Hope Book Club, Ep 3: From Memoirs, Sci-Fi to Shakespeare's Ne'er-do-well Brother – Hope 103.2

Hope Book Club, Ep 3: From Memoirs, Sci-Fi to Shakespeare’s Ne’er-do-well Brother

By Katrina RoeFriday 25 May 2018Hope Book Club

,In this episode, Katrina Roe and Natasha Moore discuss;

  • Washington Post owner Katharine Graham’s memoir, Personal History
  • A sci-fi classic, I, Robot by Isaac Asimov and
  • the Shakespearean historical fiction Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwall.

Washington Post owner Katharine Graham was recently portrayed by Merryl Streep in the movie The Post. Now she tells her own story in her autobiography, Personal History. Her life story includes significant political events, mixing with world-famous personalities and overwhelming personal challenges.

I, Robot is a classic sci-fi by Isaac Asimov – a story which has had a considerable influence on sci-fi writers and been referenced in episodes of Star Trek, Futurama and Dr Who. Written in the 1950s, it’s fascinating to discover how Isaac Asimov envisaged the robots of the future.

And Fools and Mortals is Bernard Cornwall’s latest historical fiction offering. A vivid portrayal of Elizabethan theatre, it follows the younger brother of Will Shakespeare. Richard Shakespeare is a poor player and an accomplished thief who is approached by a rival theatre company to steal his brother’s new wedding play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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