Scarlett ThomasBook 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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The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
Angel by Elizabeth Taylor
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
The work of Jean Rhys
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