By Paul Jeorrett
BookyliciousAug 03, 2021
Bookylicious Series 3 Episode 2 - Sian Hughes author of 'Pearl'
In this episode Paul interviews Sian hughes the Booker longlisted author of ‘Pearl’ in her beautiful bookshop Magpie Books in Malpas , Cheshire https://www.magpiebookshop.co.uk/
Sian talks about the long process of writing ‘Pearl, Old English poetry in the Cheshire dialect, being longlisted for the Booker prize, the Wales/Cheshire border and much more!
For more information about Sian here are a couple of sites with more information:
And as always here is our bookshelf.org bookshelf with some of the books we mention:
Apologies because this was recorded on location the sound levels are a little variable but hopefully this won’t spoil your enjoyment.
Bookylicious Series 3 Episode 1 - Dani Robertson - 'All Through the Night'
In this episode Paul talks to Dani Robertson the Dark Sky Officer for Prosiect Nos Dark Skies Partnership in North Wales. She is author of ‘All Through the Night’ a book highlighting the issues of light pollution and what we can all do about it. Here are some links about Dani and Project Nos
As always you can see books we talked about in our bookshop.org bookshelf https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/bookylicious-series-3-episode-1-dani-robertson-all-through-the-night
Bookylicious Series 2 Episode 13 - The Name of the Rose
In this episode Gwyn reviews Umberto Eco's 'The Name of the Rose' and Paul feeds back on his viewing of the 1986 film of the book and the 2019 TV series.
Paul recommends some Medieval monastic sleuths to follow on from 'The Name of the Rose'.
For details of the books mentioned please check our bookshelf here https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/bookylicious-series-2-episode-13-the-name-of-the-rose
Libraries, librarians magic and witches and everything in between! Bookylicious Season 2 Episode 12
In this show Paul and Holly chat about novels featuring libraries and librarians inspired by the Electric Literature reading list https://electricliterature.com/7-novels-that-reveal-librarians-behind-the-shelves/ From which emerges ‘The Name of the Rose’ by Uberto Eco as our book of the month.
Gwyn shares her favourite reads about magic and mysticism.
Paul and Holly discuss their current reads and hopefully we will inspire you in our varied choice!
All books mentioned can be found on our Bookshop.Org bookshelf https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/books-featuring-librarians-and-librarians-and-gwyn-explores-all-things-magical-and-mystical-bookylicious-series-2-episode-12
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Jennifer Kavanagh - 'And this shall be my dancing day' - Bookylicious Series 2 Episode 11
In this episode Paul is in conversation with Jennifer Kavanagh about her new novel ‘And this shall be my dancing day’ and they also discuss the creative process.
If you want to know more about Jennifer and her writing you can find out more here https://www.jenniferkavanagh.co.uk/
To buy or find out more about Jennifer’s book and some of the other books we mentioned here is our Bookshop.org bookshelf https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/jennifer-kavanagh-and-this-shall-be-my-dancing-day-bookylicious-series-2-episode-11
Bookylicious Series 2 Episode 10 - 'The Silver Sword' andClassic Children's Fiction
In this episode we discuss our book of the month ‘The Silver
Sword’ by Ian Serraillier. For more information on Ian Serraillier go to www.seh.ox.ac.uk/people/ian-serraillier
We also take a look at the latest BBC list of 100 Greatest
Children’s Books of All Time which you can explore here www.bbc.com/culture/article/20230522-the-100-greatest-childrens-books-of-all-time
For all the books we mentioned in this episode please go to
our bookshop at uk.bookshop.org/lists/ian-serraillier-s-the-silver-sword-and-children-s-classics
You can find more information about Bookylicious and how to
contact us here www.bookylicious.com
Bookylicious Series 2 Episode 9 - Book of the Month 'The Sandman' by Neil Gaiman
In this episode Gwyn and Paul explore the graphic novel ‘The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes and Nocturnes’ by Neil Gaiman and its recent Netflix adaptation. If you feel inspired to explore the world of graphic novels and comics why not have a look at the excellent Page 45 bookshop site https://page45.com/
For most of the books we discuss in this episode go to the bookshelf in our bookshop here https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/neil-gaiman-s-the-sandman-bookylicious-series-2-episode-9
Gwyn also mentions Joanna Biggs book ‘A Life of One’s Own’ which has only just been published, you can read an extract here https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2023/04/03/on-mary-wollstonecraft/
Plus there is a unofficial playlist on Spotify for the Sandman series https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1WiEftzChg34LESRtnJehr?si=49b8ca8c968b464d
Max Porter, the Medieval and much more... Bookylicious Series 2 Episode 8
Paul and Holly chat about Max Porter, one of Britain’s most innovative and creative author’s writing today with his latest book being ‘Shy’. The conversation then turns to all things Medieval with ‘The Wake’ by Paul Kingsnorth and ‘Cuddy’ by Benjamin Myers. Paul reflects on some of the highlights at this year’s Wrexham Carnival of Words.
