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Bookmark/Leigh Chambers presents the fortnightly show featuring Cambridge-based writers.

Bookmark/Leigh Chambers presents the fortnightly show featuring Cambridge-based writers.
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Bookmark/Leigh Chambers presents the fortnightly show featuring Cambridge-based writers.

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Episodes

Bookmark Christmas Special

12/8/2018
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On this festive edition of Bookmark Leigh Chambers is joined by writer and broadcaster Rory McGrath to discuss the standout books of the year. There’s also a Christmas crime story from Cambridge author, Alison Bruce. And Kate Fleet from Heffers Bookshop talks us through their Christmas bestsellers and the books expected to make a mark […]

Duration:00:50:54

Bookmark: Martine McDonagh

11/26/2018
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Leigh Chambers welcomes Martine McDonagh who talks about her novel I Have Waited And You Have Come set in a future wrecked by climate change. We also hear from poet Helen Ivory on what makes her poems unique. And stone-cutter and author, Lida Kindersley, explains why she has the best job in the world.

Duration:00:50:25

Bookmark: Anne Atkins

11/11/2018
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Leigh Chambers welcomes broadcaster and journalist, Anne Atkins, talking about her fourth novel, An Elegant Solution, a romantic thriller set in Cambridge. Zelna Lauwrens discusses The Secret Parent, a distillation of the lessons she’s learnt as a children’s life coach. And Ted Powell explains King Edward VIII’s fascination with America, the subject of his new […]

Duration:00:56:15

Bookmark: Alex Pheby

10/28/2018
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Alex Pheby talks about his extraordinary novel, Lucia, based on the troubled life of James Joyce’s daughter. He discusses the books unusual structure and the ethics of fictionalising real people. Ulinka Rublack and Malcolm Gaskill chat about their books on witchcraft and the subject’s enduring appeal. And Gaynor Clements explains why she’s decided to open […]

Duration:00:49:19

Bookmark: Mick Finlay

10/13/2018
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Leigh Chambers’ studio guest is crime writer, Mick Finlay talking about his new novel, Arrowood, set in Victorian London. Mandy Morton discusses Magical Mystery Paws, the latest in her popular series of books about the No.2 Feline Detective Agency. And Jacob Sagar Weinstein explains how the sewers of London provided inspiration for The City of […]

Duration:00:49:08

Bookmark: Peter Morfoot

9/22/2018
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Peter Morfoot chooses three tracks of music and talks about his latest novel in the Captain Darac crime series, Box of Bones, set in the south of France. We also hear from award winning poet, Kaddy Benyon, as she reflects on her new collection The Tidal Wife, inspired by islands. And Jan Todd, former President […]

Duration:00:50:11

Bookmark: Crime Writer Jim Kelly

9/12/2018
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Bookmark returns for a new series and Leigh Chambers is joined by crime writer, Jim Kelly. He talks about why he decided to go back to wartime Cambridge for the setting of his latest thriller, The Great Darkness and how a blackboard helps him plot. Cherry Radford discusses the inspiration for her novel, The Lighthouse […]

Duration:01:00:30

Bookmark: Tamsin Grey

7/20/2018
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Leigh Chambers’ guest is Tamsin Grey, who discusses her debut novel She’s Not There, and chooses some of her favourite pieces of music. We also hear from bestselling author Paige Toon, talking about her 12th novel Five Years From Now. And a chance to hear more winners from the Rock Road Library Creative Writing Competition. […]

Duration:00:50:08

Bookmark: Helen Scales

6/24/2018
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Leigh Chambers’ guest is marine biologist and author, Helen Scales. She talks about her new book Eye of the Shoal and why we can learn a lot from fish and ocean life. Annmarie Young and Anthony Robinson discuss Young Palestinians Speak – Living Under Occupation, their study of how growing up in the occupied territories […]

Duration:00:49:08

Bookmark: Sara-Marshall-Ball

6/10/2018
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Sara Marshall-Ball talks to Leigh Chambers about her debut novel, Hush, which examines the consequences of ignoring family secrets. We also hear from Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of Humanists UK, who’s written a book about secularism. And there are three more winning entries from the Rock Road Library Creative Writing Competition.

