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 – June 2022

Talking Books – June 2022

This month we have two guests, Wendy Smith as promised last month, come to talk about her brilliantly named book club ‘Reading between the Wines’. She’s also Fundraising Manager for The Rosemary Foundation Hospice at Home, and we did an event here with author David Jarrett, whose book 33 Meditations on Death has sold really well

Talking Books – May 2022

Talking Books – May 2022

The interview is with David Fennell, whose crime novels feature seem graphic descriptions of fictional violence. The interview makes a minor reference to this.

Talking Books – April 2022

Talking Books – April 2022

In addition to talking through what has been read, what is coming up shortly and then a back-listed book, we have an interview with Ben Dark.

Talking Books – March 2022

Talking Books – March 2022

Suzie and Tim discuss favourite books of the month and look forward to exciting things coming up.   This months interviews are with Martin Muncaster and Sir Vince Cablei

Talking Books – February 2022

Talking Books – February 2022

Suzie and Tim discuss favourite books of the month, look forward to exciting things coming up.   This months interview is with best selling authors Elly Griffiths and Lesley Thomson from the Crime Writing Course they tutor at West Dean.

Talking Books – January 2022

Talking Books – January 2022

Suzie and Tim choose their favourite books from 2021, endeavour to lighten a dark January and look forward to what will be coming in 2022.

Talking Books with guest Gyles Brandreth – December 2021

Talking Books with guest Gyles Brandreth – December 2021

This month our guest is Gyles Brandreth. Gyles is already well known in Petersfield. He’s one of Britain’s most sought-after speakers. A star of Celebrity Gogglebox, a veteran of QI and Have I Got News For You, and for many years one of the stars of Just a Minute BBC Radio 4. His many books include nine detective novels biographies (notably Philip: The Final Portrait) and four recent best-sellers.

Talking Books with guest Sophie Kinsella, – November 2021

Talking Books with guest Sophie Kinsella, – November 2021

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. 

Talking Books with guest John Micklewright, – October 2021

Talking Books with guest John Micklewright, – October 2021

Our guest is John Micklewright who is professor emeritus at University College London, an economist working on poverty and inequality with a number of books on these subjects – but now turning to travel writing. His earlier posts included a dozen years working in Italy – in Florence – and a spell with the UN. He now lives in Winchester.

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.