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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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Bookmark: Jill Dawson

4/14/2019
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There’s a ‘life of others’ theme to this weeks show. Studio guest is award-winning writer Jill Dawson, talking about her new novel The Language of Birds, partly set in the Fens, and based on the Lord Lucan scandal of the 1970s. Whitney Scharer discusses how she fictionalised the life of photographer Lee Miller, in her […]

Duration:00:49:18

Bookmark: Kelcey Wilson-Lee

3/23/2019
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Leigh Chambers studio guest is historian, Kelcey Wilson-Lee who’s talking about her book Daughters of Chivalry; The Forgotten Children of Edward I. Cambridge Literary Festival Director, Cathy Moore, tells us what to expect in next months Festival. And Jonathan Fennell discusses his epic work Fighting The People’s War; The British and Commonwealth Armies and the […]

Duration:00:48:51

Bookmark: Michelle Diskin Bates

3/9/2019
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Leigh Chambers guest is Michelle Diskin Bates whose memoir Stand Against Injustice details her fight to clear the name of her brother, Barry George, wrongly convicted for the murder of Jill Dando. We also hear from former circuit judge, Peter Murphy, on his latest legal thriller One Law For The Rest Of Us. And children’s […]

Duration:00:51:23

Bookmark: Elly Griffiths

2/24/2019
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Leigh Chambers welcomes crime writer, Elly Griffiths, talking about her latest novel The Stone Circle set in north Norfolk. We also hear from travel writer, Tim Moore, on what he learnt from driving coast-to-coast in the US through Trump voting states in a Ford Model T. And Carol Carman chats about her debut novel, Gingerbread […]

Duration:00:47:42

Bookmark: Kate Rhodes

2/9/2019
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Leigh Chambers welcomes crime writer, Kate Rhodes, talking about her latest novel Ruin Beach set on the Scilly Isles. We also hear from Costa Short Story Award winner, Caroline Ward Vine. And YA author Julia Golding discusses writing for young readers.

Duration:00:46:35

Bookmark: Dr Giles Yeo

1/27/2019
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Leigh Chambers welcomes leading geneticist Dr Giles Yeo who talks about his book Gene Eating which questions whether our weight and relationship to food are determined by our genes. We also hear from former Cambridge United footballer, Ruth Fox, whose memoir Within The White Lines chronicles her battle with depression. And local historian, Roger Lilley, […]

Duration:00:47:22

Bookmark: Gytha Lodge

1/19/2019
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Leigh Chambers talks to Cambridge writer, Gytha Lodge about her hotly anticipated debut crime thriller, She Lies In Wait. Harry Sidebottom discusses his new stand-alone novel, The Last Hour, described by one critic as ‘the Bourne Ultimatum set in Ancient Rome’. And Damian Le Bas explains why he felt compelled to write The Stopping Places; […]

Duration:00:51:07

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