To see some of the books we mention go to https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/max-porter-the-medieval-and-much-more-bookylicious-series-2-episode-8
For more information about Paul Kingsnorth and Dark Mountain see https://www.paulkingsnorth.net/
And for more about Max porter and his books go to https://www.maxporter.co.uk/
Bookylicious Series 2 Episode 7 - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and other fantastical imaginings
In this episode Gwyn and Paul discuss the Book of the Month Joan Aiken’s ‘The Wolves of Willoughby Chase’ and then dive down the rabbit hole to explore the origins of fantasy fiction.
You can find the full text of Tolkien on Fairy Tales here https://archive.org/details/on-fairy-stories_202110
If you wish to watch the BBC adaptation of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase you can find it here on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA_LNZIHHj8&t=61s
All the books we discuss are in our Bookshop.org bookshop here https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/the-wolves-of-willoughby-chase-and-other-fantastic-imaginings-bookylicious-series-2-episode-7
Gwyn also mentions Joseph Campbell’s ‘Hero with a Thousand Faces’ which you can find here https://archive.org/details/the-hero-with-a-thousand-faces-by-joseph-campbell
There is only one episode of Bookylicious this month we will be back with two in May!
Bookylicious Series 2 Episode 6 - Book of the Month 'Edgelands' by Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts
Paul, Gwyn and Lara chat about ‘Edgelands’ by Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts
It leads to a great discussion about nature in unexpected places and on our back doorstep. One other book gets a brief mention along the way and that is ‘How Green was my Valley’ by Richard Llewellyn where nnaature and industry collide in the South Wales valleys.
For the insatiably curious among you here is a link to an episode of ‘Old Country’ starring Jack Hargreaves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpRvcEC2fnY this will give you a flavour of who we were talking about. His biography is interesting as well https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Hargreaves
From Harry Potter to Hag Seed - Bookylicious Season 2 Episode 5
In this episode Paul, Gwyn, Holly and Lara catch up on some of their latest good reads. Listener and author Patricia Bracewell raises the question would there be Harry Potter without The Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper? Gwyn champions Stephen King’s ‘Fairy Tale’ as a great read; Holly and Lara both recommend Margaret Atwood’s ‘Hag Seed’ and Paul delves into Victorian natural history with Isabella Tree’s ‘John Gould, the Bird Man’. We also catch up on the most recent book group read by Amy Liptrot.
Lara recommends two Liverpool bookshops News from Nowhere in Bold Street http://newsfromnowhere.org.uk/and Out of Print in Smithdown Road
For a list of some of the books we talk about on the show go here https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/from-harry-potter-to-hag-seed-bookylicious-season-2-episode-5
Bookylicious Series 2 Episode 4 - Book of the Month - Treasure Island and some of our favourite bookshops
Paul Gwyn and Holly discuss Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, this month’s book of the month. We also highlight some of our favourite bookshops including:
Troutmark Books (Cardiff and Newport) https://www.troutmarkbooks.com/
Books Llangollen https://www.booksllangollen.co.uk/
Booka Bookshop (Oswestry) https://www.bookabookshop.co.uk/
Juno Books (Sheffield) https://www.junobooks.co.uk/shop
To see and buy some of the books we discussed in this episode go to https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/treasure-island-and-our-favourite-bookshops-bookylicious-series-2-episode-4
To get early bird festival tickets for Wrexham Carnival of Words 2023 go to https://wrexhamcarnivalofwords.com/
Bookylicious Series 2 Episode 3 "What the Dickens!"
