Talking Books

The brighter books show with Suzie Wilde and Tim O’Kelly

Published author Suzie Wilde and One Tree Books owner Tim O’Kelly explore their love of books, the joy of stories and the craft of writing as they meet published authors, Tim recommends good reads and Suzie shares a forgotten jewel as her backlist choice.

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Talking Books with guest Jennifer Selway – September 2021

Talking Books with guest Jennifer Selway – September 2021

Our guest, Jennifer Selway lives in Petersfield. She has a book just out – The Making of Horror movies: Key Figures who Established the Genre.

Jennifer was executive editor of the Daily Express and before that was a journalist on The Observer. Now writes a weekly opinion column in the Sunday Express.

Talking Books with guest Katie Marsh – July 2021

Talking Books with guest Katie Marsh – July 2021

We’re joined this month by Katie Marsh, whose latest book Unbreak Your Heart was our top selling book last month. She’s a Petersfield author whose books sell all over the world. After a ten year career in the NHS she left to take up writing full time.

Talking Books with guest Lissa Evans – June 2021

Talking Books with guest Lissa Evans – June 2021

This month we are talking to Lissa Evans, about her new book, out in paperback this month.

Lissa Evans writes for both adults and children when she’s not guesting on Backlisted Pod. Her recent novel, V for Victory – which is out in paperback from Black Swan in June – is set in London at the end of the Second World War and completes a loose historical trilogy which began with Old Baggage and Crooked Heart. Both hilarious and tragic.

Talking Books – May 2021

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 Book of the Month 2019.

Talking Books – April 2021

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 journey across the island of South Georgia. He was also a founder and first head fundraiser for the charity Help for Heroes. But he typically describes himself as ‘a passionate, but talentless, cricketer’

Talking Books – March 2021

Talking Books – March 2021

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.

Talking Books – February 2021

Talking Books – February 2021

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.

Talking Books – January 2021

Talking Books – January 2021

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.

Talking Books – December 2020

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.

Talking Books Café – 30 November 2020

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.

Talking Books – November 2020

Talking Books – November 2020

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.