Presented by Helen Ottaway, Karen Stewart, James Ellis and Sheila Hedges – every 4th Friday at 2pm – 10th September, 8th October, 5th November, 3rd December ….. 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 saw us actually meet ! And we will continue to do so with James joining us for A Letter from Lewes
On 16th July, we discussed “The Lady in Gold” by Anne-Marie O’Connor about the artist Klimt, one of his paintings, its subsequent disappearance and recovery. 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”.
On 13th August, we discussed The Accidental Countryside by Stephen Moss, who covered a walk & talk session at the Frome Festival 2021. The book shows that even unremarkable spaces can be home to some of our wildlife. Claire Vowel joined us, a local teacher whose books about Nurdle are helping children become aware of the use and misuse of plastics. And James will be sending his “Letter from Lewes”.
Jackie Moss joins us on September 10th to talk about a village book initiative, and we discuss Matt Haig’s Midnight Library.
We’re discussing a wider subject in the October 8 programme – magazines, and are joined by Fanny Charles, writer and ex-editor of the Fosse Way Magazine and current editor of the online Fine Times Recorder
Join the discussion or comment on the books or any other book-related themes by mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.