Mark Steel

Book Shambles (with guest co-host Natalie Haynes)

On today’s episode, Josie couldn’t make the recording and so Robin is joined by a guest co-host, the brilliant Natalie Haynes. They chat to Mark Steel about a new book of collected writings and musings of the late Jeremy Hardy, Speaks Volumes, for which Mark wrote the introduction. They chat about the difference between a comedian and a comic, favourite stories in the book and why it’s high time we called a canoe a canoe…

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

Pandora’s Jar by Natalie Haynes

It’s Not a Runner Bean… by Mark Steel

Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes: Words, Wit, Wisdom, One-liners and Rants by Jeremy Hardy

Driving Miss Smith by Warren Lakin

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Official Guidebook by Simon Haynes, Tim Godden and Ben Goldacre 

Enter talking by Joan Rivers

Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life by Edith Hall

Reasons to be Cheerful by Mark Steel

The Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy (Volume 1): Neglected Authors by Matthew Wright

The Rise And Rise Of Kerry Packer by Paul Barry

Tiny Rowland: A Rebel Tycoon by Tom Bower

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