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 05. März 2019

'On Chesil Beach' (2007),
by Ian McEwan
A stunning 'novella'...
It is July 1961. Edward and Florence, young Innocents married that morning, arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their room they struggle to suppress their private fears of the wedding night to come, and - unknown to them both - the events of the aborted evening will haunt them for the rest of their lives.
We (Maria, Sandra, Sonja, Susie, and Andrew) discuss the plot, how the characters interact, and especially the relationship between Florence and her father, the structure of the book - like a 5-act drama, and the literary style of this long short story....or is it a short novel...?

Music played:
  • Mozart's 'Haffner' Symphony
  • Chuck Berry's 'Roll over Beethoven'
  • Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden' Quartet.

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