Kit de Waal

Book Shambles

On so many previous episodes of Book Shambles guests have talked about how much they love the writing of Kit de Waal and so on this week’s episode Robin and Josie are joined by Kit herself to talk about her new book Supporting Cast. Well, that was the plan but they barely great round to it and spend most of the time talking about classic films, Trevor Howard, struggling at school and then, eventually, her wonderful new book.

By the way, if you’re listening to this episode and wonder where Josie is at the start, she was running a bit late (it’s explained) but joins Robin about 8 minutes in!

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

Supporting Cast by Kit de Waal

The work of Graham Greene

Washington Square by Henry James

Random Harvest by James Hilton

Men Who Hate Women by Laura Bates

Others: Writers on the power of words to help us see beyond edited by Charles Fernyhough

Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers edited by Kit de Waal

It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s by Lisa Blower

A Place to Scream by Jean Ure

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend

Becoming Dinah by Kit de Waal

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

The work of Arnold Bennett

The work of Emile Zola

The work of Gustave Flaubert 

The work of William Somerset Maugham

The work of Iris Murdoch

The work of Shirley Jackson

The work of Elizabeth Taylor

The work of Edna O’Brien

The work of Molly Keane

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

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