Talking of Books

  The sun is certainly out in force, and with many of us slipping nicely in to holiday mode, it could well be the time to think about some alternative summer reading material. Every year, Dubai Eye 103.8 partners with the Festival of Literature in Dubai, bringing listeners access to some of the world’s most […]

The Bookshelf, 10.02.2018

How far is a hero defined by the read more

How far is a hero defined by the world they defend? How does the horror genre work in graphic novel form versus a traditional novel? In this episodewe are joined by arts journalist and book vlogger Maán Jalal and the Co-Founder of Comic Con Arafaat Ali Khan to answer these questions and talk about what we’re most looking forward to at the #DubaiLitFest Locke and Key session collaboration.

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The Big Question, 10.02.2018

What do I get the bookworm in my read more

What do I get the bookworm in my life for Valentine’s Day? Stuck for ideas, we’ve got you covered. Got something but it wasn’t quite right? We can help. Could you not care less about Valentines Day? You can treat yourself to our ideas anyway.

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Literary Spotlight, 10.02.2018

It’s all about film this week. The Beastmistress read more

It’s all about film this week. The Beastmistress of the Seven Kingdoms AKA Animal Trainer for Game of Thrones and beyond, Julie Tottman, is in the spotlight alongside filmmakers Ali F Mostafa, Neel Kumar, and Muzna Al Musafir.

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Arab World, 10.02.2018

This week during our Arab World segment we’re read more

This week during our Arab World segment we’re joined by Hani Yakan who gives us bitesize reviews of two bestselling Arab novels – La Scala by Nor Abdulmajeed and The Sultan’s Seal by Youssef Yakha.

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Castaway, 10.02.2018

Bestselling crime writer Peter James is with us read more

Bestselling crime writer Peter James is with us during our castaway segment to discuss which three books he would take with him if he became stranded on a deserted island, and tells us about the real-life villains that have inspired the ones in his books.

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Young Reviewer, 10.02.2018

We take a trip down memory lane and read more

We take a trip down memory lane and look at the enduring joy left by TV Children’s Classic Playschoolstarring Baroness Floella Benjamin, and The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr. Louise Edensor who teaches Children’s Literature at Middlesex University Dubai shares her thoughts on these classics as well as two brand new picture books: The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse by Jon Klassenand Leafy the Pet Leaf by Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick.

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The Big Question 2, 03.02.2018

How to Do Good? Is both our second read more

How to Do Good? Is both our second Big Question of the week and a collection of extraordinary personal stories from thought leaders, celebrities, statesmen and women, Nobel prize winners, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and others driving and inspiring positive change.

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The Big Question 1, 03.02.2018

What do you do if the job you read more

What do you do if the job you have isn’t the life you want? To answer that question, we’re looking at a book titled When to Jump by Mike Lewis, with executive coach, facilitator, trainer and leadership advisor, Dawn Metcalfe.

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Saturdays, 10AM-1PM A bibliophile’s dream… Every week co-hosts Isobel Abulhoul and Annabelle Corton are joined by an ever-changing cast of guest reviewers drawn from the UAE’s reading community. Each show features different literary anecdotes to improve your dinner party conversation, a star ‘Castaway’ guest recommending the three books they’d take to a desert island, the […]


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