Lemn Sissay Returns Again

Book Shambles

Lemn is back for part two after a shortened first (that was actually his second) visit to Book Shambles. Robin and Lemn, with Natalie Haynes a super sub for Josie Long, carry on their conversation about ‘My Name is Why‘ and how it has connected with readers in the wider world. All mixed in with tales of Lenny Henry, Julian Barnes and Welsh Miners Workers Libraries.

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Lemn will be joining Robin at the Royal Albert Hall on May 17th 2020 as part of Sea Shambles, a huge variety spectacular show along with Steve Backshall, Helen Czerski, British Sea Power, Josie Long and many more! Tickets at cosmicshambles.com/seashambles


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Reading List

Lemn recommends:

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Working Diary by Julie Hesmondhalgh

Beloved by Toni Morrison

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Robin recommends:

My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay

The Shooting Party by Isabel Dolegate

I Love the Bones of You by Christopher Ecclestone

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

Workers’ Libraries: The Origins of the South Wales Miners’ Library by Hywel Francis

Who Am I Again? by Lenny Henry

Darkly by Leila Taylor

Natalie recommends:

The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes

The work of Julian Barnes

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

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