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Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels

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James Naughtie and readers quiz Nicholas Shakespeare about his book, Six Minutes In May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister. It chronicles the dramatic political and military events of 1940 which led to the momentous Norway Debate and C... more

10 days ago

Clare Chambers talks to James Naughtie and readers about her bestselling novel, Small Pleasures. Set in the London suburbs in the 1950s, it tells the story of Jean Swinney, a journalist who is asked to investigate a letter sent to her paper, from a m... more

a month ago

Bookclub travels to Northumberland to meet best-selling crime writer Ann Cleeves. She joins James Naughtie and listeners to discuss her novel, Hidden Depths: Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope sets out to solve two murders which are apparently linked,... more

2 months ago

Graeme Macrae Burnet joins James Naughtie and readers to reveal the secrets behind his award-winning historical novel, His Bloody Project. Set in the Scottish Highlands in 1869, His Bloody Project explores crime, justice and retribution through the c... more

3 months ago


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4.4 out of 5 stars from 781 ratings
  • Pin up

    James is a thinking woman’s pin up. Thoughtful, funny and so well read!!

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    Sad in Oz
    Australia9 months ago
  • Love this podcast

    I love this book podcast which I first discovered on BBC sounds app keep it coming I look forward to each episode and the range and diversity of the books featured 💛📚

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    A Mardel
    United Kingdoma year ago
  • Fantastic show for bookworms

    James is an increadible hosts and usues this great podcast to showcase wonderful authors and their amazing books

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    Emma | Podcast Connection
    South Africa2 years ago
  • Very interesting podcast !

    I really enjoy listening to you podcast . Many very interesting stories and discussions about new books . Still is very surprising to me why you never cover or discuss in your book club podcast- the books of British writer Peter Grainger ,he is a author of many books more

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    United States2 years ago
  • Delightful

    This podcast has expanded my reading choices and allowed me to be part of a book club without the actual ordeal of joining a book club! It has given me many joy filled hours.

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    United Kingdom2 years ago

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