In this episode Paul, Holly and Gwyn through the spotlight on Charles Dickens, including ‘Six things you almost certainly didn’t know about Dicken’s’ . What fun we had!
For a flavour of what Dicken’s World’ was like here is a brief video from 2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jdx1docVTI
For some of the books we mentioned go to our Bookylicious bookshelf here https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/what-the-dicken-s-bookylicious-series-2-episode-3
Bookylicious Season 2 Episode 2 - Book of the month - The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Paul, Gwyn and Lara talk about their Book of the Month selection Susan Cooper’s ‘The Dark is Rising’ a perfect Winter read. You can find the new BBC World Service adaptation here www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/w13xtvp7
To see all the books we mention in this episode plus a few more children and young adult takes on the Arthurian legend go to uk.bookshop.org/lists/the-dark-is-rising-bookylicious-series-2-ep-2
Bookylicious Season 2 Episode 1 – New Year Reading Targets and Resolutions!
Paul, Gwyn and Lara get 2023 off to a flying start, talking about reading resolutions and targets (not challenges). Bookylicious has a new feel with two shorter episodes a month whilst keeping book chat you love and occasional author interviews we will be introducing some new feature such as Book of the Month, Classic Author Spotlight, favourite book podcasts and much more.
To see and buy all the books mentioned on the show go to https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/new-year-reading-challenges-bookylicious-series-2-ep-1
Episode 16 - David Ebsworth 'The house on Hunter Street' and Monika Evans on literature in translation
In this episode Paul interviews author David Ebsworth (aka Dave McCall) about his new book ‘The House on Hunter Street’ set in Liverpool in 1911. For more information about Dave and his previous books go to www.davidebsworth.com
Paul also talks to Monika Evans about her love for ‘The Master and Magarita’ by Mikhail Bulgakov and the challenges and surprises (Robert Burns in Silesian!) of literature in translation. Dave also speaks from about having his novel ‘Until the Curtain Falls’ translated into Spanish. You can go and check out Monika’s excellent work as a singer songwriter here https://soundcloud.com/monikaevans-music
Gwyn, Lara and Paul catch up after the long summer and check in on their current reading.
Here are some of the other books we talked about:
Alexandre Dumas – The Count of Monte Cristo
Charlotte Belton – Putin’s People
Janina Ramirez - Femina
Elise Downing - Coasting
Arthur C. Clarke – Cradle
Dan Jones – Hollow Crown
Graham Swift – Waterland
Nyuyen Phan Que Mai – The Mountains Sing
Cixin Liu – The Three Body Problem
Andri Snaer Magnason - Lovestar
Tove Jansson – The True Deceiver
Stieg Larsson – The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo
Victor Hugo – Les Miserables
Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis
Nora Krug - Heimat
Episode 15 - Summer reading recommendations
A slightly shorter episode than usual, that's because we needed to get into a cool shady spot and read! In this episode Gwyn, Holly and Paul recommend books from their to be read pile for you to take on your Summer holidays. Be it your backyard or a beach far far away there may be a book just for you.
We give a shout out to an excellent podcast The Rest is History and you can listen to it here https://open.spotify.com/show/7Cvsbcjhtur7nplC148TWy
Here is the link to the Bloody Scotland website https://bloodyscotland.com/
Here are some of the books we discussed:
Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo
Bora Chung - Cursed Bunny
Virginia Woolf - Orlando
D. L. Marshall - Anthrax Island
Yukio Mishima - Star
Sally Rooney - Conversations with Friends
Rainer Maria Rilke - Letters to a Young Poet
Natalia Ginzburg - All Our Yesterdays
Lucinda Riley - Seven Sisters
T. S. Eliot - The Waste Land
Zoe Gilbert - Mischief Acts
S. G. Maclean - The Seeker
Amy Liptrot - The Instant
Tom Holland - Persian Fire
Episode 14 - "It is better to travel well than to arrive" Buddha
In this episode we explore travel and travel writing. Paul interviews Pete Evans (19 mins) author of 'Resurrection River' and 'The Holy Dee' and they chat about travel books that have inspired them, with lots of travellers tales weaved in. Gwyn, Lara and Paul also talk about travel writing that has inspired them (1:07). Also a shout out to friend of the show Pat Bracewell and you can find her blog here http://www.patriciabracewell.com/blog/
Here are links to the books we chat about about:
Alexander Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo
Emily Houghton - Before I Saw You
Anna Keay - The Restless Republic, Britain without a Crown
Michelle Paver - Wakenhyrst
As promised there is a very long list of books we talk about and we hope they inspire you to read and travel from your armchair or beyond!
