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Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.

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Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.

    Better Reading Book Chat: episode 2

    Better Reading Book Chat: episode 2

    Better Reading's Cheryl Akle and Jane Tara discuss their favourite new releases, book news, the Top 100... and why Cheryl talks to her dog.


    Books mentioned:
    Growing Up Disabled in Australia by Carly Findlay
    My Daughter's Wedding by Gretel Killeen
    Other People's Houses by Kelli Hawkins
    The Royal Correspondent by Alexandra Joel
    Welcome to Nowhere River by Meg Bignell
    Driving Stevie Fracasso by Barry Divola
    Raft of Stars by Andrew J. Graff
     
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    • 14 min
    Kellie McCourt: on dyslexia and dropping out of university to become a poet

    Kellie McCourt: on dyslexia and dropping out of university to become a poet

    Journalist and author Kellie McCourt talks to Cheryl Akle about reading and writing with dyslexia, and dropping out of university to become a poet. Her debut novel Heiress on Fire is out now.
     
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    • 30 min
    Gretel Killeen: on family, generational differences, and dementia

    Gretel Killeen: on family, generational differences, and dementia

    Comedian, television presenter, media personality and author Gretel Killeen talks to Cheryl Akle about her latest novel My Daughters Wedding which explores family, generational differences and the hardships of dementia.
     
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    • 32 min
    Alexandra Joel: on how women are held to a higher standard

    Alexandra Joel: on how women are held to a higher standard

    Author and former editor of Harper's Bazaar Alexandra Joel talks to Cheryl Akle about her editorial career, the success of her latest book The Royal Correspondent, and why women are often held to a higher standard.
     
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    • 30 min
    Jacqui Jones: on building positive foundations for kids

    Jacqui Jones: on building positive foundations for kids

    Youth worker and author Jacqui Jones talks to Cheryl Akle about how her extensive career working with children evolved into her latest book The Greatfulness Guide.
     
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    • 26 min
    Better Reading Book Chat: episode 1

    Better Reading Book Chat: episode 1

    Better Reading's Cheryl Akle and Jane Tara discuss their favourite new releases, book news... and dinner with Linwood Barclay.
    Books mentioned:
    Find You First by Linwood Barclay
    Light Seekers by Femi Kayode
    The Funny Thing About Normal Foreman by Julietta Henderson
    The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
    Girl A by Abigail Dean
    The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart
    The Shadow Man by Helen Fields 
    You’ve Got to Be Kidding by Todd Alexander
     
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

sarbi14 ,

Great idea, dislike the host

Doesn’t seem like the host has even read the book, not sure why you wouldn’t before interviewing someone. Also she interrupts guests a lot. Only listening because of the guest!

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