This week, Rob and Kate talk about the busy week of bookish events they’ve been to in London, including a Meet-The Author evening with Jonathan Safran Foer, London Book Fair 2016, and a Vintage Books Evening at Waterstones Piccadilly.
Just a short episode this week with Kate, as we’ve got lots to do preparing for Essex Book Festival, which launches on 1st March 2015 – hear about the events Kate and Rob are chairing, our trip to Drink Shop [Read more]
On Tuesday 17th February, Rob and I were very pleased to be invited by Will of Vintage to head along to Drink Shop Do, on Caledonian Road near King’s Cross in London, to Speakeasy Presents 10 for ’15 – ten novelists [Read more]
In the last year of the old millennium, Richard Mabey, Britain’s foremost nature writer, fell into a severe depression. The natural world – which since childhood had been a source of joy and inspiration for him – became meaningless. Then, [Read more]
Sometimes your child – the most familiar person of all – is radically different from you. The saying going that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But what happens when it does? Drawing on interviews with over three [Read more]
In 1985 Jeanette Winterson’s first novel, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, was published. It was Jeanette’s version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. It was a cover [Read more]
This book is about learning to live. In simple stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated, confounding and human of experiences. These are stories [Read more]
Rob and Kate discuss book covers, including the recent controversy over The Bell Jar, and what they now mean in an electronic world.