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29.04.2017 We have a dystopian/ science-fiction special on Talking of Books this week. Hosts Annabelle Corton and Ronita Mohan are joined by Monita Mohan, Aedan Lake, Bryan David and Heidi Frost to discuss ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ by Douglas Adams, ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ by Philip K. Dick, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ (2004-2009) by Glen A. Larson and Ronald D. Moore, ‘Star Wars’ (1977-1983) by George Lucas, ‘I Am Legend’ by Richard Matheson, ‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson Scott Card, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood, ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro, ‘1984’ by George Orwell, ‘Lord of The Flies’ by William Golding, ‘Battle Royale’ by Koushun Takami, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ by Chris Claremont and John Byrne and ‘X-Men: Age of Apocalypse’ by Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, Fabian Nicieza, Jeph Loeb.
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08.10.2016

We have a Booker Prize special on Talking of Books this week. In the first hour, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) are joined by reviewers Mark Lemmon, Monita Mohan, Ronita Mohan, Rob Mitchell and James Mullan for a chat about the longlist books they loved before moving on to the shortlist 'The Sellout' by Paul Beatty, 'Hot Milk' by Deborah Levy, 'Do Not Say We Have Nothing' by Madeleine Thien, Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh, All that Man Is by David Szalay and His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet.

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07.05.2016

This week on Talking of Books, Yvette Judge (host), Manisha Dutt (co-host) and Monita Mohan discuss John Grisham’s ‘Sycamore Row’, the sequel to his 1988 best-selling ‘A Time To Kill’. Yvette, Manisha and Monita are then joined by young reviewers Mostafa, Holly and Shaeel, who tell us why they loved ‘The Many Worlds of Albie Bright’ by Christopher Edge. In our last hour, lead reviewer Sharmila Mohan takes us back to Kabul with Deborah Rodriguez’s ‘Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul’.

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14.11.2015

This week on Talking of Books, Yvette Judge (host) and Monita Mohan (co-host) are joined by book champion Gamze Geray for a discussion on Shawn Achor’s ‘Before Happiness’. Young reviewers Daniyaal and Salma share their thoughts on Marcia Williams’ Shakespeare books and, in our last hour, Yvette and Monita review Victoria Hislop’s latest novel, ‘The Sunrise’. We are also joined by Hislop’s editor, Flora Rees, in studio and Hislop answers some of our questions via phone.

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03.10.2015

We have a Booker Prize special on Talking of Books this week with Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) being joined by Penny McKenzie, Monita Mohan, Rob Mitchell and James Mullan to discuss the six shortlisted books for the Booker Prize 2015 – ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ by Marlon James, ‘Satin Island’ by Tom McCarthy, ‘The Fishermen’ by Chigozie Obioma, ‘The Year of the Runaways’ by Sunjeev Sahota, ‘A Little Life’ by Hanya Yanagihara and ‘A Spool of Blue Thread’ by Anne Tyler.

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27.06.2015

In our last hour of this week’s ‘Talking of Books’, John MacDonald (host) and Isobel Abulhoul (co-host) are joined by lead reviewer Monita Mohan, who discusses Laura Barnett’s ‘Versions of Us’ and we get to hear from the author herself via phone.

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31.05.2014

This week’s “Talking of Books” has a brand new look. In the first hour, John MacDonald (host), Isobel Abulhoul (co-host) and book champion Monita Mohan revisit Mary Shelley’s gothic horror “Frankenstein”.


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