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OurShelves with special guest Lennie Goodings

OurShelves with Lennie Goodings

OurShelves with 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 about Maya Angelou and Rosamond Lehmann, the origins of Virago Press in the seventies, the narratives that shape our lives and the authors who continue to inspire Lennie’s work and personal life.

Join us for a conversation about courageous women, beautiful prose and the nature of storytelling.

 

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On the shelf:

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

Home by Marilynne Robinson

Jack by Marilynne Robinson

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Mouth Full of Blood by Toni Morrison

We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think by Shirley Hazzard

Difficult Women by Helen Lewis

A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen

 

On your mind:

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief by Scott Berinato

Home – an essay from Mouth Full of Blood by Toni Morrison

 

On repeat: 

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

 

On the wall:

Lennie as a baby with her mother, her grandmother and great grandmother: four generations of women.
Lennie as a baby with her mother, her grandmother and great grandmother: four generations of women.
Curiosity is, in itself, a form of adventure

 

Tune in next time for more conversation about books, feminism and culture.