Friday, August 18, 2017
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Talking of Books Podcast


  • Talking of Books 1, 15.07.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny Mackenzie (co-host) are joined by Vlad Fermazi for a discussion on books by ‘Legend’ author David Gemmell. Shen Husain shares her thoughts on young adult book ‘Contagion’ by Teri Terry. Hend Saeed reviews our Arab world book of the week ‘Ninety-ninth Floor’ by Jana Fawaz El Hassan and in our final hour, Gillian Henney takes a look at Hollie McNish’s ‘Nobody Told Me’.

  • Talking of Books 2, 15.07.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny Mackenzie (co-host) are joined by Vlad Fermazi for a discussion on books by ‘Legend’ author David Gemmell. Shen Husain shares her thoughts on young adult book ‘Contagion’ by Teri Terry. Hend Saeed reviews our Arab world book of the week ‘Ninety-ninth Floor’ by Jana Fawaz El Hassan and in our final hour, Gillian Henney takes a look at Hollie McNish’s ‘Nobody Told Me’.

  • Talking of Books 3, 15.07.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny Mackenzie (co-host) are joined by Vlad Fermazi for a discussion on books by ‘Legend’ author David Gemmell. Shen Husain shares her thoughts on young adult book ‘Contagion’ by Teri Terry. Hend Saeed reviews our Arab world book of the week ‘Ninety-ninth Floor’ by Jana Fawaz El Hassan and in our final hour, Gillian Henney takes a look at Hollie McNish’s ‘Nobody Told Me’.

  • Talking of Books 1, 01.07.2017

    This week on Talking of Books, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Natalie Madison (co-host) are joined by book champion Tikki Ghazala Zaman for a discussion on Anjum Rana's 'This Truck Has Got to be Special'. Young reviewers Lanna, Jenna and Adam tell us why they loved 'Rebel of The Sands' by Alwyn Hamilton. Our Arab world book of the week 'In Search of Walid Masoud' by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra is reviewed by Hend Saeed. In our final hour, lead reviewer Shikha Narula shares her thoughts on 'If I Could Tell You Just One Thing' by Richard Reed.

  • Talking of Books 2, 01.07.2017

    This week on Talking of Books, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Natalie Madison (co-host) are joined by book champion Tikki Ghazala Zaman for a discussion on Anjum Rana's 'This Truck Has Got to be Special'. Young reviewers Lanna, Jenna and Adam tell us why they loved 'Rebel of The Sands' by Alwyn Hamilton. Our Arab world book of the week 'In Search of Walid Masoud' by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra is reviewed by Hend Saeed. In our final hour, lead reviewer Shikha Narula shares her thoughts on 'If I Could Tell You Just One Thing' by Richard Reed.

  • Talking of Books 3, 01.07.2017

    This week on Talking of Books, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Natalie Madison (co-host) are joined by book champion Tikki Ghazala Zaman for a discussion on Anjum Rana's 'This Truck Has Got to be Special'. Young reviewers Lanna, Jenna and Adam tell us why they loved 'Rebel of The Sands' by Alwyn Hamilton. Our Arab world book of the week 'In Search of Walid Masoud' by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra is reviewed by Hend Saeed. In our final hour, lead reviewer Shikha Narula shares her thoughts on 'If I Could Tell You Just One Thing' by Richard Reed.

  • Talking of Books 1, 24.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny Mackenzie (co-host) are joined by book champion Adeeb Nami to discuss ‘Goodbye Days’ by Jeff Zentner. Young reviewer Gracie Anderson tells us why she loved ‘Goodly and Grave’ by Justine Windsor. Ranya AbdelRahman shares her thoughts on the first two books of The Adventures of Taim and Samy series by Maria Dadouch, ‘The Mystery of the Wooden Door’ and ‘The Secret of the Magic Growth Spurt’. In our final hour, lead reviewer Yara Badri looks at Noah Hawley’s ‘Before the Fall’.

  • Talking of Books 2, 24.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny Mackenzie (co-host) are joined by book champion Adeeb Nami to discuss ‘Goodbye Days’ by Jeff Zentner. Young reviewer Gracie Anderson tells us why she loved ‘Goodly and Grave’ by Justine Windsor. Ranya AbdelRahman shares her thoughts on the first two books of The Adventures of Taim and Samy series by Maria Dadouch, ‘The Mystery of the Wooden Door’ and ‘The Secret of the Magic Growth Spurt’. In our final hour, lead reviewer Yara Badri looks at Noah Hawley’s ‘Before the Fall’.

  • Talking of Books 3, 24.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny Mackenzie (co-host) are joined by book champion Adeeb Nami to discuss ‘Goodbye Days’ by Jeff Zentner. Young reviewer Gracie Anderson tells us why she loved ‘Goodly and Grave’ by Justine Windsor. Ranya AbdelRahman shares her thoughts on the first two books of The Adventures of Taim and Samy series by Maria Dadouch, ‘The Mystery of the Wooden Door’ and ‘The Secret of the Magic Growth Spurt’. In our final hour, lead reviewer Yara Badri looks at Noah Hawley’s ‘Before the Fall’.

