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The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by  Claire Armitstead,  Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion

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    • 4.1, 148 Ratings

The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by  Claire Armitstead,  Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion

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4.1 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 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.

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

Ral7h ,

Love it

I have been listening to the books podcast for the last couple of years. Every week I wait with anticipation for the next episode. I have learned so much from the informative presenters. I would love to learn even more about literary fiction. Has anyone got any suggestions on further podcasts or reading to improve my knowledge? This podcast has reignited my love of reading.

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