Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
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James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Australian author Liane Moriarty about her New York Times bestselling novel Big Little Lies. Set in the sunny world of Pirriwee Public Primary School in the beautiful North Shore area of Sydney, there’s a dark thread of hidden violence running under the surface of the novel. Liane Moriarty sets an unexpected murder against a wittily written chorus of gossipy and competitive school parents, effortlessly intertwining the darker undercurrents with a breezy and humorous style. The novel has since been adapted for television with an all-star cast including Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep. Presenter: James Naughtie Producer: Allegra McIlroy June’s Bookclub choice: All Among the Barley by Melissa Harisson