  • Talking of Books 1, 17.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, we have a special show on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for children’s writing and illustration before the awarding of the medals on June 19, 2017. Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) are joined by Mary Rose, Louise Edensor, Alan Jacques, Heidi Frost, Shen Husain and Ros Marshall to discuss the shortlist. The Carnegie shortlist includes ‘Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth’ by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, ‘The Bone Sparrow’ by Zana Fraillon, ‘The Smell of Other People’s Houses’ by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, ‘The Stars at Oktober Bend’ by Glenda Millard, ‘Beck’ by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff, ‘Railhead’ by Philip Reeve, ‘Salt to the Sea’ by Ruta Sepetys and ‘Wolf Hollow’ by Lauren Wolk’. The Greenaway shortlist includes ‘Wild Animals of the North’ by Dieter Braun, ‘Tidy’ by Emily Gravett, ‘The Wolves of Currumpaw’ by William Grill, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by Jim Kay, ‘A Great Big Cuddle’ by Chris Riddell, ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna, ‘The Marvels’ by Brian Selznick and ‘There is a Tribe of Kids’ by Lane Smith.

  • Talking of Books 2, 17.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, we have a special show on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for children’s writing and illustration before the awarding of the medals on June 19, 2017. Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) are joined by Mary Rose, Louise Edensor, Alan Jacques, Heidi Frost, Shen Husain and Ros Marshall to discuss the shortlist. The Carnegie shortlist includes ‘Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth’ by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, ‘The Bone Sparrow’ by Zana Fraillon, ‘The Smell of Other People’s Houses’ by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, ‘The Stars at Oktober Bend’ by Glenda Millard, ‘Beck’ by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff, ‘Railhead’ by Philip Reeve, ‘Salt to the Sea’ by Ruta Sepetys and ‘Wolf Hollow’ by Lauren Wolk’. The Greenaway shortlist includes ‘Wild Animals of the North’ by Dieter Braun, ‘Tidy’ by Emily Gravett, ‘The Wolves of Currumpaw’ by William Grill, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by Jim Kay, ‘A Great Big Cuddle’ by Chris Riddell, ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna, ‘The Marvels’ by Brian Selznick and ‘There is a Tribe of Kids’ by Lane Smith.

  • Talking of Books 3, 17.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, we have a special show on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for children’s writing and illustration before the awarding of the medals on June 19, 2017. Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) are joined by Mary Rose, Louise Edensor, Alan Jacques, Heidi Frost, Shen Husain and Ros Marshall to discuss the shortlist. The Carnegie shortlist includes ‘Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth’ by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, ‘The Bone Sparrow’ by Zana Fraillon, ‘The Smell of Other People’s Houses’ by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, ‘The Stars at Oktober Bend’ by Glenda Millard, ‘Beck’ by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff, ‘Railhead’ by Philip Reeve, ‘Salt to the Sea’ by Ruta Sepetys and ‘Wolf Hollow’ by Lauren Wolk’. The Greenaway shortlist includes ‘Wild Animals of the North’ by Dieter Braun, ‘Tidy’ by Emily Gravett, ‘The Wolves of Currumpaw’ by William Grill, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by Jim Kay, ‘A Great Big Cuddle’ by Chris Riddell, ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna, ‘The Marvels’ by Brian Selznick and ‘There is a Tribe of Kids’ by Lane Smith.

  • Talking of Books 1, 10.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and David Macadam (co-host) are joined by lead reviewer Chris Bradley for a discussion on ‘Red Teaming’ by Bryce G Hoffman. Young reviewers Zahra and Himakshi tell us why they loved Guy Bass’ ‘Spynosaur’ and ‘Stitch Head’. To review our Arab World book of the week, ‘Index’ by Sinan Antoon, Ranya AbdelRahman joins us in the studio. In our final hour, book champion Yara Badri takes a look at ‘Commonwealth’ by Ann Patchett.

  • Talking of Books 2, 10.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and David Macadam (co-host) are joined by lead reviewer Chris Bradley for a discussion on ‘Red Teaming’ by Bryce G Hoffman. Young reviewers Zahra and Himakshi tell us why they loved Guy Bass’ ‘Spynosaur’ and ‘Stitch Head’. To review our Arab World book of the week, ‘Index’ by Sinan Antoon, Ranya AbdelRahman joins us in the studio. In our final hour, book champion Yara Badri takes a look at ‘Commonwealth’ by Ann Patchett.

  • Talking of Books 3, 10.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and David Macadam (co-host) are joined by lead reviewer Chris Bradley for a discussion on ‘Red Teaming’ by Bryce G Hoffman. Young reviewers Zahra and Himakshi tell us why they loved Guy Bass’ ‘Spynosaur’ and ‘Stitch Head’. To review our Arab World book of the week, ‘Index’ by Sinan Antoon, Ranya AbdelRahman joins us in the studio. In our final hour, book champion Yara Badri takes a look at ‘Commonwealth’ by Ann Patchett.