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#4 Pull Up To The Bookshop And Say It!

Season 1, Ep. 4

In this episode the trio have a chinwag on the various news within the book world, ranging from The British Book Award winners, criticising authors on social media and literary vs commercial fiction triggered by a poor review of James Baldwin. 

Make yourself a beverage and get stuck in. 

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