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OurShelves with special guest Linda Grant

  How can we reconsider failure? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Linda Grant, a multi-award-winning author whose latest novel, A Stranger City, is out now in paperback. In this episode Lucy and […]

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Read an extract from Lila by Marilynne Robinson

In anticipation of the release of Jack we’re revisiting the novels where it all began. Read an extract from Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Lila, homeless and alone after years of […]

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OurShelves with special guest Margaret Atwood

  Does nostalgia change the way you feel about the past?   In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Margaret Atwood, two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize and author of more than forty works, […]

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OurShelves with special guests Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

  What does friendship mean to you? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, creators of the hit podcast; Call Your Girlfriend. In this episode Lucy, Ann and Aminatou […]

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Read an extract from Home by Marilynne Robinson

In anticipation of the release of Jack we’re revisiting each novel in the Gilead quartet. Here is an extract from Women’s Prize winning novel, Home. Jack Boughton – prodigal son – has been gone twenty […]

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Read an extract from Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

In anticipation of the release of Jack we’re revisiting the novel where it all began, Gilead. In 1956, towards the end of Reverend John Ames’s life, he begins a letter to his young son. This […]

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Where to start with Marilynne Robinson’s novels

Marilynne Robinson is widely considered to be one of America’s greatest writers and thinkers, counting among her accolodes the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway Pen award. Her novels […]

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Lessons from our grandmothers

‘What I’m saying — and nobody will tell you this but me — is that your hair is going to be frizzy. All of the time. You’ll be beside yourself.’ Bess Kalb has saved every […]

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