19 episodes

Bookylicious is not just any book podcast. Paul, Gwyn, Lara and Holly share their love of books. As well as interviews with authors, librarians and booksellers and our usual book chat there will be regular features such as Book of the Month and spotlights on particular authors, bookshops, libraries and other even book podcasts. Come with us on the journey and be inspired! Sometimes serious, always fun a podcast to open your mind!

Bookylicious Paul Jeorrett

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Bookylicious is not just any book podcast. Paul, Gwyn, Lara and Holly share their love of books. As well as interviews with authors, librarians and booksellers and our usual book chat there will be regular features such as Book of the Month and spotlights on particular authors, bookshops, libraries and other even book podcasts. Come with us on the journey and be inspired! Sometimes serious, always fun a podcast to open your mind!

    Bookylicious Series 2 Episode 3 "What the Dickens!"

    Bookylicious Series 2 Episode 3 "What the Dickens!"

    In this episode Paul, Holly and Gwyn through the spotlight on Charles Dickens, including ‘Six things you almost certainly didn’t know about Dicken’s’ . What fun we had!

    For a flavour of what Dicken’s World’ was like here is a brief video from 2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jdx1docVTI

    For some of the books we mentioned go to our Bookylicious bookshelf here https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/what-the-dicken-s-bookylicious-series-2-episode-3

    • 29 min
    Bookylicious Season 2 Episode 2 - Book of the month - The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

    Bookylicious Season 2 Episode 2 - Book of the month - The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

    Bookylicious Season 2 Episode 2 – Book of the Month
    Paul, Gwyn and Lara talk about their Book of the Month selection Susan Cooper’s ‘The Dark is Rising’ a perfect Winter read. You can find the new BBC World Service adaptation here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/w13xtvp7
    To see all the books we mention in this episode plus a few more children and young adult takes on the Arthurian legend go to https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/the-dark-is-rising-bookylicious-series-2-ep-2

    • 26 min
    Bookylicious Season 2 Episode 1 – New Year Reading Targets and Resolutions!

    Bookylicious Season 2 Episode 1 – New Year Reading Targets and Resolutions!

    Paul, Gwyn and Lara get 2023 off to a flying start, talking about reading resolutions and targets (not challenges). Bookylicious has a new feel with two shorter episodes a month whilst keeping book chat you love and occasional author interviews we will be introducing some new feature such as Book of the Month, Classic Author Spotlight, favourite book podcasts and much more.

    Here are links for Horatio Clare’s Sound Walk in the Faroes and Dan Richards Only After Dark

    To see and buy all the books mentioned on the show go to https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/new-year-reading-challenges-bookylicious-series-2-ep-1 

    • 27 min
    Episode 16 - David Ebsworth 'The house on Hunter Street' and Monika Evans on literature in translation

    Episode 16 - David Ebsworth 'The house on Hunter Street' and Monika Evans on literature in translation

    In this episode Paul interviews author David Ebsworth (aka Dave McCall) about his new book ‘The House on Hunter Street’ set in Liverpool in 1911. For more information about Dave and his previous books go to www.davidebsworth.com

    Paul also talks to Monika Evans about her love for ‘The Master and Magarita’ by Mikhail Bulgakov and the challenges and surprises (Robert Burns in Silesian!) of literature in translation. Dave also speaks from about having his novel ‘Until the Curtain Falls’ translated into Spanish. You can go and check out Monika’s excellent work as a singer songwriter here https://soundcloud.com/monikaevans-music

    Gwyn, Lara and Paul catch up after the long summer and check in on their current reading.

    Here is a link to Bloody Scotland and click here if you want to find out more about Shelterbox Book Club and Adventurous Ink

    Here are some of the other books we talked about:

    Alexandre Dumas – The Count of Monte Cristo

    Charlotte Belton – Putin’s People

    Janina Ramirez - Femina

    Elise Downing - Coasting

    Arthur C. Clarke – Cradle

    John Woolf – The Wonders, lifting the curtain on the freak show, circus and the Victorian age

    Dan Jones – Hollow Crown

    Graham Swift – Waterland

    Nyuyen Phan Que Mai – The Mountains Sing

    Cixin Liu – The Three Body Problem

    Andri Snaer Magnason - Lovestar

    Tove Jansson – The True Deceiver

    Stieg Larsson – The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo

    Victor Hugo – Les Miserables

    Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis

    Nora Krug - Heimat

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 15 - Summer reading recommendations

    Episode 15 - Summer reading recommendations

    A slightly shorter episode than usual, that's because we needed to get into a cool shady spot and read! In this episode Gwyn, Holly and Paul recommend books from their to be read pile for you to take on your Summer holidays. Be it your backyard or a beach far far away there may be a book just for you.

    We give a shout out to an excellent podcast The Rest is History and you can listen to it here https://open.spotify.com/show/7Cvsbcjhtur7nplC148TWy

    Here is the link to the Bloody Scotland website https://bloodyscotland.com/ 

    Here are some of the books we discussed:

    Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo

    Bora Chung - Cursed Bunny

    Virginia Woolf - Orlando

    D. L. Marshall - Anthrax Island

    Yukio Mishima - Star

    Sally Rooney - Conversations with Friends

    Rainer Maria Rilke - Letters to a Young Poet

    Natalia Ginzburg - All Our Yesterdays

    Lucinda Riley - Seven Sisters

    T. S. Eliot - The Waste Land

    Zoe Gilbert - Mischief Acts

    S. G. Maclean - The Seeker

    Amy Liptrot - The Instant

    Tom Holland - Persian Fire

    • 35 min
    Episode 14 - "It is better to travel well than to arrive" Buddha

    Episode 14 - "It is better to travel well than to arrive" Buddha

    In this episode we explore travel and travel writing. Paul interviews Pete Evans (19 mins) author of 'Resurrection River' and 'The Holy Dee' and they chat about travel books that have inspired them, with lots of travellers tales weaved in. Gwyn, Lara and Paul also talk about travel writing that has inspired them (1:07).  Also a shout out to friend of the show Pat Bracewell and you can find her blog here http://www.patriciabracewell.com/blog/

    Here are links to the books we chat about about:

    Alexander Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo

    Emily Houghton - Before I Saw You

    Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (don't forget to check out the Big Jubilee Read list)

    Anna Keay - The Restless Republic, Britain without a Crown

    Michelle Paver - Wakenhyrst

    As promised there is a very long list of books we talk about and we hope they inspire you to read and travel from your armchair or beyond!

    Dervla Murphy - A Place Apart (Charlie Connelly's article in the New European is here )

    Geert Mak - In Europe and In America

    Robert Macfarlane - The Old Ways

    Dan Richards - Outpost

    Robert Macfarlane and Dan Richards - Holloway

    Amy Jeffs - Storyland

    Monisha Rajesh - Around the World in 80 Trains

    Bill Bryson - Neither Here Nor There

    Will Ferguson - Hokkaido Highway Blues

    Heinrich Harrer - Seven Years in Tibet

    Hilly Janes - Three Lives of Dylan Thomas

    George Borrow - Wild Wales

    Cees Nooteboom - Roads to Santiago

    Bruce Chatwin - In Patagonia

    Robert Harris - Pompeii

    • 1 hr 40 min

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