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#50 Book Round-Up

Season 3, Ep. 50
This week is our 50th Episode! This week we have our usual storm watch with Liv half hoping we get to storm Olivia and the usual Telly Talk. Highlights include: Booksmart, The Trial of Christine Keeler and both of us have some odd discoveries, from the Icelandic Eurovision entry to Julian Simmons introducing Coronation Street back in 1998. Our main topic this week is books, we go through everything we have been reading (and not finishing it Liv’s case) in the last 6 months. We for the first time (definitely not the last) get to hear from you, our lovely listeners and find out what you have been reading too. Once again we’d really like to thank you for all your emails and audio clips. You are the best, here's to another 50 episodes! Telly Talk JoJo Rabbit: The Trial of Christine Keeler: Emma: Booksmart: A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood: Iceland Eurovision Song: Julian Simmons Introduces Coronation Street UTV 1998: Love is Blind: Daisy Jones & The Six: Modern Love: Books Girl Woman Other, Bernadine Evaristo:  I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death, Maggie O Farrell:   To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee: The Stationery Shop of Tehran, Marjan Kamali: Bunny, Mona Awad: How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong, Elizebath Day: ME, Elton John: Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid: Mercury And Me, Jim Hutton and Tim Wapshott: The Poetry Pharmacy, William Sieghart: Modern Love: I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman, Nora Ephron: Our Stop, Laura Jane Williams: I Heart Hawaii, Lindsey Kelk: The Lido, Libby Page: The 24 Hour Cafe, Libby Page: Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad: Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge: The Comparison Cure, Lucy Sheridan: Green, Elly Pear: Eat Happy, Melissa Hemsley: Ordinary People:

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