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This Months Interview

This month we are talking to bestselling author Sophie Kinsella. She has sold over 45 million copies of her books in more than 60 countries, and she has been translated into over 40 languages. Madeleine Wickham was born in London. She studied music at New College, Oxford, but after a year switched to Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Her first novel was published under her real name, when she was 24, and working as a financial journalist. 

This Months Books were

  • Mainly by Gyles Brandreth 
  • The Gardener by Salley Vickers 
  • The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Gift of a Radio by Justin Webb 
  • The Anomaly by Herve Le Tellier
  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 
  • The Hidden Beach/Christmas in the Snow Karen Swan
  • The Party Crasher/ Undomestic Goddess Sophie Kinsella
  • Treacle Walker Alan Garner (breakthrough novel aged 87) So many links to Owl Service but also in Piranesi. Thin places.

What’s Coming Up

The list for Christmas is long and in the audio

Suzie’s backlisted, with extract from:

Owl Service by Alan Garner

A new edition of Talking Books is broadcast on the third Monday of the month at 8pm on Petersfield’s Shine Radio. It’s repeated at many other times during the month.