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A weekly show all about audiobooks recorded at the RNIB Talking Book studios.
We talk to your favourite authors and narrators, along with reviews and news about new audiobooks.
Presented by Red Szell in Camden and produced by Robert Kirkwood in Glasgow, you'll find a new episode here every Friday at 1pm plus bonus content such as longer uncut interviews and episodes of our occasional extra show, The Book Group.
Talking Books is a free service from RNIB giving access to over 30,000 fiction and non fiction books for adults and children. Find out more by searching for RNIB Library.
Get involved and join the conversation by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk or find us on Twitter, Red is @redszell (https://twitter.com/redszell) and Robert is @Talking_Books (https://twitter.com/Talking_Books)

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A weekly show all about audiobooks recorded at the RNIB Talking Book studios.
We talk to your favourite authors and narrators, along with reviews and news about new audiobooks.
Presented by Red Szell in Camden and produced by Robert Kirkwood in Glasgow, you'll find a new episode here every Friday at 1pm plus bonus content such as longer uncut interviews and episodes of our occasional extra show, The Book Group.
Talking Books is a free service from RNIB giving access to over 30,000 fiction and non fiction books for adults and children. Find out more by searching for RNIB Library.
Get involved and join the conversation by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk or find us on Twitter, Red is @redszell (https://twitter.com/redszell) and Robert is @Talking_Books (https://twitter.com/Talking_Books)

    162: J.M. Joseph, Onjali Q Rauff, Dave Steele and Tendai Huchu

    162: J.M. Joseph, Onjali Q Rauff, Dave Steele and Tendai Huchu

    J.M. Joseph introduces us to ‘Fire Boy’, a superhero whose superpower comes with unfortunate consequences (Starts at 0.50)
     
    Dave Steele shares the latest chapters in his life as The Blind Poet, including plans for a series of children’s stories. (10.25)
     
    Tendai Huchu introduces us to ‘The Hairdresser of Harare’. (26.50)
     
    Onjali Q Rauff mixes light and dark in her new book ‘The Star Outside My Window’. (35.00)
     
     And we return to J.M. Joseph for the books of his life. (45.40)

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    161: Beth Morrey on Saving Missy, Egmont Publishing on Storytime and Holly Tuke on Matt Haig

    161: Beth Morrey on Saving Missy, Egmont Publishing on Storytime and Holly Tuke on Matt Haig

    On this weeks show, Beth Morrey reveals the strands she wove together to create her breathtaking debut novel ‘Saving Missy’. (Starts at 1.06)
     
    We hear from author Jenny McLachlan and Alison David from Egmont publishing about a petition to make Storytime part of the national school curriculum. (16.04)
     
    Blogger Holly Tuke shares her thoughts about ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ by Matt Hague. (27.50)
     
    There’s important news about how you download your books from the RNIB Library. (34.20)
    And we return to Beth Morrey for the Books of her Life. (47.38)

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    160: World Book Night 2020 with Brian Wood, Sally Nicholls and The Reading Agency

    160: World Book Night 2020 with Brian Wood, Sally Nicholls and The Reading Agency

    This week we look forward to World Book Night by exploring some of the top titles in its great book giveaway.
    Debbie Hicks of The Reading Agency sets the scene and tells us all about World Book Night. (Starts at 1.20)
     
    Brian Wood takes us from the battlefields of Iraq to the trials of the courtroom in his memoir ‘Double Crossed’. (8.00)
    Robert Kirkwood tells us about the free World Book Night audiobooks and goes hitchhiking through some other rollicking reads in the RNIB Library. (28.30)
     
    Sally Nicholls imagines the lives of three young Suffragettes in ‘Things a Bright Girl Can Do’. (37.10)
    And we return to Brian Wood for the Books of his Life. (48.30)

    • 57 min
    159: Hilary Mantel, Ade Adepitan and World Book Day

    159: Hilary Mantel, Ade Adepitan and World Book Day

    This week, for World Book Day Robert Kirkwood guides us through all the great titles available from RNIB Library. (Starts at 1.17)
    Ade Adepitan joins us again with another Cyborg-Cat adventure. (18.30)
     
    We celebrate the long-anticipated publication of ‘The Mirror and The Light’ the concluding volume in Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy with a look back at Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. (25.50)

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    158: Liz Mistry, Caroline Lennon and reviewing A Thousand Ships

    158: Liz Mistry, Caroline Lennon and reviewing A Thousand Ships

    This week, It’s murder in Bradford, as thriller writer Liz Mistry introduces us to her new detective. (Starts at 0.55)
    Author NB Dixon tells us what she thought of  ‘A Thousand Ships’. (21.45)
    Narrator Caroline Lennon discusses her love of Irish literature, and her role in The Archers. (29.45)
    And a return to Liz Mistry for the Books of her Life (48.10)

    • 57 min
    World Book Day 2020 with RNIB Library

    World Book Day 2020 with RNIB Library

    World Book Day on 5 March 2020 is all about celebrating the magic of books and reading. RNIB is proud to support World Book Day's mission to give every child and young person a book of their own, by making 13 titles available in audio (DAISY CD) and braille.
    Robert Kirkwood finds out what books are available, for free, from RNIB Library.
     
    Organised by UNESCO, World Book Day is marked in more than 100 countries around the world, with 2020 being the 23rd year of celebrations.
    RNIB Helpline 0303 123 9999
    RNIB and World Book Day (https://www.rnib.org.uk/reading-services/world-book-day-2020)
     

    • 16 min

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