Tracey Thorn

Book Shambles with Robin Ince and Josie Long

Tracey Thorn started out as one half of the chart topping group Everything But the Girl but is now a top selling critically acclaimed author. Her latest book, Another Planet is an exploration of growing up in suburbia. She joins Josie and Robin to talk about that, discovering new art before the internet, trying to look cool by what books you like, generational divide, Jack Reacher and Robin’s just watched Horse Girl on Netflix.

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Reading List

Tracey recommends:

I Remember, I Remember by Philip Larkin

The work of Albert Camus

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre

The Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child

The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen

M Train by Patti Smith

Just Kids by Patti Smith

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir by Joyce Johnson

Robin recommends:

Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn

Naked at the Albert Hall by Tracey Thorn

Another Planet by Tracey Thorn

The Twittering Machine by Richard Seymour

The Fortean Times


How To Argue with a Racist by Adam Rutherford

The work of Harlan Coben

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read by Philippa Perry

Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

Josie recommends:

How to Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price

Lanark: A Life in Four Book say Alasdair Gray

Such a Fine Age by Kiley Reid

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