BBC Radio Suffolk book club reviews

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Emma
by Alexander McCall Smith
A Norfolk setting for this modern retelling of the Jane Austen classic.
Date selected: 12th November 2014
The Undertaking
by Audrey Magee
Date selected: 27th October 2014
The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert
An amazing book of plants, exploration, science, romance and magic in the nineteenth century, centred around a fascinating and inspiring heroine.
Date selected: 10th August 2014
Zeraffa Giraffa
by Dianne Hofmeyr
With beautiful illustrations by Jane Ray, this is a real life fairy story.
Date selected: 28th July 2014
A book for children
The Baking Life of Amelie Day
by Vanessa Curtis
A teenage girl loves baking and plans to enter a national competition, but her illness looks set to get in the way.
Date selected: 13th July 2014
A book for children
Jumping Jack
by Germano Zullo
A funny story about a champion showjumper with quirky, colourful illustrations by Albertine
Date selected: 16th June 2014
A book for children
Rosie Revere Engineer
by Andrea Beaty
Date selected: 17th March 2014
A book for children
Ripper
by Isabel Allende
Quirky modern crime novel set in San Francisco.
Date selected: 17th February 2014
A Walk in London
by Salvatore Rubbino
A gentle story, retro illustrations, packed with detail and fascinating facts about London.
Date selected: 17th February 2014
A book for children
More Than This
by Patrick Ness
A gripping thriller about a boy who thinks himself dead!
Date selected: 16th December 2013
A book for children
The Pure Gold Baby
by Margaret Drabble
A thoughtful and thought-provoking novel about love, sacrifice, contentment and acceptance.
Date selected: 12th November 2013
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
A stunning and compelling account of loss, identity and invention.
Date selected: 12th November 2013
The Promise
by Nicola Davies
An unusual and sophisticated picture book about making a difference.
Date selected: 11th November 2013
A book for children
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, this is a funny, quirky book containing letters from crayons to a little boy.
Date selected: 17th October 2013
A book for children
A Question of Identity
by Susan Hill
A gripping crime novel, more a whydunnit than a whodunnit, featuring detective Simon Serrailler, by the prolific and wide-ranging writer Susan Hill.
Date selected: 14th October 2013
Where'd you go Bernadette?
by Maria Semple
Date selected: 29th July 2013
Between the Lines
by Jodi Picoult
For everyone who loves books, and wishes their favourite characters would come to life.
Date selected: 2nd July 2013
A book for children
One Dollar Horse
by Lauren St John
A feel-good story about overcoming the odds for a girl whose dream is to ride in the Badminton Horse Trials.
Date selected: 21st May 2013
A book for children
Tigers in Red Weather
by Liza Klaussman
A beautiful, astonishing, sensual account of long, hot summers on Martha's Vineyard where life is ruptured by betrayal and deception.
Date selected: 19th April 2013
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
by Jan-Philipp Sendker
This is a beautiful and moving tale of love and loss, in Burma and New York, in the 1950s and the present day.
Date selected: 25th March 2013

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