Monday, January 12, 2009

Radio Scotland's Book Cafe 12 January

There are so few programmes on the wireless dedicated to books so we should love and nurture, and listen to, those that are. One of the very best is BBC Radio Scotland's Book Cafe. You can listen online as well as listen again. I'll post the link each week.

Today's show starting at 1.15 p.m. looks interesting.

Clare English talks to Edinburgh-based thriller writer Lin Anderson whose fifth book featuring forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod sees her investigating the murder of a prostitute whose body has been found lying on a grave in the Glasgow Necropolis.

They'll be investigating the history of bookplates or ex libris, and talking to a self-confessed bookplate fanatic who collects books previously owned by royalty and film stars. Find out why the National Galleries of Scotland want to get you writing about what's on their walls. And Clare's joined by the publishers of a new Glasgow-based literary review, who are actively soliciting unpublished writers.


Lew Jaffe said...

Dear Richard,
I enjoyed participating in the bookplate segment on Book Café and thought my bookplate blog might be of interest to you.
Lewis Jaffe ,Philadelphia, Pa.

Richard Havers said...

Hi Lewis, thanks for stopping by; I was fascinated by your piece.