Archives for July 2012

Zipping ahead of the Zeitgeist.

‘A book doesn’t really exist until someone reads it’ Laura Lipman at the Harrogate Crime Festival 2012. Laura talks about why she loves Harrogate and the important relationship that is on going between writer and reader. The Innocents is the new novel by Laura Lipman. She talks about the importance of her new book at […]

House of Many Ways – By Diana Wynne Jones

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Stevie would normally be your ‘go to’ person for children’s books – she absolutely loves them.  Well, all I have to say after reading this book is … step back Stevie, I’m the new children’s fan! This book is chaotically magical and a great read for any age group. Charmain […]

Larry’s Party – By Carol Shields

Posted by Charlotte: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary This is a deceptively simple book. Just one guy’s life. When you meet Larry he is luxuriating in a rather new ‘find’, a Harris Tweed jacket to end all Harris Tweed jackets. Larry does own one, but not this one. That means someone else will no doubt notice upon […]

High Rise – By J.G. Ballard

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary “Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.” From the very first line of this bizarrely dystopian novel it is clear Ballard is out to […]

10% Adults Own e-readers

According to Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2012, 10% of adults now own an e-reader (this does not take into account tablet-based e-reading, so the number reading on portable devices – including tablet and mobile – is certain to be much higher). The ownership of tablets has also increased by 9% in the last year. Further […]

Tell Me Your Dreams – By Sidney Sheldon

Posted by Kieran: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary This psychological thriller kept me poised on the edge of my seat, turning the pages frantically, while I grappled to solve the mystery that lies at its core. From acclaimed author, Sidney Sheldon, Tell Me Your Dreams is a crime novel with a twist like no other. The story […]

Kublai Khan, Conquered

It’s been long in the making, but the Conqueror interactive ebook is finally here. The new ePub, put together by The Bespoke Pixel, uses GestureKit (a java-based coding framework) to allow users to swipe their way back to a dynamic map at any point in the text. Simply swipe three fingers up the page and […]

Author Spotlight – Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr is one of those authors who creates a world that captures you in an instant. Despite dreaming up some of the most colossally adored characters of all time (who isn’t devoted to Mog?) for me it’s her first novel, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit that shows the breadth of her talent for telling […]

Socrates – Philosophy In An Hour

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary While reading this (what seems to be) scholarly ebook about one of the most famous Philosophers in history, I was immediately transported into the pioneering world of Ancient Greece. Socrates was the first of the three great Athenian philosophers and is quite deservedly branded as one of the founders […]

Parsons Calling!

  BookD welcomes Tony Parsons to the studio where we talk about his new book ‘Catching the Sun’. Tony Parsons is a British journalist broadcaster and author. He began his career as a music journalist on the NME, writing about punk music.  Later, he wrote for The Daily Mirror. Parsons was for a time a […]

World’s Finest Phil Spector Impersonator Speaks Out!

Julian Rhind-Tutt returns to BookD but instead of being the interviewee we interview him, focusing on his most recent projects including a soaring audiobook career, reading ‘Bring Up The Bodies’ by Hilary mantel. ‘Bring Up The Bodies’ is the sequel to the Man Booker Prize winning novel ‘Wolf Hall’ and is a fascinating historical novel […]

David Walliams Presents One Man (vs) One River.

BookD presents one man against the odds … David Walliams talks to us about his new book and audiobook ‘Gangsta Granny’ available now.  This interview also talks about David’s brand new challenge for Sports Relief.  Yesterday morning (5th September, 2011) David took on 140 miles of the unpredictable and very dangerous river Thames in order […]

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – By Judith Kerr

Posted by Charlotte: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Eleven year old Anna is about to ruin everything, if only her mother can stop her in time. She’s travelling aboard the milk train over the frontier to Switzerland, away from her homeland Germany, which that night is on the cusp of coming under Nazi power. Anna’s life is […]

Welcome To BookD

Welcome to BookD, the podcast that brings you the stories behind your favourite books. Created by Audio Editors, BookD offers a fascinating perspective into the world of publishing.  In our fortnightly programs, you can listen to authors discuss the inspiration behind their books, and hear the story of how these books were transformed from a […]

Martha Quest – By Doris Lessing

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary For those of you looking for a great coming of age novel, and are desperate to avoid anything that involves teenage vampires, then look no further than Doris Lessing’s fantastic, Martha Quest: Beautifully written and still remarkably relevant 60 years after its publication, this brilliant novel is sure to […]

Dandelion Wine – By Ray Bradbury

Posted By Stevie: Tweet #neverendinglibrary It’s summer 1928 and twelve year old Douglas Spalding is on a mission to record every last magical moment. Be it Happiness Machines, vanilla-lime ice cream, phone calls to Buenos Aires or making healing dandelion wine – it’s all magic in his eyes. Having grown up amidst a family of […]

The Shipping News – By Annie Proulx

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Meet Quoyle, a pathetic excuse for a man who lacks motivation and refuses to interject any passion or excitement into his life. All changes when his callous and unloving wife is killed in a car accident. Quoyle is forced to take life by the horns and up and leave […]

The Odyssey – Homer

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary If you ever had a burning desire to find what happened to Sean Bean’s character after the events in the film Troy, this book has the answer.  However, before you dive right in and get your Odyssey on, I suggest that you go home, read the Iliad, and feed […]

Farewell Summer – By Ray Bradbury

Posted by Genevieve: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary  “We gotta stand still! Stay the age we are. Grow up? Hah! All you do then is marry someone who screams at you!” A mock civil war has begun where the young and old are pitted against each other on the battlefield of Green Town Illinois. Douglas Spaulding, the […]

The Kindle Touch

Priced between £109.00 and £169.00, the Kindle Touch is the latest ebook reader from Amazon to hit the digital market. So, what’s different about this new device? The first thing you notice is the lack of buttons. The 5 way controller of its predecessor, the Kindle, has been replaced with multi-touch technology. This means that, […]