Lemn Sissay Returns

Book Shambles

Lemn Sissay returns to Book Shambles to chat about his bestseller ‘My Name is Why’ to chat with Robin and Josie. This is part one of Lemn’s return because there was a travel issue, which means this episode is shorter than normal, but we’ve recorded a full episode with Lemn, with Robin and Natalie Haynes because the following week, Josie was away, and that’ll be out next week…

In the meantime enjoy this chat of poetry, Harry Potter and lost book shops…

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Reading List

Lemn recommends:

My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay

The Northern Lights trilogy by Philip Pullman

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

The work of Maya Angelou

Robin recommends:

Wasteland by W Scott Poole

Tommy by Kit Power

We Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Others by Charles Fernyhough

Red Rust Road by Jackie Kay

Stalin Ate My Homework by Alexei Sayle

Josie recommends:

I’m a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince

The work of Liz Lochead

John Maclean: Hero of Red Clydeside by Henry Bell

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