Duration:00:49:13

Bookmark: Peter Adamson

5/29/2018
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Peter Adamson is studio guest on this weeks Bookmark. He talks to Leigh Chambers about his novel The Kennedy Moment which tells the story of a pact made at a university reunion which has lifelong consequences. We also hear from broadcaster Simon Mayo on his first novel for adults Mad Blood Rising. And there’s a […]

Duration:00:46:00

Bookmark: Derek Niemann

5/13/2018
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Leigh Chambers’ guest is Derek Niemann who talks about his book A Nazi In The Family in which he discovered the real role his grandfather played during world war two. Clare Mulley updates us on what’s happened since publishing her critically acclaimed The Women Who Flew For Hitler. And Philip Walker discusses his book Behind […]

Duration:00:51:11

Bookmark: Ruth Figgest

4/29/2018
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This week’s studio guest on Bookmark is debut novelist, Ruth Figgest. Ruth talks to Leigh Chambers about how she came to write Magnetism, a witty and moving story, told in reverse, of a mother-daughter relationship spanning 50 years. We also hear from Cambridge poets JS Watts and Afrodita Nikolova. JS explains why she felt compelled […]

Duration:00:50:15

Bookmark: Rory Clements

4/14/2018
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There’s a psychological/crime thriller feel to this week’s Bookmark. Leigh Chambers’ guest is Rory Clements who talks about Nucleus, his latest novel set in Cambridge. We also chat to local author, Alison Bruce about her new novel, I Did It For Us. And Ruth Wade talks with Betsy Reavley about the advantages of working with […]

Duration:00:49:57

Bookmark: Rory McGrath

3/25/2018
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Writer and comedian, Rory McGrath about his memoirs The Bearded Tit, and The Father, the Son and the Ghostly Hole and why he decided to reveal all about his relationships with women, Catholicism, sin, and birds, among many things! We also hear from Cambridge academic, Stefan Collini on his new collection of essays about literary […]

Duration:00:49:42

Bookmark: Inbali Iserles

3/11/2018
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There’s a childrens’ literature theme to this edition of Bookmark. Inbali Iserles, award-winning writer of the Foxcraft trilogy, talks about the challenges of plotting over three books and writing from a fox’s point of view. YA author, Julian Sedgwick, discusses how it feels to have finally completed his Ghosts of Shanghai trilogy. And Rosemary Hayes, […]

Duration:00:49:52

Bookmark: Miranda Doyle

2/24/2018
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Miranda Doyle talks to presenter Leigh Chambers about her astonishing memoir A Book of Untruths, which recounts her upbringing and family life through the lies her parents told their children and each other. We also hear from railway enthusiast Rob Shorland-Ball on writing the definitive book about Cambridge train station. And Margaret Creek from the […]

Duration:00:48:40

Bookmark: Lucy Durneen

2/10/2018
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Short story writer and poet, Lucy Durneen joins Leigh Chambers on this week’s Bookmark. She talks about why she likes the form of the short story and what makes her prize-winning debut collection, Wild Gestures, so personal. We also hear from Wendy Cope OBE at the launch of the University of Cambridge Centre for Creative […]

Duration:00:47:42

Bookmark: Tony Peake

1/28/2018
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Leigh Chambers’ guest is author Tony Peake, talking about his novel North Facing, a coming of age story set in 1960s South Africa. We also chat to former Radio Luxembourg DJ turned novelist, Mark Wesley, about his second novel Frack! And Colin Brown reveals how his book Operation Big: The Operation To Stop Hitler’s A-Bomb, […]

Duration:00:50:10

Bookmark: Laura Purcell

1/13/2018
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There’s a distinctly Gothic feel to today’s programme as Leigh Chambers welcomes Laura Purcell who talks about her spooky novel, The Silent Companions, and chooses some of her favourite music. We also hear from Samantha Ellis, author of a new biography of Anne Bronte. And crime writer, Nicola Upson, discusses Nine Lessons, the latest book […]

Duration:00:48:30