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Not So Lonely with “The Loney” on BBC Radio Gloucestershire Book Club

BBC Radio Gloucestershire logoIt’s always a joy to appear on BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Book Club feature with presenter Dominic Cotter and fellow local author and Bookseller journalist Caroline Sanderson. The June 2016 edition of the show was especially good fun, as we had three extra folk for company!

  • Cover of The Loney
    Your book of the month for June

    Helene, the bookseller who runs the fabulous Suffolk Anthology bookshop in Cheltenham, where I run a monthly writers’ group (more info about that here)was interviewed live online, sharing her top tips on current bestsellers.

  • Multiple-award-winning Andrew Michael Hurley, author of our Book of the Month, The Loney, joined us towards the end of the show to talk about his experience of writing and publishing the book.
  • Most important of all, a lovely local reader phoned in to the show! Prudence from Painswick called to ask us not to reveal the ending, because she still had a couple of chapters to go! She had dashed out to her local bookshop in Stroud when Caroline nominated The Loney on last month’s show, so within an hour of the show’s ending, she was stuck into next month’s big read! It was very rewarding to hear her say how much she enjoys the show.
Cover of Riders by Jilly Cooper
Next month’s read

So, what do you have to read for next month? Dominic, Caroline and I all agreed that it was about time we paid attention to local Gloucestershire author and national treasure Jilly Cooper, whose books, I had to confess, I’ve never read. So, Riders, it is, then – and considering I’m a socialist who is generally left cold by posh people on horses, what will I make of this classic bestseller? Find out on next month’s show on Tuesday 12th July at noon.

Well, I reckon it’s always good to read outside of your comfort zone, and I’m keeping an open mind…

In the meantime, if you’d like to hear the June show, you can catch it on iPlayer between now and then via this link.

RELATED POSTS

  • Read my review of The Loney over on Vine Leaves Literary Journal’s “Sampling the Wine” book review blog, of which I’m editor
  • Why I review books and why I think all authors should (whether or not they share their reviews in public)
  • Have you seen my book blog? It’s on a separate site here: www.debbieyoungsbookblog.com (always one for an obvious name, me!)

Author:

Optimistic author, blogger, journalist, book reviewer and public speaker whose life revolves around books. Her first love is writing fiction, including the new Sophie Sayers Village Mystery novels (out 2017), short stories and essays inspired by her life in an English village. She also writes how-to books for authors and books about living with Type 1 diabetes. She is Author Advice Centre Editor and and UK Ambassador for the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) Advice Centre blog, an ambassador for the children's reading charity Readathon, and an official speaker for the diabetes research charity JDRF.

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