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3 books, 2 presenters, 1 author. Can Ellie guess what the mystery author's book is about based on 3 books which influenced their book?

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3 books, 2 presenters, 1 author. Can Ellie guess what the mystery author's book is about based on 3 books which influenced their book?

    12 - John And The House That Was TARDISing Out Of Control

    12 - John And The House That Was TARDISing Out Of Control

    When asked as a child which disciple she'd like to be in the Easter play, co-host Ellie answered 'Jesus'. What does this tell us about Ellie? Well, essentially very little. And challenging preconceptions is what Poking Books is all about. So, has this episode's mystery author John achieved something more than being voted most negative IT journalist in the Miller Freeman's PR Audit Guide to UK IT Scribes? As you'll find out by the end of the episode, he certainly has.

    • 49 min
    11 - Ned And The Great Cheese War Of 1766

    11 - Ned And The Great Cheese War Of 1766

    Quizmaster Corrie Pitfield covers for Ellie in this 'cheesy' edition of Poking Books. Corrie decides early on that she's sussed out author Ned's book, while Ned hurls all manner of facts at her (something he used to do years ago on a market stall with his father, apparently). But is Corrie heading along the right path or is Ned's book about something else entirely? Join us for the latest edition of the literary guessing game podcast to find out.

    • 52 min
    10 - Yaba And The Smited Poker Game

    10 - Yaba And The Smited Poker Game

    Yaba, the first Black African woman to study at King's College, Cambridge, seems determined to rebel against the podcast. And Ellie and Mark are oddly enjoying her derailing the show. But will Ellie guess what Yaba's book is about? Find out in the latest episode of the literary guessing game podcast...

    • 40 min
    9 - Lucy And The Two Trees Who Were In Love

    9 - Lucy And The Two Trees Who Were In Love

    In a special episode for Mental Health Awareness Week, Ellie meets Lucy and she's damn sure her book's about mental health, which (spoiler alert) it is. Plenty of humour and talk of trees falling in love and 'stealth Bowie eyes' on the way but also a raw and honest chat about darkness and embracing it.

    • 42 min
    8 - Irenosen And The Dimension-Hopping Monks

    8 - Irenosen And The Dimension-Hopping Monks

    Ellie may not guess what Irenosen's book is about but Irenosen is having too good a time to care. She's dying to help Ellie though. And her book choices are eclectic to say the least. Will Ellie guess? Tune in to find out in the latest episode of the literary guessing game podcast...

    • 39 min
    7 - Max And The Steady Stream Of Stick Insects

    7 - Max And The Steady Stream Of Stick Insects

    Today's podcast is a simultaneously hilarious, spacey, relevant and urgent. Max has until 11th March 2020 to fund his book. Search 'hobble' on unbound.com to support the book and make sure you sit back and enjoy the podcast before or after. This episode could very much have been called 'Pet Cemetery' but that name was already sort of taken. Also, things take unexpectantly dark turn as Ellie outlines her post-death wishes. Interesting times.

    • 41 min

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