In her regular monthly Book Club on BBC Radio Gloucestershire yesterday, radio presenter Claire Carter was very interested to hear about the new Hawkesbury Literature Festival from founder Debbie Young, one of two local authors who appears regularly on this slot. (The other is Caroline Sanderson, Associate Editor of The Bookseller magazine, who will be chairing the non-fiction panel at HULF.)
Within the space of three programmes, Claire has found herself transformed from a self-confessed reluctant reader into an avid one who can’t wait to start her next book! That’s exactly the kind of effect that World Book Night was set up to create – and of course HULF was founded to provde the local community with a way to mark World Book Night. All very neat and tidy!
The next BBC Radio Gloucestershire Book Club will take place on Wednesday 6th May, focusing on this month’s book, Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, which was recommended by 84-year-old listener Patricia!
If you’d like to listen to the programme, you can catch it on this link any time during the next month, from about 10 minutes into Claire’s programme, till the end of the first hour: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02n2prm#auto