Tanita Tikaram

Season 6, Episode 18

Singer-Songwriter Tanita Tikaram visited Robin and Josie in the Book Shambles studio armed with a bag of her favourite books. There’s talk of Maya Angelou, Patrick Hamilton, Margaret Rutherford and the launching of a campaign to get some of Dorothy Porter’s work reissued.

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Reading List

Tanita recommends:

All God’s Children Need Travelling Shoes by Maya Angelou

The Monkey’s Mask by Dorothy Porter

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

Rope by Patrick Hamilton

Gas Light by Patrick Hamilton

Dissolution by CJ Sansom

Slow Horses by Mick Herron

Dawn: A Charleston Legend by Dawn Langley Simmons

Caroline: A Mystery by Cornelius Medvei

The Colour Purple by Alice Walker

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Josie recommends:

The Village Against the World by Dan Hancox

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James

The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

I Hate the Internet by Jarett Kobek

Catcher in The Rye by JD Salinger

The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Women Poets edited by Jeni Couzyn

Robin recommends:

Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie

Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton

Our Hidden Lives by Simon Garfield

The Wrestling by Simon Garfield

Margaret Rutherford: A Blithe Spirit by Dawn Langley Simmons

Margaret Rutherford: Dreadnought with Good Manners by Andy Merriman

The Queen of Whale Cay by Kate Summerscale

The Skin Chairs by Barbara Comyns

Giacometti by Francis Morris and Lena Fritsch

London Orbital by Iain Sinclair

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