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: Sandra Milne-Skinner, Andrew Milne-Skinner

Speziell zur Sendung am
Sonntag, den 10. Feber 2019

'Educated' (2018)
by Tara Westover

Maria, Georg, Heinz, Sandra and Andrew discuss this extraordinary book: 'an unflicnching account of love and brutality, of the strength of blood ties and the power of imagination' (Sarah Perry)

Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn't exist. She hadn't been registered with a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn't believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At 16, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so, she discovered both the tranformative power of education and the price she had to pay for it.

We discuss how the story unfolds, Tara's relationship with her various family members, and the turning points in her life; how she emancipates herself through self-education and ends up with a PhD from Cambridge University.

Music played:

  • a Mormon hymn
  • Bob Marley
  • Supertramp

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