A lot of people have been searching for a book to make sense of the world in the last week, and 1984 by George Orwell has soared up the charts. What people looking for tips may not realise is that [Read more]
This week, Rob and Kate are reviewing – pretty much spoiler-free – the first two award-contender films they’ve seen, La La Land and Manchester By The Sea. They also chat through the book post they’ve been lucky enough to receive [Read more]
There are some fantastic books set to be published in 2017, Kate is looking forward to reading quite a few already. Here are a selection she’s adding to her TBR and hoping to share her thoughts on, over the coming [Read more]
Happy New Year from Rob and Kate, and welcome to 2017! Recorded on December 31 2016, we look back over the strange twelve months that made up 2016 and pick our books of the year.
Kate and special guests Simon, Gav and Darran are still on their quest to conquer Action Castle, guided by Rob (pardon me, the C64), with some bookish recommendation and occasional silliness along the way, but will they succeed? Part 2!
Rob and Kate are joined by special guests and occasional cohosts Simon, Gav and Darran for a Christmas Day adventure game, some slightly bawdy banter and, as always, some bookish chat and recommendations – part 1…
This week, we’re looking forward to the imminent festive break by planning our reading for Christmas 2016 – Rob and Kate pick (roughly) three books each to recommend.
This week, we have some of your feedback on comfort reads, and Kate and Rob head to the cinema to see Fantastic Beasts and A Monster Calls.
It’s been an ‘interesting’ week in the world so Rob and Kate pick out some of the books they turn to for their comfort reads.
Kate and Rob return with a look at the six books that comprised of this year’s Man Booker Prize 2016. What did they think of the shortlist and the eventual winner?
After a break, Kate and Rob are back to discuss anonymous works or those who write under pen names. Inspired by the publication of The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old they talk about famous examples over the years [Read more]
Today Will Be Different is the new novel from Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and when I spotted early copies, it’s safe to say I was pretty unashamed about seeing if I could nab one as I was really [Read more]
Rob and Simon are back with more Literally Unplanned.
This month, Kate and Darran recommend great YA books by BAME authors, and chat about the politics behind why it’s important. It’s a bit of a political episode, as it goes, given recent events around the tragic deaths of Alton [Read more]
Out now is Jessie Burton’s The Muse, her followup to The Miniaturist, Burton’s acclaimed debut novel. Find out how The Miniaturist came to be in this interview with Hayley Attwell, part of the 2015 Essex Book Festival.