Talking of Books

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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 literary anecdotes and news, a star ‘Castaway’ guest recommending the three books they’d take to a desert island, in-depth book reviews, and author interviews with some of today’s greatest writers.

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE SHOW. Email talkingofbooks@dubaieye1038.ae.

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HAVE A LITERARY MOMENT

Settle down for some topical book recommendations, a quick round-up of headlines from the book world, and of course, a literary moment – a random and interesting fact from the world of books.

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THE ONE ABOUT FRIENDS

By now, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, Monica, Chandler and Joey are like family to many people. It’s the iconic TV show that we often find ourselves rewatching.
 
We’ll be going on a deep dive into the definitive history of Friends with Georgie Bradley who will be reviewing I’ll Be There For You – The One About Friends by Kesley Miller.
 
Could we be any more excited?
 
 

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HOW TO HOLD A GRUDGE

Are you currently holding a grudge or is someone holding a grudge against you?

This could be the right segment for you.

How To Hold a Grudge by Sophie Hannah is the first comprehensive examination of the practice that his grudge-holding.

 

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WRITING COURSES AND NaNoWriMo

In the spirit of NaNoWriMo, when writers all over the world try and write a novel in a month, Head of Education, Training & Publishing at the Emirates Literature Foundation, Flora Rees, and author and editor Allison K Williams will give us their opinions on what helps the writing process.

Are writing courses helpful? How do you find the right course for you? And who will benefit the most from them? You can also text in more questions to 4001 on the day.

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LITERARY SOUNDTRACK

A song inspired by literature, either directly or tenuously. It’s as simple as that. Want to recommend a track we may not have considered? Email us on talkingofbooks@dubaieye1038.com.

 

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