BBC Radio Suffolk book club reviews

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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
by Fredrik Backman
A wonderful book! Funny, touching and uplifting. Everyone must read it!
Date selected: 1st December 2015
by Patrick Gale
A stunning, sensitive portrayal of a man's fight to survive and to love.
Date selected: 9th February 2015
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
by Rachel Joyce
A magical, moving and uplifting collections of stories, as you would expect from the creator of Harold Fry.
Date selected: 10th November 2015
by Andrew Wilson
Could the author pull off this imagined account of Agatha Christie's disappearance in Harrogate? A very enjoyable read!
Date selected: 5th June 2018
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
by Lydia Syson
Date selected: 26th November 2012
A book for children
by Sarah Winman
A magical story about life, love, grief, death, the sea and storytelling.
Date selected: 5th July 2016
by John Le Carre
Nat is nearing the end of his career with MI6 when a new badminton partner takes him down a dangerous path. This is Le Carre's last novel. How does it compare to his other work? Listen to the comments in our February book club.
Date selected: 5th January 2021
by Simon Edge
A comic tale setting the already extraordinary story of the medieval saint Edmund against the shenanigans of modern British government.
Date selected: 1st September 2020
by Emma Chichester Clark
A funny, sweet, stimulating and colourful introduction to the adventure of reading a book
Date selected: 1st April 2015
A book for children
by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
What would you change if you could go back in time? This Japanese novel invites us to follow four visitors to a Tokyo cafe as they revisit their past but must be sure to return to the present before the coffee gets cold.
Date selected: 3rd December 2019
by Ruta Sepetys
A moving and haunting fictionalised account of a young girl deported with her family from Lithuania to Siberia during the Second World War.
Date selected: 26th November 2011
A book for children
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
by Louise Doughty
A man lies in an isolated hut in Bali, listening to the rain on the roof, waiting for his killer, looking back on his life and the events leading to this outcome.
Date selected: 4th July 2017
by Veronica Henry
with Georgy Jamieson this week
Date selected: 5th December 2018
by Amy de la Haye
Beautiful, detailed illustrations and a charming story set around the Victoria and Albert Museum and a visit to London.
Date selected: 28th November 2011
A book for children