All The Lonely People is the latest novel from Mike Gayle, the Richard and Judy bestselling author of Half a World Away. In phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun and friendship. But Hubert Bird is lying. Something has made him turn his back on people, and he hardly sees a soul. So when his daughter announces she's coming to visit, Hubert faces a race against time: to make his real life resemble his fake life before he's found out. Matt Cain’s The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle is a sweet and tender novel that’s been called ‘A rollicking love story' by Ian McKellen. Albert Entwistle was a postman. It was one of the few things everyone knew about him. And it was one of the few things he was comfortable with people knowing. 64-year-old Albert Entwistle has realised it's finally time to be honest about who he is. He must learn to ask for what he wants. And he must find the courage to look for George, the man that, many years ago, he lost - but has never forgotten.
*This performance is live and will be available to watch for three weeks after the broadcast date to accommodate different time zones.
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