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OurShelves with special guest Margaret Atwood

  Does nostalgia change the way you feel about the past?   In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Margaret Atwood, two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize and author of more than forty works, […]

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Your Planet Needs You!

Your Planet Needs You! is an informative and practical guide to the issues facing our planet and the steps we can take to make our future greener, fairer and more sustainable. The book – an […]

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Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden, Designer Collection Edition

We are delighted to be adding a new novel to our Designer Collection this November: Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden. This beautiful hardback edition features artwork from the V&A’s textile collection and a new introduction by […]

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OurShelves with special guests Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

  What does friendship mean to you? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, creators of the hit podcast; Call Your Girlfriend. In this episode Lucy, Ann and Aminatou […]

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Read an extract from What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez

  Read an extract from What Are You Going Through, an unexpectedly life-affirming novel about choosing to die by National Book Award winner and bestselling author of The Friend, Sigrid Nunez.    It’s down to two […]

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OurShelves with special guest Deborah Frances-White

  What does it take to be open to change? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Deborah Frances-White, stand-up comedian, creator of the hit podcast and book of the same name, The Guilty […]

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Read an extract from The Unpassing by Chia-Chia Lin

In Chia-Chia Lin’s piercing debut novel, The Unpassing, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. The father, hardworking but beaten down, is employed […]

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The Landscape of a House by Chia-Chia Lin

I’m often asked about the southcentral Alaskan landscape in The Unpassing – the spruce forests, the sparse coasts, the long summer days, the beached whale. The outdoor setting offers solace to the characters, but it […]

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Read an extract from Home by Marilynne Robinson

In anticipation of the release of Jack we’re revisiting each novel in the Gilead quartet. Here is an extract from Women’s Prize winning novel, Home. Jack Boughton – prodigal son – has been gone twenty […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: South Riding by Winifred Holtby

    Virago Modern Classics Book Club JULY 2020 SOUTH RIDING by Winifred Holtby This August, in honour of Yorkshire Day our Book of the Month is South Riding by Winifred Holtby. South Riding is […]

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Celebrating Yorkshire Day

Celebrate Yorkshire Day with this Yorkshire-themed reading list, featuring brilliant authors or fabulous yarns from God’s Own County! Whether you’re from there, have visited or have only travelled via the pages of a good book, […]

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OurShelves with special guest Lennie Goodings

  How much courage does it take to write? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Lennie Goodings, Chair of Virago Press and author of A Bite of the Apple. We dive into stories […]

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