Rebecca Peyton and Philippa Perry

Book Shambles

Robin is joined by author Lisa Blower this week to talk about her latest book, It’s All Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s. They chat about highlighting different voices in fiction, caravan holidays, Kit De Waal and the beauty of a novella.

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Reading List

Lisa recommends:

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Sitting Ducks by Lisa Blower

Talking Heads by Alan Bennett

Dirty Laundry by Lisa Blower

My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Howard’s End by E.M. Forster

The Malory Towers by Enid Blyton

The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

The Milly-Molly-Mandy books by Joyce Lankester Brisley

All the Poems Contained Will Mean Everything to Everyone by Joe Dunthorne

Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson

The work of Kazuo Ishiguro

Mothers by Chris Powers

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Robin recommends:

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

Lowborn by Kerry Hudson

Others edited by Charles Fernyhough

My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay

Creating Freedom by Raoul Martinez

Crabs on the Rampage by Guy N. Smith

The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor

Common People edited by Kit de Waal

This is Memorial Device by David Keenan

The work of Shirley Jackson

The work of Jean Rhys

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

A Girl is a Half Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

On Writing by Stephen King

On Writing by A.L. Kennedy

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