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Georgina Moore and Sophia Money-Coutts (Love, Landscapes and Language)

Season 11, Ep. 4

Publicist extraordinaire and debut novelist Georgina Moore goes head to head with author and journalist Sophia Money-Coutts in a war of the words.


They talk to Joe Haddow about siblings, sisterhood, writing women in their thirties and boats!


We also delve into literary love, language and landscapes - and the importance of a setting.


George and Sophia also give us some brilliant book recommendations too.


THE BOOK OFF

'By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept' by Elizabeth Smart

VS

'The Five' by Hallie Rubenhold





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