Read All About It
Extra! Extra! Read All About It Funny Books Special
Season 1, Ep. 32
It the latest Extra podcast episode, Paul Cuddihy and Chris Dolan chat about some of their favourite funny books.
Lucy Nichol, writer
Season 2, Ep. 30
Lucy is a writer and PR consultant whose work has appeared in The Independent, The I Paper, NME, Red Magazine, Den of Geek, Huff Post and many more. She is also a former columnist with Sarah Millican’s Standard Issue magazine and often interviews guests for the Standard Issue podcast. She has also published two books - A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes: naming and shaming mental health stigmas, and a novel, The Twenty-Seven Club.Lucy is passionate about challenging mental health and particularly addiction stigma, has worked with the media in PR and marketing for over 18 years and has experienced anxiety for even longer.
AJ Pearce, writer
Season 2, Ep. 29
AJ Pearce grew up in Hampshire and worked in magazine publishing and marketing before getting into writing. After gaining a degree in American studies at the University of Sussex, she embarked on a two-decade career in magazine marketing, working on everything from What’s New in Engineering to Smash Hits.And it is the world of magazine publishing that provided the backdrop for her highly-acclaimed debut novel, Dear Mrs Bird, which was published back in 2018 and became a Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard & Judy Book Club pick.The novel is set in London in 1941 and features Emmeline Lake, an aspiring journalist who begins working on the Woman’s Friend magazine, assisting the formidable Mrs Bird, the magazine’s resident agony aunt.And Emmeline’s adventures continue in Yours Cheerfully – AJ’s new novel which has just been published.
Caro Ramsay, writer
Season 2, Ep. 28
Caro Ramsay is a Scottish crime writer who has published 14 novels to great acclaim. The first of those, Absolution, came out in 2007 and was shortlisted for the British Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger Award for first books by unpublished writers. It was also the first in a series set in Glasgow and featuring DI Colin Anderson and DS Freddie Costello. To date, there have been 12 novels in the series, the most recent - On An Outgoing Tide - published earlier this year. Caro has also published two stand-alone novels, Mosaic and The Cursed Girls, which has just come out in paperback.A graduate of the British School of Osteopathy, Caro also runs a large osteopath centre, treating animals and humans.