Robert Macfarlane - The Old Ways
Dan Richards - Outpost
Robert Macfarlane and Dan Richards - Holloway
Amy Jeffs - Storyland
Monisha Rajesh - Around the World in 80 Trains
Bill Bryson - Neither Here Nor There
Will Ferguson - Hokkaido Highway Blues
Heinrich Harrer - Seven Years in Tibet
Hilly Janes - Three Lives of Dylan Thomas
George Borrow - Wild Wales
Cees Nooteboom - Roads to Santiago
Bruce Chatwin - In Patagonia
Robert Harris - Pompeii
Episode 13 - “I am no bird, and no net ensnares me” Jane Eyre
In this episode we have an interview with Patricia Bracewell author of the Emma of Normandy historical fiction series ‘Shadow on the Crown’; ‘The Price of Blood’ and ‘The Steel Beneath the Silk’. We discuss all things Anglo-Saxon, Viking and strong women in history! This leads Paul and Gwyn on to a chat about string female leads in fiction. We also briefly mention the BBC’s Big Jubilee Read which is an interesting list of 70 books that are representative of each decade since 1952 from across the UK and the Commonwealth. Oh and not forgetting you may wish to check out the magnificent Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers
As some of our regular listeners may have noticed this episode is a little late going live. The technical gremlins offered some challenges, especially in the first section of the episode, rather than delay any further we have decided to go ahead. Hopefully the sound quality won’t detract from your enjoyment.
Here are some of the books which get a mention:
- Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden
- Anna Sewell - Black Beauty
- Jennifer Lucy Allen - The Foghorn's Lament
- Mark Billingham - Rabbit Hole and Cry Baby
- Carys Davies - The Redemption of Galen Pike and The Mission House
- George Eliot - Middlemarch
- Charles Dickens - Bleak House and Little Dorrit
- Michelle Paver - Wakenhyrst
- Manda Scott - Boudicca Series
- Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
- Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones Diary
- Thomas Hardy - Far From the Madding Crowd and Tess of the D'Urbervilles
- Sarah Hilary - Fragile
- Terry Prachett - Discworld Series
- Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
Episode 12 - Poetry in Motion Part 2
Wow! This is a bumper episode full of some wonderful things! We start with Paul and gwyn chatting about books that they are currently reading; there is an interview with poet and writer Peter Read at about 31 minutes in and we end at 1 hour 10 minutes with Lara in conversation with Paul and sharing here favourite poems and poets.
You can find links to some of Peter Read’s work here https://www.gwales.com/search_basic/
To get you tickets for Wrexham Carnival of Words 2022 click here https://wrexhamcarnivalofwords.com/events/
And here are just some of the books, poems and poets we mentioned:
Gwyn and I chatted about Michelle Paver author of Wakenhyrst and Dark Matter; The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles; Help the Witch by Tom Cox; Borderland, a Journey Through the history of Ukraine by Anna Reid; Putin’s People by Catherine Belton; Grey Bees and Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkuv and The Rumour by Lesley Kara.
Peter Read mentions a biography of one of his favourite philosophers Clare Carlisle’s – Philosopher of the Heart, the restless Life of Soren Kierlegaard
These are some of the poems and poets Lara and I mention, Spike Milligan; Ogden Nash; Daffodilsby William Wordsworth; Rememberby Christina Rosetti; Treesby Joyce Kilmer; Sonnets from the Portuguese 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Miraclesby Walt Whitman; I Felt a Funeral in my Brain by Emily Dickinson; Annabel Leeby Edgar Allan Poe; Still I Riseby Maya Angelou.
Finally the new book by Ian Lucas is called Digital Gangsters
Episode 11 - Poetry in Motion Part 1
In this first of two episodes Paul and Holly explore the joys of all things poetic.
