Aug 12, 2018
A Far Cry From Kensington has many fans amongst the critics but what did Kate's book club make of it. Did they fall in love with Muriel Spark's genteel farce set in the postwar London publishing industry? Or did they need more convincing of Spark's genius. For an informed opinion we interview Hannah Griffin of the Spark Challenge Book Group, and find out what it's like being part of a book group who only read a single author's work. We finish with the usual round of recommendations to help you find your perfect book club read.
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Books mentioned in this episode: The Driver’s Seat; The Girls of Slender Means and Robinson, all by Muriel Spark, Amsterdam by Ian McEwan, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Terson, Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adoyemi, The Possessed by Elif Batuman, The Unseen by Roy Jacobson and Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi.