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The Book Club Review

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...


Oct 19, 2019

Listen in as we discuss the books we've reading outside of book club. In Laura's stack: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch and Queenie, by Candice Carty Williams, while Kate has The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, The Friend by Sigrid Nunez and The Easternmost House by...


Oct 11, 2019

Annie and Dave tell us about their family book club that has kept their family engaging with books and debating their merits for seven years now. They give us their tips for making it work and we follow up with some recommendations for books we might try out on our own families.


Sep 15, 2019

A sweeping and evocative portrait of an Egyptian family at a time of great social change, from Nobel Prizewinning author Naguib Mahfouz. 'Writing worthy of a Tolstoy, a Flaubert or a Proust' said The Independent newspaper but what did Laura's book club make of it? Listen in to find out, plus lots of great...