Presented by Helen Ottaway, Karen Stewart, James Ellis and Sheila Hedges – every 4th Friday at 2pm – 16th July, 13th August, 10th September, 8th October ….. and repeated the following Tuesday at 2pm
Books ! There are over 30 reading groups in Frome - and for this group you don’t even have to leave home ! We welcome listeners linked to the Home Delivery Service of the Royal Voluntary Service, who have books delivered to them. Contact the library for help and more details.
We are making programmes off-site at the moment to comply with the restrictions, and for the first time, June sees us actually meet ! And we will continue to do so with James joining us for A Letter from Lewes
And for May 21st, the widely acclaimed, gentle tale of ‘Leonard and Hungry Paul’ by Rónán Hession, following two friends through their daily life. AND – a big AND – we chat to Rónán about his music, his writing and the characters he creates.
16th June – trying out the new equipment scrunched our brains – we missed the deadline, but the program is on repeat and Mixcloud ! We discussed “The Foghorn’s Lament – the disappearing music of the coast” by Jennifer Lucy Allen, with suitable foghorn music too.
And on 16th July, we will be discussing “The Lady in Gold” by Anne-Marie O’Connor about the artist Klimt, one of his paintings, its subsequent disappearance and recovery. The book shows that even unremarkable spaces can be home to some of our wildlife.It raises questions about art ownership, war booty, restitution. And our guest is artist, teacher and writer, fellow Frome.FM presenter David Chandler, author of “Tate: Master Watercolour”.
And on 16th July, we will be discussing The Accidental Countryside by Stephen Moss, who covered a walk & talk session at the Frome Festival 2021. Joining us will be Claire Vowel, local teacher whose books about Nurdle are helping children become aware of the use and misuse of plastics.
Join the discussion or comment on the books or any other book-related themes by mailing us at email@example.com with your thoughts. All these programmes are available on Mixcloud by clicking below and following the link. And like or comment on our facebook page! There is also a linked music programme - Music from the On Air Book Group.