May 31, 2020
Anna and Amanda find out that Britons are reading more in lockdown and query whether dystopia has lost its lustre.
Our book of the week is Red At The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, a young adult author, former Young People Poet Laureate, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and recipient of the...
May 24, 2020
Anna and Annie discuss the 2020 Miles Franklin Longlist.
Our book of the week is Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell, author of the best-selling memoir I Am, I Am, I Am. Her latest novel tells the story of Shakespeare's wife Agnes and their son Hamnet, who died aged 11, four years before Shakespeare wrote Hamlet. Marian Keyes...
May 18, 2020
Anna and Amanda discuss the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, awarded to Colson Whitehead for The Nickel Boys.
Our book of the week is The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld, award-winning author and "gothic genius" (Hannah Kent). This is a gripping novel about three women set in brooding coastal Scotland in the 18th century, 1950s...
May 14, 2020
Anna and Annie discuss the 2020 Old Peculier Crime Novel Longlist .
We reveal our top crime picks for isolation reading:
Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh
The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
Conviction by Denise Mina
Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
Death in the East by Abir Mukherjee
Apple Tree Yard by...
May 10, 2020
A special episode: we sit down with Annabel Bower to discuss her new book Miles Apart: A Heartfelt Guide to Surviving Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Baby Loss.
Annabel wrote this book after her fourth baby, Miles, was stillborn. It's a beautifully written, brave and heartbreaking story, combined with medical research and...