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The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world combine with discussions and investigations to make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike

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    • 4.0, 164 Ratings

The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world combine with discussions and investigations to make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

CHMarjon ,

Challenge factual inaccuracies!

Great episode on ‘the canon’ with a good balance of voices, but a shame Howard Jacobson wasn’t challenged on his inaccurate statements regarding « O Levels » and the Literature taught in schools which were both inaccurate and full of self-righteous indignation based on these inaccuracies.

Psektuepr ,

Marxist propaganda

Poison pure and simple. Avoid!

Stoug Danghope ,

More Bryson please

I enjoyed these episodes with Richard E Grant very much - he got the balance right. But there was one with Bill Bryson and John Mullan, who ruined it. He's a no mark academic (those who can't do teach etc), who thinks he's funny and clever and is painfully not, and squandered a lovely opportunity by talking over Bryson and offering his ill considered unsolicited opinions. But of a waste of space

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