World Book Club

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World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel. Presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from World Service listeners.

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  • Audio-episode: Judith Kerr - When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 49:16
    This month we talk to the much-loved German-born, British author and illustrator Judith Kerr about her classic children’s novel, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. Set ...
  • Audio-episode: Cees Nooteboom 49:30
    This quixotic ‘novel of ideas’ blends philosophical reflection with the haunting tale of Herman Mussert, a retired, outmoded ancient language teacher preoccupied with ...
  • Audio-episode: Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat, Pray, Love 49:59
    American writer Elizabeth Gilbert talks about her phenomenally successful novel Eat, Pray, Love. On a self-confessed ‘search for everything', Eat, Pray, Love charts ...
  • Audio-episode: Leila Aboulela - Minaret 49:55
    This month World Book Club talks to Sudanese writer Leila Aboulela about her award-winning novel Minaret. This poignant and lyrical tale traces the journey of ...