Claudia Hammond

Season 3, Episode 3

Author and host of ‘All in the Mind’, Claudia Hammond joins Robin and Josie this week to talk about her new book, psychology, Primo Levi, George Saunders and her own teenage book diary, which you can see a sample of below!




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Reading List

Claudia recommends:

Love’s Executioner by Irvin D. Yalom

Man Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood by Elspeth Huxley

How We Die, Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter by Sherwin Nuland

Tennis Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

The Third Man by Graham Greene

The short stories of Saki

The House of Journalists by Tim Finch

Looking at Wildlife by Nicholas Hammond

RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers by Christopher Brickell

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life by Paul Webley, Carole Burgoyne, Stephen Lea and Brian Young

Mind Over Money: The Psychology of Money and How to Use it Better by Claudia Hammond

Josie recommends:

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot

Faber New Poets 14 by Crispin Best

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders

Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders

Oxford Dictionary of Saints by David Hugh Farmer

Robin recommends:

Pastoralia by George Saunders

The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders

Redeemable by Erwin Jones

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung

Time Warped by Claudia Hammond

DK Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe by DK

Halliwell’s Filmgoers Companion

Radio Times TV Comedy Guide by Mark Lewisohn

Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable by Chambers

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