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Books On The Go

Nov 2, 2020

A special 150th episode!

Anna chats with Jennie Orchard, curator of The Gifts of Reading: the Joys of Reading, Giving and Receiving Books, inspired by Robert Macfarlane.  We could not think of a more apt book to celebrate our 150th 'birthday' than this incredible collection as today's best writers share stories about their reading life and books they have given and received. A perfect gift and a joyous read. 

Highlights include Chigozie Obioma, Candice Carty-Williams, Max Porter, Jan Morris, William Boyd, Philip Pullman, Sisonke Msimang, Marcus Zusak and Room to Read founder John Wood. 

Jennie also shares the 5 books that she most often gives as gifts:

No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani translated by Omid Tofighian

The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri

The Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura

Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

Coming up: Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie and What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez.

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Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz