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tasteslikechicken Thu 22-Dec-16 20:06:11

A few weeks ago I heard a a review and interview with the author of a book on radio 4. I remember it involved a young girl going on a whaling ship and later again as an adult. It was fiction and sounded like something my wife might enjoy. I can't remember the name of, The book, author or radio programme.

Any ideas what it might be, off to waters tones in the morning and would love to get it.

MinesAGin Thu 22-Dec-16 20:14:58

Was it on Book Club or was the author talking to Mariella Frostrup?

tasteslikechicken Thu 22-Dec-16 20:18:44

Mariella wasn't the presenter. I might look on r4 website. Does Mariella host book club?

tasteslikechicken Thu 22-Dec-16 20:24:56

Wasn't book club, I think that's the show where the audience question the author. Was more of a one to one

allegretto Thu 22-Dec-16 20:28:52

Maybe A Good Read?

YesThisIsMe Thu 22-Dec-16 20:29:38

Probably Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett

shumway Thu 22-Dec-16 20:30:16

Was it Rush Oh by Shirley Barrett?

tasteslikechicken Thu 22-Dec-16 20:49:32

No, not rush oh. I think the character was UK based. :-( won't find it, will i

Marilynsbigsister Thu 22-Dec-16 21:36:35

What time of day was it OP. ? If you can remember if morning/afternoon or evening I should be able to track the programme down due to an unshakeable long term 17 hr a day Radio 4 addiction..

tasteslikechicken Thu 22-Dec-16 21:57:20

Marilyn, I'm fairly sure it was betwee n mid morning and mid afternoon. Sorry can't be more specific, I spend half my working life in the car. It was also a female presenter. It wasn't woman's hour. Pretty much a book based programme, but not any of the obvious ones I have looked at.

BolivarAtasco Thu 22-Dec-16 22:13:05

Not a whaling ship, but this came to mind:

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0068PI3L4/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o08_?ie=UTF8&psc=1

AgentProvocateur Thu 22-Dec-16 22:33:18

I'm reading it just now - Under A Pole Star. Really enjoying it smile

BringMeTea Thu 22-Dec-16 22:38:24

Sounds like Agent has it! Well done!

BringMeTea Thu 22-Dec-16 22:44:41

She was on Woman's Hour 18 November. Was that it maybe?

tasteslikechicken Thu 22-Dec-16 22:51:21

And the prize goes to agent! Tyvm!

AgentProvocateur Thu 22-Dec-16 22:57:07

blush I thoroughly recommend the book. I'm sure your DW will love it. I was up till 2am last night reading it.

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