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Episode 44: Christmas Special 2017

Broadcast 25 December, 2017

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Join the gang for a bumper Festive Special, with guests Piers Torday and Ruth Knowles. Featuring DTRH's Books of the Year 2017, a celebration of the work of Brambly Hedge creator Jill Barklem, and some of our favourite books to enjoy over the festive season. Plus find out more about a new production of The Box of Delights at Wilton's Music Hall, and hear which books some young readers picked as their favourites of the year.


Our guests

Piers Torday

Ruth Knowles

Festive favourites

The Box of Delights by John Masefield

The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder


Recommended books

The DTRH Books of the Year 2017

Our favourite new books for Christmas 2017

Find out more

The Book I Wish I'd Published 2017

The Box of Delights at Wilton's Music Hall

Jill Barklem's Brambly Hedge

The Museum of London


Image from The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker, illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle and adapted by Katy Flint (Frances Lincoln Publishers)