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52 minutes | May 23, 2020
Sex and Lies and Sally Rooney: Recent Reads
Books discussed: Sex and Lies by Leïla Slimani (tr. Sophie Lewis) --- Normal People by Sally Rooney --- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ---- Remember to rate and Leave us a review if you enjoy what we do!
40 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
The Women's Prize for Fiction: A Pre-Shortlist Chat
Join us for a discussion about the Women's Prize for Fiction! AKA our Oscars. We chat about our years-long love for the prize, our thoughts on this years longlist, and mention a few of our favourite titles from previous listings. *Amendment - Rachel Cusk has in fact been shortlisted once for the prize. Isabelle's point still stands apparently....
58 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
Recent Reads: The Five, Hamnet, Gingerbread, Any Other Mouth
Thank you so much for listening! Feel free to subscribe, rate and review if you enjoy our podcast and want to support us.Books Mentioned: Any Other Mouth by Anneliese Mackintosh / The Five by Hallie Rubenhold / Wranglestone by Darren Charlton / Patience by Toby Litt / Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell / Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi.
50 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Episode Two / A Gothic Deep-Dive with Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights
Theres a very slight ‘sat in a well’ quality to Isabelle’s audio this round. We've fixed the issue for next episode..If you enjoyed the episode please consider subscribing and giving us a positive rating on itunes as it really helps a podcast get off the ground. See you next time!Books Mentioned: The Castle of Otranto by Horace WalpoleA Sicilian Romance by Ann RadcliffeThe Italian by Ann RadcliffeWuthering Heights by Emily BronteThe Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James HoggFrankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)Rebecca by Daphne du MaurierGhost Wall by Sarah MossThe Robber Bride by Margaret AtwoodLanny by Max Porter
36 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Episode One / Cosy Comfort Reads for your Apocalypse TBR
Thank you for listening to our very first episode of Back to the Books in which we recommend some heart-warming escapist fiction for your apocalypse reading pile.We did a few episodes of... questionable quality a few years back that will, like the first seasons of Parks and Rec and Blackadder, be carefully pushed under the carpet of history. So this is us starting afresh and we really hope you enjoy.If you enjoyed the episode please consider subscribing and giving us a positive rating on itunes as it really helps a podcast get off the ground. See you next time!Books Mentioned: The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden(The Bear and the Nightingale, The Girl in the Tower and The Winter of the Witch)Sweet Sorrow by David NichollsOne Day by David NichollsAll the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane AndersHow to Stop Time by Matt HaigReasons to Stay Alive by Matt HaigNotes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
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