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Welcome to the Metro Book Chat podcast, brought to you by the Metro Newspaper. Here, we bring to life the books pages from the paper, chat book news with bloggers and authors and interview other interesting guests from the world of books. Make sure you follow us on: Facebook.com/metrobookchat Twitter: @metrobookchat and Youtube!

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Welcome to the Metro Book Chat podcast, brought to you by the Metro Newspaper. Here, we bring to life the books pages from the paper, chat book news with bloggers and authors and interview other interesting guests from the world of books. Make sure you follow us on: Facebook.com/metrobookchat Twitter: @metrobookchat and Youtube!

    E. 32 Graeme Simsion on The Rosie Result

    E. 32 Graeme Simsion on The Rosie Result

    In our very last episode of Metro Book Chat, Graeme Simsion discusses his latest book The Rosie Result. The final instalment in his Rosie series, it follows Don Tillman as he grapples with new family challenges.

    Contributors
    Ruth Gaukrodger
    Graeme Simsion

    Books mentioned
    The Rosie Project
    The Rosie Effect
    The Rosie Result
    (All Graeme Simsion)
    The Sellout by Paul Beatty

    • 17 min
    E. 31 Harriet Tyce on Blood Orange

    E. 31 Harriet Tyce on Blood Orange

    In the penultimate episode of Metro Book Chat's podcast, we talk to Harriet Tyce about her thrilling debut; Blood Orange.

    Contributors
    Ruth Gaukrodger
    Harriet Tyce
    Graeme Simsion

    Books mentioned
    Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce
    Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
    Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough
    Convenience Store Woman by by Sayaka Murata
    A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing by Emer McBride
    The Plague by Albert Camus

    • 29 min
    E.30 Caroline Lea on The Glass Woman

    E.30 Caroline Lea on The Glass Woman

    Set in Iceland, 1686, The Glass Woman follows Rosa as she leaves home to marry an enigmatic man - whose secrets begin to creep out of the stark, frozen landscape.

    Contributors:
    Ruth Gaukrodger
    Caroline Lea
    Harriet Tyce

    Books mentioned:
    The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea
    The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
    Confessions of a Fox by Jordy Rosenberg
    In At The Deep End by Kate Davies

    • 30 min
    E. 29 Stacey Halls on The Familiars

    E. 29 Stacey Halls on The Familiars

    We're talking witchcraft, patriarchy and historical fiction in this week's episode!

    Contributors:
    Ruth Gaukrodger
    Stacey Halls

    Books mentioned:
    The Familiars by Stacey Halls
    How To Fail by Elizabeth Day
    The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
    Blood and Sugar Laura Shepherd-Robinson
    What Red Was by Rosie Price

    • 21 min
    E. 28 The Blue Peter Book Awards

    E. 28 The Blue Peter Book Awards

    This week, we're talking with author-illustrator Alex T Smith, about his work on judging THe Blue Peter Book Awards. Here are the list of nominees:

    FICTION
    The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Raúf
    The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher
    The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

    NON-FICTION
    Professor Astro Cat’s Human Body Odyssey by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman
    The Colours of History by Clive Gifford and Marc-Etienne Peintre
    The Element in the Room: Investigating the Atomic Ingredients that Make Up Your Home by Mike Barfield and Lauren Humphrey

    Tune in to Blue Peter on 7 March 2019 to find out the winner...

    • 20 min
    E. 27 Rachel Burge on The Twisted Tree

    E. 27 Rachel Burge on The Twisted Tree

    This week we're talking to Rachel about her debut YA novel, The Twisted Tree. It's a Gothic ghost story, with influences of Norse mythology.

    Contributors
    Ruth Gaukrodger
    Rachel Burge
    Stacey Halls

    Books mentioned
    The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge
    Dark Matter by Michelle Paver
    White Out by Gabriel Dylan
    The Familiars by Stacey Halls

    • 16 min

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