Zena Barrie

Book Shambles

Author Zena Barrie joins Book Shambles today to chat to Robin about her first novel, Your Friend Forever. They chat about what made the former theatre manager write her first book, how autobiographical it is and how in her youth she would write to loads of celebrities although the only people that ever replied was Kelloggs, the cereal company. There’s also chat on Adrian Mole, Lemn Sissay, Scottish pop music and a whole lot more.

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

Your Friend Forever by Zena Barrie

Starlust: Secret Life of Fans Paperback by Fred Vermorel & Judy Vermorel

The Play Ethic: A Manifesto For a Different Way of Living by Pat Kane

Sometimes I Laugh Like My Sister by Rebecca Peyton

Just Ignore Him by Alan Davies

My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay

Lowborn by Kerry Hudson

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read: (And Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) by Philippa Perry

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend

The Malory Towers series by Enid Blyton

Misery by Stephen King

The Stand by Stephen King

Delicacy: A Memoir about Cake and Death by Katy Wix

WITCH by Rebecca Tamás

How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

Devotion by Patti Smith

Just Kids by Patti Smith

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