Clare Mackintosh & Curdella Forbes

Book Shambles

Today Josie and Robin are joined by two brilliant authors, Curdella Forbes and Clare Mackintosh. First up they chat to Curdella about her new book, A Tall History of Sugar, and the blending of fact and fiction in that latest, acclaimed novel. In the second interview they are joined by multiple Sunday Times bestseller Clare Mackintosh and chat about the real life tragedy behind her latest novel After the End.

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes

After the End by Clare Mackintosh

Cotton Comes to Harlam by Chester Himes

Lang’s Fair Books by Andrew Lang and Leonora Blanche Alleyne

Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Gender Advertisements by Erving Goffman

Stigma by Erving Goffman

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

The work of Michael Moorcock

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

The work of Jenny Colgan

Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky

The Owl Service by by Alan Garner

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power by Lola Olufemi


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