The brighter books show with Suzie Wilde and Tim O’Kelly
Published author Suzie Wilde and bookshop owner Tim O’Kelly explore their love of books, the joy of stories and the craft of writing in this monthly series. We release a fresh edition of Talking Books on the third Monday of each month.
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Our guest this month is Tim Bouquet who grew up on his father’s farm at Butser. Tim is a ghost-writer and biographer who makes dry material into real page-turners.
Kathryn Evans has been an actor, a waitress, a celery cutter and a 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 and fencing. Her debut More of Me won the Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award.
This time, Suzie and Tim meet Thomas Harding, a bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than 16 languages. Plus this month’s reading lists from both Tim and Suzie.
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.
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.
Tim’s top picks for Christmas presents and an 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 gardening. WILL, the Will Greenwood autobiography, was shortlisted for the 2005 Sports Book Awards in the Best Autobiography category. His first novel, Otto Eckhart’s Ordeal, is recently published. Suzie is raving about her current read about a rock group in the Sixties and her Backlisted brings some much-needed laughter.
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 Rogerson.
Suzie Wilde and Tim O’Kelly discuss how they organise their bookshelves and the books they are currently reading. Tim talks about A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth and books that are being launched over the next few weeks while Suzie discusses Deadland by Alex Cupidi.
Suzie Wilde and John Welsman share their love of audio books in this first edition of our new Talking Books series.