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If you’re a reader, this is the podcast for you. Iain Dale speaks to some of the world’s biggest authors about what inspired them to write their books

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If you’re a reader, this is the podcast for you. Iain Dale speaks to some of the world’s biggest authors about what inspired them to write their books

    Chapter 81: Gyles Brandreth

    Chapter 81: Gyles Brandreth

    From the Archives: Gyles Brandreth talks about his book Brief Encounters from a 2001 edition of Stairway to Heaven. This was the first time Iain hosted a show on LBC!

    If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk!

    Iain Dale
    Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.

    https://www.iaindale.com/

    • 39 min
    Chapter 80 : Paul Lay

    Chapter 80 : Paul Lay

    He's a figure in history of whom many have heard, but how much do you actually know about Oliver Cromwell? Paul Lay's book "Providence Lost: The Rise & Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate" might just help you to fill in some of those gaps in your knowledge of history!

    If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk!

    Iain Dale
    Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.

    https://www.iaindale.com/

    • 36 min
    BONUS : Germaine Greer

    BONUS : Germaine Greer

    This week, we look back into the archives as Iain spoke to Germaine Greer about her 2013 book "White Beech".

    • 20 min
    BONUS : Best of 2019

    BONUS : Best of 2019

    Welcome to the Best Of the Book Club for this year!

    Features clips from -
    Johann Hari
    Ben Elton
    Emily Maitlis
    Gyles Brandreth
    Macer Gifford
    Anita Anand
    Mark Bright
    Talat Ahmed & Kavita Puri
    Jacqui Smith
    Damian Barr
    Paul Mason
    Jacob Rees-Mogg
    Tom Bradby
    Rod Liddle
    Matt Stadlen

    From Iain and Producer Travis, we at the Book Club wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk!

    Iain Dale

    Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Chapter 79 : Liam Halligan

    Chapter 79 : Liam Halligan

    Economist, journalist and broadcaster Liam Halligan joins Iain to discuss his book - "Home Truths: The UK's Chronic Housing Shortage – how it Happened, why it Matters and the Way to Solve it".

    If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk!

    Iain Dale
    Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.

    https://www.iaindale.com/

    • 26 min
    Chapter 78 : Jacqui Smith

    Chapter 78 : Jacqui Smith

    Another returnee on this episode of the Book Club, she was on the first ever episode of the podcast, promoting the previous volume of Honourable Ladies and today is all about Volume 2 of that book. It is edited by Jackie and our very own Iain Dale! It highlights the profiles of each woman MP elected from 1997 to 2019, and written is by an impressive array of solely female contributors, such as Emily Thornberry, Edwina Currie, Ayesha Hazarika, Natalie Bennett and Dia Chakravarty.

    If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk!

    Iain Dale
    Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.

    https://www.iaindale.com/

    • 27 min

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