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Leigh Chambers presents the fortnightly show featuring Cambridge-based writers. Sponsored by Heffer.

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Leigh Chambers presents the fortnightly show featuring Cambridge-based writers. Sponsored by Heffer.

    Bookmark: Beth Lynch

    Bookmark: Beth Lynch

    Leigh Chambers’ guest is Beth Lynch talking about her memoir, Where The Hornbeam Grows, how her search for a garden helped her overcome grief and, literally, put down roots. Melissa Fu discusses the inspiration behind her debut poetry collection, Falling Outside Eden. And Anna Levin discusses her memoir, Incandescent, about the effect that artificial lighting […]

    • 48 min
    Bookmark: David Reynolds

    Bookmark: David Reynolds

    Leigh Chambers’ guest is David Reynolds talking about his book, Island Stories, which investigates how Britain’s sense of national identity has been shaped, and how that has brought us to Brexit. Simon Parkin discusses his book A Game of Birds and Wolves in which he reveals how a secret war game played helped Britain win […]

    • 50 min
    Bookmark: Christmas books

    Bookmark: Christmas books

    For the Christmas Bookmark Leigh Chambers looks at the most popular genre of fiction, crime fiction. Richard Reynolds from Heffers Bookshop joins Leigh to talk about his favourite crime novels of 2019 and some of the outstanding crime authors based in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire.

    • 49 min
    Bookmark: Zeba Talkhani

    Bookmark: Zeba Talkhani

    This edition has a theme of looking back at the past. The studio guest is Zeba Talkhani talking about her memoir My Past Is A Foreign Country; A Muslim Feminist Finds Herself. Award-winning journalist Amelia Gentleman discusses her book The Windrush Betrayal about the mistreatment by the Home Office of descendants of the Windrush generation. […]

    • 50 min
    Bookmark: Claire McGlasson

    Bookmark: Claire McGlasson

    Claire McGlasson talks to Leigh Chambers about her debut novel, The Rapture, based on the real-life story of The Panacea Society, a 1920s religious cult of women who believed that they’d discovered the original Garden of Eden in Bedford. Toby Litt discusses his new novel Patience set in an orphanage in 1979. And Erica Wickerson […]

    • 50 min
    Bookmark: Jennifer Wallace

    Bookmark: Jennifer Wallace

    Leigh Chambers is joined by Jennifer Wallace who’ll be choosing the music and discussing her new book, Tragedy Since 9/11, which argues that a knowledge of tragedy in literature can help us understand tragic events of the 21st century. Children’s writer, Janet Bingham, talks about why she was drawn to the picture book genre. And […]

    • 48 min

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