Presented by Helen Ottaway, Karen Stewart, James Ellis and Sheila Hedges – every 4th Friday at 2pm – 1st January, 29th January, 26th February, 26th March, 23rd April, 21st May ….. 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 ! 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.
We are making programmes off-site at the moment. On 1st January 2021 we looked back at highlights of 2020 and forward to book possibilities and hope for 2021. Our chosen book for 29th January was ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens. Along with discussing the book, we talk about the author’s love of Europe, particularly Paris, with local writer Peter Clark who has written numerous books, including two on Dickens. The programme on Friday February 26th will be a repeat of the Dickens and Europe show with Peter Clark.
Over the next month we will be reading Mary Wollstonecraft’s ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’ as well as looking at what others have written about her and her place in history. Our guest will be Sam Mills, writer, publisher and author of ‘Chauvo-Feminism’ (Indigo Press, 2021). Read along with us and join us on Friday 26th March for a feast of feisty feminist chat.
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.
Our recommendations 2020 with Tina and Crysse – listen to the December 2020 programme for full details.
The Dissenters, by Liz Hutchinson pub Hobnob Press £10.95
The Stonemason, by Andrew Ziminski pub John Murray £20.00
Staying Human, new poetry collection from Bloodaxe books ed. Neil Astley £12.99
and stocking filler: The Human Emergency by Liv Torc, £5 from the poet
and of course my own! The Price of Bread, pub Hobnob Press £8.95