Book Readings on RADIO 1RPH

Morning Book Readings

The morning book readings can be heard on weekdays at 9:30 am with that day's episode repeated at 9:15 pm. The week's readings are repeated from 12:00 midday to 2:30 pm on Saturday. The current and future morning book readings are as follows:

A Man called Ove - by Fredrik Backman.

Reader: Chris Stephens.

Publisher: .

This book reading begins on Friday July 21, 2017.

A best seller and now a movie it is a simple but heart-warming story about love and loss.  It’s about a curmudgeon, the angry old man next door who is a pain to all for no apparent reason.  He seems at war with the modern world and his neighbours.  But beneath this exterior we find fate has dealt him more than his fair share of blows.  As his life story slowly unfolds we find he is an endearing character deserving of our sympathy and praise.

Out of Alice - by Kerry McGinnis.

Reader: Margaret Goetz.

Publisher: Penguin Books.

This book reading begins on Monday August 21, 2017.

When Sarah Blake arrives at Red Hill Station to work as a governess to Len and Beth's two children, Sam and Becky, she finds a family in crisis and begins to uncover a mystery in her own past. 


Afternoon Book Readings

The afternoon book readings can be heard Monday to Friday at 5:00 pm. The week's readings are repeated from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday. The current and future afternoon book readings are as follows:

Thereby Hangs a Tale; a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn.

Reader:  Pat Varga.

Publisher: Pocket Books.

This book reading begins on Thursday July 20, 2017.

The Little Detective Agency enters the cut-throat world of dog shows when Chet and Bernie are hired to protect "Princess", a show champion, whose life has been threatened.

Right ho Jeeves! - by P. G. Wodehouse.

Reader: Peter Gyngel.

Publisher: .

This book reading begins on Friday August 18, 2017.

A comic novel by the celebrated English humorist.

Bertie Wooster returns from holiday in Cannes and learns that Gussie Fignottle, an old school friend, has called at his flat several times to consult Jeeves about a romantic affair.

More comical complications follow when Bertie tries to lend a helping hand.


Fact or Fantasy

Fact or Fantasy can be heard Saturday at 3:00 pm and is repeated on Thursday at 10:15 pm :

Napoleon: Warrior and Ruler - by William O'Conner Morris.

Reader: George Richard.

Publisher: G. P. Putnam.

This book reading begins on Saturday July 1, 2017.

A biographical work, tracing the life and career of Napoleon Bonaparte.


Children's Book Reading

The Children's Book Reading can be heard on Fridays at 4:00pm and is repeated at 7:00am on Sunday morning. 

The Circle of Love - by Joan Lowry Dixon.

Reader: Dorothy Broom.

Publisher: .

This book begins on Friday June 16 2017. 

The seventh book of the Orphan Train Adventure series.

Grandma Brierly reads to Jennifer and Jeff Collins from Frances Mary Kelly's diary.  In 1866 Frances Mary is still living in Kansas.  Her great love, Johnny Meuller has returned from a Confederate prison physically and mentally shattered by his ordeal. 

Frances Mary returns to the New York of her childhood and becomes a teacher in charge of the children on the Orphan Train.

The Bad Beginning - by Lemony Snickert.

Reader: Jamie Spence.

Publisher: .

This book begins on Friday August 25 2017. 

The three Baudelaire children, Violet 14, Conrad 12 and Sunny, an infant, are orphaned after a fire.  They are sent to live with the evil count Olav who has designs on their fortune.

Will he succeed in stealing their inheritance?


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Caught in the Act - by Joan Lowrey-Nixon.

(second book of orphan train adventures).

Reader: Dorothy Broom.

This book will commence on Friday 20th February 2015. 

The book continues the story of the five Kelly children who were sent west by the Children's Aid Society to be adopted by farming families on the frontier. 

Michael Kelly, almost 12 years old, is adopted by a German family.  Mike suspects that the Friedrichs are hiding an ominous secret and is determined to find out what it is.