On the first Brighton Book Club episode of of 2022, we’re talking new beginnings.
Lisa Edwards, Sussex author of CHEAT PLAY LIVE, joins us to talk about the book that follows the author as she starts again in her forties and redefines what it traditionally to be a woman. We walk to Beth Miller about her new book THE WOMAN WHO CAME BACK TO LIFE, about losing yourself and finding yourself, and having the courage to start again. Caitlin Gleeson talks to local author Jo Furniss about the Hove Creative Writing Club, a group that meets weekly in Hove to learn from experts and write without distraction.
Our Book Club Book is UNSETTLED GROUND, by Claire Fuller – a writer who ‘started again’ as an author in her forties – and joins us to talk about her multi prize-shortlisted novel.
Our next book club book is Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu. A bold and moving look at the history of modern China, it is told through the story of one family and spans 1938-2005 in China, Taiwan and the USA. It’s an epic, powerful and intensely personal debut about war, migration, family, and the search for a place to belong.
After a short break, we’ll be back with a new show on February 27th. Do get in touch with your ideas for the show at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Instagram at @btnbookclub. If you’re a business in Brighton who’d like a boost, email us to find out about affordable sponsorship opportunities.