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  • 286. Caz Frear Interview & Women’s Prize reviews.

    I Interview Caz Frear about her latest book “Five Bad Deeds”Plus I review 4 more books from the Women’s Prize Fiction Longlist which include:Nightbloom by Peace Adzo Medie,Ordinary Human Failings by Megan Nolan. And Then She Fell by Alicia Elliot.  Hangman by Maya Binyam.PLUS Caz Frear recommends the following books:In the Woods by Tana French. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman.Join our Facebook group here:

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  • 285. Friday special with Alexandra Potter

    Friday special with Alexandra potterI interview Alexandra Potter about her latest book “More Confessions of a Forty Something F Up”Alexander’s book recommendations are:Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie GarmusThe Excitements by C J WrayOne Love by Matt CainOne Day by David Nicholls
  • 284. C L Taylor interview AND more Women's Prize reviews

    I interview C L Taylor about her latest book “Every Move You Make”. Plus I review another four books from the Women’s Prize Fiction longlist:Brotherless Night by V V GaneshananthanIn Defence Of The Act by Effie BlackThe Maiden by Kate FosterThe Wren, The Wren by Anne Enright.PLUS The 3 books CL Taylor recommends are:The Collector by John FowlesRubbernecker by Belinda Bauer56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard
  • 283. Women's Prize & Alina Khawajah

    I discuss the Women's Prize Longlist and interview Alina Khawajah about her latest book “Maya’s Laws of Love”Plus I review four books from the Women’s Prize Fiction longlist:Western lane by Chetna Maroo Restless Dolly maunder - Kate Grenville River East River West - Aube Rey LescureThe Blue Beautiful World by Karen LordThe 3 books Alina recommends are:I Hope This Doesn’t Find You by Ann LiangAs Long As The Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa KatouhThe Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  • 282. Biscuit free books?

    I interview Stuart Turton about his new book (publication date 28 March) “The Last Murder At The End Of The World”.I review Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner and Eye For An Eye by M J Arlidge
  • 281. Brilliant things!

    So sorry for the short episode due to illness and echo from having to record at work!This week I mention the following:City On Fire by Graham BartlettAt The Time By Claire PowellA Bookshop of One's Own by Jane CholmleyMrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor The Classics Jigsaw puzzle by happily jigsaws - link here for 10% off their jigsaws:
  • 280. Hay Festival 2024 Special

    I interview Heather Salisbury, Programme Manager of The Hay Festival all about the festival in Hay On Wye from 23rd May to June 2nd 2024.You can find out more information and book events now at: https://www.hayfestival.comOr you can call the Box Office on 01497 822 629Heather’s Book recommendations are:The Universe versus Alex Woods by Gavin ExtenceDemon Copperhead by Barbara KingsolverThe Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley