Some people find studying books at school can take the joy out of them but luckily both Rob and Kate found they enjoyed the things they read, even though they were “made” to read them. Rob has chosen a collection of Shakespeare’s works and Kate has picked The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
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Kate and Rob discuss Jo Nesbo taking on Macbeth, the new ‘Shelf Help’ promotion from Vintage books and much more. Continue reading “Podcast: Shakespeare, Shelf Help and More”
Settle down for some reading this weekend with our selection of the best articles we enjoyed this past week. Continue reading “Weekend Reads: How to write the Simpsons, Fact-Checking Stephen King and more”
A mysterious gathering of thirteen people is interrupted by a local magistrate. Is it a witches’ Sabbat?
In Lancaster Castle, two notorious witches await trial and certain death, while the beautiful and wealthy Alice Nutter rides to their defence.
Elsewhere a starved child lurks. And a Jesuit priest and former Gunpowder plotter makes his way from France to a place he believes will offer him sanctuary.
But will it? And how can anyone be safe in Witch Country? Continue reading “Review: The Daylight Gate, by Jeanette Winterson”
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Join us in celebrating World Book Night, the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and death, and our first birthday! In a special extended live show, there is poetry, Shakespeare, readings from the selected World Book Night books and more! Continue reading “Podcast: World Book Night Live!”
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This week Rob and Kate discuss non-fiction and the books they are currently reading.
Rob and Kate discuss deleting words from the dictionary, looking up their meaning and made-up words!
Kate and Rob discuss the 2012 Man Booker Prize winner and their reading ambitions. Which books have you always wanted to read and why?
Kate and Rob discuss the stories that we keep returning to and whether it is always a good thing to have a sequel.