At 20 minutes in you will find an interview with poet and writer Liz Lefroy. You can find out more about Liz at her website https://lizlefroy.wixsite.com/liz-lefroyand this is a link to her blog here https://someonesmumsays.blogspot.com/
This is a link for the playlist that goes with this show, please feel to add relevant tracks for us all to enjoy! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5rTORm6NCVm6CTYjRkUyct?si=25adc661b2474702
Here are some of the books and poems that get a mention
Hermann Hesse - Steppenwolf
John Suchet – Beethoven: the man revealed
John Suchet – The Last Master Trilogy a fictional biography of Ludwig van Beethoven
T.E. Carhart – The Piano Shop on the Left Bank
T S Eliot – Collected Poems 1902-1962
Andrew McMillan - Physical
Phillip Gross – Love Songs of Carbon
John Donne – The Sun Rising
James Joyce – Chamber Music
Kate Tempest – Brand New Ancients
Wendy Cope – Serious Concerns
Sylvia Plath – Lady Lazarus
Hannah Lowe – The Kids
Mary Oliver – New and Selected poems Volume 1
Episode 10 - The Streets of London
In this episode our theme is London. At 19 minutes you will find an interview with author Jennifer Kavanagh about her book ‘Let Me Take You by the Hand, True Tales from the London’s Streets’. You can find more about Jennifer and her work here https://www.jenniferkavanagh.co.uk/
There is an eclectic Spotify playlist to accompany this episode and you can it here https://open.spotify.com/playlist/27R7wCg3896XowhqMszYyg?si=297b766b62c34384
Here are some of the books we mention ( Lara and Paul are preparing a more extensive bibliography of London books so keep an eye on our website www.bookylicious.com for that):
What Paul, Gwyn, Holly and Lara reading:
Books set in or about London:
Charles Dickens - Bleak House
Iris Murdoch - Under the Net
Episode 9 - It's Christmas!
Paul and Lara chat about books that they might like to see under the Christmas tree, their favourite Christmas/winter poems and stories and what books they would like to give to others.
Our Christmas stories and poems are:
‘The Oxen’ by Thomas Hardy (Lara)
The books we’d like for Christmas:
‘Help the Witch’ by Tom Cox (Gwyn)
‘Lily’ by Rose Tremain (Lara)
‘Ariadne’ by Jennifer Saint (Lara)
The books we would like to give others:
‘The Bell’ by Iris Murdoch (Paul)
‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell (Lara)
And the Christmas playlist can be found here https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1oQMeFB078Tzw1Rl9xa2ar?si=6b651d8eae59402c
Episode 8 - Through the Looking Glass
In this episode Paul, Gwyn and Holly celebrate the 150thanniversary of the publication of Alice Through the Looking Glass. Paul dives down the rabbit hole with Mark Davies author, guide and Oxford local historian to discuss aspects of Lewis Carroll and Alice. You can find out more about Mark’s books here Alice in Waterland and King of Balloons and a link to the Lewis Carroll Society here https://lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk/
Also in this episode we muse on the joy of bookshops with a shout out to the Ladies Who Londonpodcast and their episode on London Bookshops which you can find here https://www.ladieswholondon.com/post/bookmarking-the-best-bookshops-in-london
One of Gwyn’s favourite bookshops is Troutmarkbooks in Cardiff. You can find the links for crowdfunding to keep Book-ishin Crickhowell open here https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-keep-bookish-on-the-high-street?member=15332081and the link to support the staff at Berwyn Books which burnt down recently here https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-staff-at-berwyn-books
This is the link to the episode playlist with songs inspired by Carroll and Alice https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1dpcHN6KDDidmiSHwAPJo4?si=52b7cc95e0e04694
And finally here are the links to some of the books we talk about in this episode:
Oliver Burkeman - Four Thousand Weeks
Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart
Virginia Woolf – To the Lighthouse
Edgar Allan Poe – Short Stories
Margaret Atwood – Handmaids Tale
Robert Tombs – The English and their History
Timothy Snyder and Nora Krug – On Tyranny
Nora Krug – Heimat
George Eliot – Middlemarch
Episode 7 - Halloween
In this episode Gwyn and Paul chat about scary stories and things that go bump in the night. Ghosts, witches and exorcists and even Holst's Planet Suite. As well as some of the books and stories we chatted about listed below we have also done a Spotify playlist to accompany the episode you can find it here https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3yTJ7q7EhKyJqS5uJNkW7u?si=4e1e0d2f08674c8d
