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Henderson, Lehane on TV Book Club summer list
13.06.11 | Katie Allen
Emma Henderson's Orange-shortlisted Grace Williams Says It Loud and the latest novel by American thriller writer Dennis Lehane have been picked for the summer season of "The TV Book Club".
Returning on Sunday 26th June on More 4, with repeats on Channel 4, the eight-week series will again be presented by Jo Brand, Dave Spikey, Laila Rouass, Ade Edmondson and Meera Syal with Rory McGrath also joining the panel.
The eight titles to be discussed are: The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson (Orion); Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane (Abacus); A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Corsair); Night Road by Kristin Hannah (Pan); The Book Of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric (Bloomsbury); The Hidden Child by Camilla Läckberg (HarperCollins); The Radleys by Matt Haig (Canongate); and Grace Williams Says It Loud by Emma Henderson (Sceptre).
Authors including Philip Pullman, Ken Follett, Jackie Collins, Joanne Harris, Jilly Cooper and Jacqueline Wilson are set to take part.
Cactus TV m.d. and head of the book selection committee, Amanda Ross said: "'The TV Book Club' continues to turn our featured books into bestsellers because we trawl all the new books published to ensure we're introducing our 3.5 million audience of book lovers to great quality books. They trust us, and certainly won't be disappointed with this year's Summer Reads.
"The show's reach will grow because this summer's 'TV Book Club' will be supported by Specsavers advertising on Classic FM, in-store Specsavers marketing and events, so it promises to be an exciting series."
Sponsors Specsavers will run a 13-week sponsorship of the Saturday lunchtime Nicolas Owen show on Classic FM as part of their campaign to promote reading and the 'TV Book Club'.