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Bestselling author Jodi Picoult set to hit the road with Clive Conway Productions

Jodi Picoult,  the UK’s top-selling author of women’s fiction, has joined Clive Conway Productions to appear in next year’s programme of An Audience With…

Jodie Picoult

Hugely successful as a writer- she’s sold six million million books in the past eight years in the UK alone – Jodie will be available for a limited season of appearances following the publication of her latest  novel, The Storyteller, next Easter.

The Storyteller is Jodi’s 20th novel. The latest in a series of books that combine topical moral issues and emotional human drama with the page-turning compulsion of a thriller.It explores the long-lasting emotional scars of the holocaust and WWII. Can someone who’s committed a truly heinous act ever atone for it with subsequent good behaviour? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren’t the party who was wronged? Classic Jodi Picoult, involving thought-provoking questions about good and evil, forgiveness and punishment.

Eleven of her previous titles have been Number One best sellers in the UK. My Sister’s Keeper was a blockbuster film starring Cameron Diaz, and three of her other novels went straight into TV films. She has also written five issues of Wonder Woman for DC Comics.

The Storyteller will be published on 26th March 2013

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El Alamein – the end of the beginning – the desert battle that turned the tide

Don’t miss esteemed  broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby’s groundbreaking BBC-2 documentary exploring the  true significance of the World War II British victory at the Battle of El Alamein.

Jonathan Dimbleby

Called Churchill’s Desert War: The Road to El Alamein, it will be shown at 9.00pm  tomorrow night (Monday November 5) and gives fascinating account of this pivotal operation that in 1942 marked a crucial point in the battle against the Nazis.

Dimbleby, who has also just published a book on the subject, Destiny in the Desert: The Story Behind El Alamein, examines the human cost of this battle fought in appallingly inhospitable conditions, the military strategy behind it and how it finally brought the calendar of war to a position that  in Churchill’s famous words was, ‘the end of the beginning’.

 

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