Here are some of the stories and books we discussed
Edward Parnell - Ghostland, in search of a haunted country
Charles Dickens - The Signalman
Jason Bray - Deliverance
Phil Rickman - The Wine of Angels (the first in the Merrily Watkins series)
Graham Swift - Waterland
M. R. James - Rats
Jon McGregor - Reservoir 13
Episode 6 - "Once upon a time in the West"
In this episode Holly, Gwyn and Paul explore the literature of the American West. Including an interview with Anna North author of 'Outlawed'. You can find more about Anna on her website www.annanorth.net where you will also a suggested soundtrack to accompany 'Outlawed' and some excellent further reading. Other books we discuss or touch on in this episode include:
James Fennimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans (the 1971 BBC adaptation starred Welsh actor Philip Madoc as 'Magua' and the series is said to have popularised the Mohican hairstyle)
Owen Wister - The Virginian
Zane Grey - Riders of the Purple Sage
Arthur Conan Doyle - A Study in Scarlet
Elmore Leonard - Hombre
Cormac McCarthy - All the Pretty Horses
Thomas Eidson - St Agnes' Stand
Patrick De Witt - The Sisters Brothers
Charles Frazier - Cold Mountain
Larry McMurtry - Lonesome Dove
Stephen King - The Gunslinger
Louis Sacher - Holes
Apologies if I've missed any. Last but not least the mystical western starring Pierce Brosnan that I couldn't recall in the podcast was of course 'Seraphim Falls'
Episode 5 - Gladstone's Library
In this special episode Paul speaks to Peter Francis, Warden and Louisa Yates, Director of Collections and Research at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden. In the interview we discover how Gladstone's Library was originally created and how it has evolved. We also find out what has been going on behind the scenes while the Library has been closed and look forward to the re-opening today 1 September 2021 and the forthcoming Gladfest which takes place online 11-12 September. For more information about this unique and wonderful place visit their website at www.gladstoneslibrary.org
Episode 4 - "Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy"
Books in the fantasy genre can represent a diverse range of subjects and ideas. In this episode we explore what fantasy literature might or might not be. Gwyn interviews Tiffani Angus author of 'Threading the Labyrinth' you can find out more about her here http://www.tiffani-angus.com/
Here are some of the books we mention in this episode:
Matthew Syed - 'Rebel Ideas'
Franz Kafka - 'The Trial'
Samantha Shannon - 'The Priory of the Orange Tree'
Alice Roberts - 'Ancestors a Pre-history of Britain in Seven Burials'
Robert Holdstock - 'Mythago Wood'
H P Lovecraft - 'The Call of Cthulhu'
Eoin Colfer - 'Artemis Fowl'
Episode 3 - "We are made by history" - Historical Fiction Extravaganza
This episode is all about history, specifically historical fiction. In this episode:
Dave McCall (AKA David Ebsworth) and Holly Thorpe talk about the importance of historical fiction to them. You can find information about Dave's books here http://www.davidebsworth.com/ and the link to the Young Walter Scott Prize is here https://www.walterscottprize.co.uk/young-walter-scott-prize/
Rebecca Hill talks about how The Last Kingdom series of boom/3nc9tmmr oks changed her life. Rebecca shares her favourite historical fiction reads on Good Reads at https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3639817-rebecca?shelf=historical-fiction
Our book recommendations include:
For more information about the podcast go to https://www.bookylicious.com/
Episode 2 - Small is Beautiful
This month the Bookylicious team explore the joys of short stories and essays, each of us choosing three stories of essays to recommend. Chekhov, Sherlock Holmes, Ursula le Guin, bodysnatchers, the Moon and crows. The short form is truly beautiful and diverse. Plus we chat about books we are reading. Something for everyone to be inspired! Here are some of the short stories we discuss:
Bookylicious Episode 1
In this episode you will meet the team Paul, Gwyn, Lara and Holly. We chat about what we are reading just now including Neil Gaiman, Barabara Erskine, Phillip Pullman and Kathleen Jamie. Paul interviews Dylan Hughes, Dave McCall and Sue Miller founders of Wrexham Carnival of Words and previews this year's festival www.wrexhamcarnivalofwords.com.