We have a fiction special on Talking of Books today. John MacDonald (host) and Penny Mackenzie (co-host) are joined by reviewers Tara Mallon, Mark Lemmon, Naouel Chaoui, Hend Saeed and Martin Lonergan to discuss ‘A Place Called Winter’ by Patrick Gale, ‘The Angels Die’ by Yasmina Khadra, ‘The Map of Wondering’ by Bothayna Wail Al Essa, ‘A Boy Made of Blocks’ by Keith Stuart, ‘Mr Gandy’s Great Adventure’ by Alan Titchmarsh, ‘He Was a Man’ by Jeffrey Archer, ‘Hepta’ by Mohamed Ahmed Sadek, Mercury by Mohammad Rabie and ‘Sitting Pretty’ by April Hardy, who also joins us in the studio.