BBC Radio Suffolk book club reviews

How it ends
by Saskia Sarginson
Set in Suffolk in the 1950s, this is the tale of a family which is destroyed by a terrible secret. Join in the on air discussion by phone, email or text!
with the author, Saskia Sarginson
Date selected: 7th May 2019
The Lido
by Libby Page
A gentle but powerful tale of friendship, community and determination.
Date selected: 2nd April 2019
Nine Lessons
by Nicola Upson
Date selected: 5th March 2019
Dear Mrs Bird
by AJ Pearce
Date selected: 5th February 2019
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
by Heather Morris
Date selected: 8th January 2019
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
by Maggie O'Farrell
A powerful, compelling and moving tale of three generations.
Date selected: 28th February 2016
A Place Called Winter
by Patrick Gale
A stunning, sensitive portrayal of a man's fight to survive and to love.
Date selected: 9th February 2015
by Kathryn Erskine
A fascinating and charming portrayal of a girl with Aspergers struggling to come to terms with tragedy.
Date selected: 23rd January 2012
by Kathleen Tessaro
Life isn't turning out how she expected, so when 30-something Louise discovers a fascinating treatise on fashion in a second-hand bookshop, she decides to put the principles into action.
Date selected: 28th November 2011
The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
A young woman discovers she can help others through the flowers she chooses for them.
Date selected: 27th September 2011
by Jeanette Winterson
A modern fable telling the tale of Silver, an orphaned girl who is taken in by blind Mr Pew, the mysterious lighthouse keeper.
Date selected: 8th August 2011
22 Britannia Road
by Amanda Hodgkinson
Set in Ipswich, this is the story of a Polish couple and their young son who are trying to make a life together after the War.
Date selected: 13th April 2011
Christmas at the Beach Hut
by Veronica Henry
with Georgy Jamieson this week
Date selected: 4th December 2018
The Librarian
by Salley Vickers
with Georgy Jamieson this week
Date selected: 6th November 2018
The Burnt Out Town of Miracles
by Roy Jacobsen
Set in Finland in 1939, this is the story of a man who stays put despite the threat of a Russian invasion. All his neighbours have left. It's a story of ordinary people drawn into war, written by an award-winning, bestselling Norwegian novelist.
Date selected: 2nd October 2018
by Belinda Bauer
A terrifying opening with three children left alone in a car as their mother goes to phone for help and never returns. Full of mystery, humour and intrigue. We enjoyed it - did you?
Date selected: 4th September 2018
The Sealwoman's Gift
by Sally Magnusson
A novel about loss and separation, and the eternal power of storytelling to help us survive. Discussing the book on Tues 4 Sept, at 2.30pm.
with Graham Barnard this month
Date selected: 31st July 2018
The History of Bees
by Maja Lunde
Date selected: 3rd July 2018
This is Going to Hurt
by Adam Kay
These diaries of a junior doctor have been described as 'hilarious and heartbreaking'. What will we all think?
including the author
Date selected: 5th June 2018
A Talent for Murder
by Andrew Wilson
Could the author pull off this imagined account of Agatha Christie's disappearance in Harrogate? A very enjoyable read!
Date selected: 1st May 2018