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Lesley’s Readers on BBC Radio Suffolk – book choice for December

Written by · Published Nov 9, 2017

Each month BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Lesley Dolphin discusses a book with journalist Catherine Larner as part of Lesley’s Readers monthly book group.

This month’s chosen book is The Reader on the 6.27, by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent:

“Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life. Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. And it’s this release of words into the world that starts our hero on a journey that will finally bring meaning into his life. For one morning, Guylain discovers the diary of a lonely young woman: Julie. A woman who feels as lost in the world as he does. As he reads from these pages to a rapt audience, Guylain finds himself falling hopelessly in love with their enchanting author.”

Lesley and Catherine will also be recommending books to buy for Christmas.

If you’ve read the book, why not join in the discussion at 2:30pm on Tuesday 5 December? Call Radio Suffolk on 01473 250000, email lesley.dolphin@bbc.co.uk, tweet @lesleydolphin or visit the Lesley’s Readers Facebook page.