Diese Sendung ist seit dem 04. Juli 2017 im Programmschema
und läuft monatlich am 1. Dienstag von 20:00 bis 21:00


Reading Circle


The reading group of some 30 members founded by Andrew and Sandra Milne-Skinner is now in its third year. Each month we meet in a member’s home to discuss a contemporary book in English, usually a novel.

In this monthly radio programme 3 or 4 of us get together in the studio to discuss  the book of the month by sharing impressions and insights.


 



MacherIn: Andrew Milne-Skinner, Sandra Milne-Skinner


Speziell zur Sendung am
Dienstag, den 03. September 2019
:

'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' (2017) - Part 2
by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day, and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy, or at least it appears on the surface. Nothing is missing form her carefully timetabled existence. Except, sometimes, everything...

Sandra and Andrew discuss the 2017 novel, reading many extracts from it. This novel needs to speak for itself.

Reviews:
'A story about the very worst and vey best that humans are capable of...funny, brave, and utterly devastating.'
'An oustanding debut novel about loneliness and the power of a little kindness.'
'One of the most unusual and thought-provoking heroines of recent contemporary fiction.'
'Unforgttable, brilliant, funny and life-affirming.'
'Hugely original, a funny and sad tale of a survivor who tackles the challenges of emotional reconnection with grave courage.Unmissable.'




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