Join broadcaster Jeremy Vine and Radio Times co-editor Tom Loxley to discuss his book, The Diver and The Lover before taking audience questions!
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Between presenting his morning Channel 5 news programme and 12 noon Radio 2 show, it’s a wonder Jeremy Vine has time to think, let alone write fiction. Yet last year he published his debut novel, inspired by a favourite painting since his youth, Christ of saint John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí. While filming Eggheads in Glasgow, “Without being too obsessive, every Saturday I’d go and have a look at it, and a relationship developed,” he says. His admiration for the painting translated into one of the central storylines in The Diver and the Lover.
“I always think Radio Times is full of passion, says Vine. “From my childhood it was always about opening the pages and finding the stuff I loved. Well, my book is about a. passion, too. I fell in love with a painting and wanted to retell the story of how it came to be. At its heart, my book is a love story. Two young people fall in love in 1950s Spain as this wild, crazy artist, Salvador Dalí, paints his greatest work in the background. Pure passion!”
Tickets for this exclusive hour-long virtual conversation cost £10 and give you the chance to put your questions to Jeremy in a live Q&A.
Your ticket will also allow you to order a hardback copy of The Diver and the Lover at a special price of £10.71* (further discount on RRP £20) from our official retail partner, W H Smith.
Once you’ve purchased a ticket, you’ll be directed to the official Radio Times Book Event retail partner, W H Smith, where your discount code will be sent in the ticket confirmation email. There’s a limited number of signed copies available, so don’t miss out!
Ticket holders will be able to watch a recording of the session after it aired.
The event is being streamed globally. The book discount is only available in the UK.