Samira Ahmed

Book Shambles

The journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed joins Robin and Josie this week to talk about politics, the joy of library books, the joy of putting in brand new book shelves and some of her favourite books. Also Robin is annoyed Billy Wilder wasn’t forced to make more films.

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Reading List

Samira recommends:

Elidor by Alan Garner

The West End Front by Matthew Sweet

Where Shall We Run To? by Alan Garner

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Soul Food by Sheila Ferguson

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

We That Are Young by Preti Taneja

Robin recommends:

The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula Le Guin

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

Heroic Failure by Fintan O’Toole

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart

The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon

Josie recommends:

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Nincompoopolis: The Follies of Boris Johnson by Douglas Murphy

Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra

How To Lose a Country by Ice Temelkuran

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