecology and its wildlife.
With the studio closed, and everyone keeping isolated, the programme for 27th March was made offsite with the four presenters all contributing from their own home and looking back at highlights. It was then edited together to make a programme celebrating 3 years of the book group – not exactly how it was originally envisioned !
Join the discusion or comment on these books or any other book related theme. Please mail us at email@example.com with your thoughts. And like or comment on our facebook page!
There is also a linked music programme – Music from the On Air Book Group.