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A podcast for bibliophiles that champions female storytelling and creativity. Every Tuesday, Miranda Mills interviews top women authors, from renowned bestsellers to the most exciting debut novelists. A 'Tea Reads' special is posted every month, where Miranda shares her favourite short-form literature, more book and cultural recommendations and the latest news.

Tea & Tattle Miranda Mills

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A podcast for bibliophiles that champions female storytelling and creativity. Every Tuesday, Miranda Mills interviews top women authors, from renowned bestsellers to the most exciting debut novelists. A 'Tea Reads' special is posted every month, where Miranda shares her favourite short-form literature, more book and cultural recommendations and the latest news.

    144 | Tea and Tattle with Jini Reddy

    144 | Tea and Tattle with Jini Reddy

    This week, I’m in conversation with the writer Jini Reddy about Jini’s latest book, Wanderland, which is a beautiful blend of nature writing and memoir. In Wanderland, Jini chronicles the year she spent exploring Britain’s countryside and her search for what she terms the ‘magical other’ in nature, as well as her connection to the spiritual, unseen dimension to the landscape.



    I thought Wanderland was a fascinating, heart-felt book that celebrates curiosity and kinship with the natural world, and I so enjoyed talking to Jini about her travels through Britain and what she learnt about herself, as well as the land, during her quest.



    Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/144



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    • 34 min
    143 | Tea and Tattle with Evie Wyld

    143 | Tea and Tattle with Evie Wyld

    This week on Tea & Tattle, I’m joined by the award winning writer, Evie Wyld, to discuss Evie’s latest novel, The Bass Rock, which is a darkly gripping story about three women separated by time but connected by place, trauma and female rage. Sarah is a young woman accused of witchcraft in the 1700s; Ruth marries a widower after World War Two and moves to a large, isolated house that looks out on the Bass Rock in North Berwick, and in the modern day Viv visits Ruth’s house after her death and sorts through family memorabilia as she tries to come to terms with the loss of her father.



    I so enjoyed chatting to Evie about her writing process and how some of her own family history inspired The Bass Rock. I was also interested to learn about how the #MeToo movement influenced Evie’s writing and the true events that inspired the fictional stories of violence against women that are woven throughout the novel, making The Bass Rock such a moving and unforgettable read.



    Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/143



    Get in touch!

    Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com



    Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast



    If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

    • 40 min
    142 | Tea and Tattle with Kiran Millwood Hargrave

    142 | Tea and Tattle with Kiran Millwood Hargrave

    This week on Tea & Tattle, I’m joined by the award-winning novelist, poet and playwright, Kiran Millwood Hargrave. Kiran has written many bestselling novels for children and young adults, including The Girl of Ink and Stars and The Deathless Girls. I was so excited when Kiran’s debut adult novel, The Mercies, was published at the start of this year.



    The Mercies is a gripping historical fiction story inspired by the true events of the 1621 witch trials that took place on a remote Norwegian island called Vardø. The novel begins with a real storm that occurred on Christmas Eve in 1617 and which caused almost all the men of Vardø to be drowned as they were out fishing. Through her book,  Kiran imagines the lives of the women of the island in the days following the storm and the events that led to the witch trials a few years later. The Mercies is told through the eyes of two women: Maren, whose father, brother and fiancé, are killed in the storm, and Ursa, a young woman recently married to a man who is summoned to Vardø to discover whether witchcraft operates on the island. As Ursa adjusts to her strange new life, she and Maren become increasingly drawn to each other, but the close knit Vardø community is fracturing around them, with families and alliances torn apart, and suspicions and accusations lead to deadly consequences for many of the island dwellers.



    I had a wonderful time chatting to Kiran about how she first stumbled on the idea for The Mercies and the painstaking research she did for the novel



    Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/142

    Get in touch!

    Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

    Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast



    If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

    • 41 min
    141 | Tea and Tattle with Ingrid Persaud

    141 | Tea and Tattle with Ingrid Persaud

    This Friday on Tea & Tattle, I’m joined by the author Ingrid Persaud to discuss Ingrid’s debut novel, Love After Love, which is set in Trinidad and New York City and tells the story of an unconventional family: Betty, her son Solo and their lodger Mr Chetan. When a revelation about the past shatters the bonds between Betty and Solo, all three characters must learn how to embrace themselves for who they truly are and to live a life on their own terms, guided by self-compassion and love. Love After Love reads like a love letter to Trinidad and is heart-breaking tale of motherhood, friendship and family. 



    I so enjoyed chatting to Ingrid about how winning a short story prize began her career as a novelist, as well as the inspiration behind her book and why she loves writing about food in fiction. 



    Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/141



    Get in touch!

    Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

    Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast

    If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

    • 38 min
    140 | Tea and Tattle with Kate Eberlen

    140 | Tea and Tattle with Kate Eberlen

    This Tuesday on Tea & Tattle, I’m joined by the bestselling author, Kate Eberlen, to discuss Kate’s new book, Only You, which is a joyous love story set in Rome, Blackpool and London. 



    In Only You, Alf and Letty meet at an Italian language class in Rome, and they gradually fall in love over pasta, gelato, poetry and dance. Both Letty and Alf have secrets they’ve left behind in Britain, however, and when the past catches up with the present, Alf must prove to Letty that she is still the only person for him.



    Only You transported me to glorious, sun-soaked Italy as I read, and it’s the perfect escapist read for right now. I had such a fun time chatting to Kate about our mutual love for ballet and ballroom dancing, as well as how she started her career as a writer and why Italy inspires so much of her work. 



    Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/140



    Get in touch!

    Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

    Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast



    If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

    • 35 min
    Mother & Daughter Book Chat

    Mother & Daughter Book Chat

    For this Tea & Tattle April Special, my Mum has joined me on the podcast to share books we’ve been reading recently, as well as recommended books for parents and children to read together, from picture books, to YA fiction, to adult books.



    Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/bookchat1



    Get in touch!

    Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

    Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast



    If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

    • 39 min

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4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

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I’ve been listening for a year or two. Miranda’s voice and accent are lovely. The recent episodes with her “mum” are such fun to listen to. Books, authors, art and culture are among the topics. A wonderful distraction in these days of isolation.

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Lovely and relaxing literary podcast

I found Tea and Tattle through the episode on The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow and I’m so glad I did! Miranda is a delightful host and has loads of brilliant guests. Highly recommended!

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