Scarlett Thomas

Book Shambles

Author Scarlett Thomas joins Robin and a returning Josie this week to chat about her new book Oligarchy. They look at the inspiration provided by boarding schools, the work of Elizabeth Taylor (not that one), Muriel Spark and Angela Carter. Also Robin and Josie both have a bit of a cold.

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Reading List

Scarlett recommends:

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Angel by Elizabeth Taylor

Robin recommends:

Oligarchy by Scarlett Thomas

The Malory Towers books by Enid Blyton

The Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton

The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor

The Viz comic

Drunker Baker by Barney Farmer

Coke Town by Barney Farmer

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

Josie recommends:

The work of Jean Rhys

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