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The Book Club Review

Jan 15, 2020

Kate and Laura bring you a special episode on how to start and run a flourishing book club, from a variety of ways to get going to the pitfalls you’ll want to avoid. Packed full of inspiration from book clubs we’ve interviewed over the years, from a Proust Book Group in Paris to a book club dedicated to Jilly...


Dec 16, 2019

In our stacks this episode: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, Becoming by Michelle Obama, Seven Days in the Artworld by Sarah Thornton, 84 Charing Cross Road and The Duchess of Bloomsbury by Helene Hanff and Help Me! by Marianne Power. Listen in to find out what we thought of them, and whether there are any gems in there for...


Dec 1, 2019

Pat Barker's retelling of the Iliad from the female perspective proved a surprisingly marmite read. It was shortlisted for the Women's Prize and received wide critical praise but did it make for a good book club book? Listen in to find out whether we loved or loathed it, plus some recommendations for your next book club...


Nov 10, 2019

A book club for people who don't like the idea of all having to read the same book. At Bee's Bookshare everyone brings a book they’ve loved, loathed, can’t put down or can’t get into and shares them – best of all everyone gets to take away a new read at the end. We met up with Bryony Bishop, founder of Bee’s...


Oct 25, 2019

We delve into the whirlwind story of Elizabeth Holmes and her biotech company Theranos, at its height valued at 9 billion dollars, at its heart a product that didn't work. Wall Street Journal writer John Carreyrou's dogged efforts to penetrate the wall of fear and intimidation that locked in the truth are detailed in...