Talking Books – May 2021

 It’s another YA special, with Sue Wallman –  a prize-winning author of YA thrillers. Her debut, Lying about Last Summer, was Winner of Zoella Book Club 2016 and she has since published another three, all winning awards and Dead Popular was WHSmith...

Talking Books – April 2021

 We are back in person at One Tree Books, ready for the bookshop to reopen to customers on 12 April. Our guest is Roger Morgan-Grenville. He was a soldier in the Royal Green Jackets for 9 years and led the first expedition to successfully retrace Shackleton’s ...

Talking Books – March 2021

The guest is Tim Bouquet, who grew up on his father’s farm at Butser. His mother still lives in Petersfield. He is a ghost-writer and biographer who makes dry material page-turners. Tim O’Kelly talks to him about his stunning book on Philip Jackson (sculpture studio...

Talking Books – February 2021

Our guest is Kathryn Evans, who has been an actor, a waitress, a celery cutter and newspaper deliverer – she’s even scrubbed the decks of the Mary Rose. Now she combines being an author with being a mum, running a farm, volunteering as co-Regional Advisor...

Talking Books – January 2021

Special guest Thomas Harding, a bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than 16 languages. He has written for the Sunday Times, the Washington Post and the Guardian, among other publications. He is the author of HANNS AND RUDOLF which won the...

Talking Books – December 2020

Tim and Suzie are joined in One Tree Books by bestselling author Kate Mosse. Suzie’s backlisted choice is Kate’s ghostly Christmas love story, set after the horrors of the First World War, The Winter Ghosts. With a short extract read by son, actor Felix Mosse. She is...

Talking Books Café – 30 November 2020

Tim and Suzie start their fortnightly catch up. bite-size chunks so you can have a cuppa, grab a biscuit, whatever. It’s pure pleasure – so join in twitter, FB or online. Starting with TV: Valhalla RisingThe Crown: fascination with 1980s! memories? Hatreds? Reality TV...

Talking Books – November 2020

Tim’s top picks for Christmas presents and a socially distanced interview with Niall Edworthy, the author of Main Battle Tank  and over a dozen other books under a variety of noms de plume, covering military history, biography, sport, general humour, wildlife and...

Talking Books – October 2020

It’s Halloween. Tim hates ghost stories and Suzie loves them. That’s not their only difference of opinion.  Tim meets Bob Stone, owner of Write Blend books in Liverpool, and I talk rainbow shelfies and Giles Coren’s end of books with author and bookstagrammer Mel...

Talking Books – September 2020

Suzie Wilde and Tim O’Kelly discuss what they are currently reading and what to look out for over the coming month. Suzie Wilde and Tim O’Kelly discuss how they organise their bookshelves and the books they are currently reading. Tim talks about A Suitable...