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Turn Up for the Books

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Surprising and friendly book recommendations from Dan Smith, Irenosen Okojie and Simon Savidge plus exciting guests. Don’t choose your next book without listening first.

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Bestselling author Angie Thomas and librarian, writer and tv host Nancy Pearl join Dan, Irenosen and Simon to talk about the Novels That Shaped Our World list. Nancy discusses the final category of the list, Crime and Conflict, and which of the books... more

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Dan, Irenosen and Simon are joined by broadcaster and author Vick Hope, to discuss books, libraries and much more. more

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Hosts Dan, Irenosen and Simon are joined by author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce to look at the "Coming Of Age" category in the BBC's Novels That Shaped Our World list. This list of 10 books includes the Twighlight Saga, the Harry Potter Book... more

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Former prison librarian turned author, Jenn Ashworth, discusses the category of Class and Society from the Novels That Shaped Our World list. Our hosts also find out more about this list from research conducted by the University Of Wolverhampton and ... more

2 years ago


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4.9 out of 5 stars from 19 ratings
  • Ideal podcast for booklovers

    The themes of each episodes are very well developed and the chat of Irenosen Okojie, Simon Savidge and Dan Smith is very fun, light and nice to hear it. more

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    Thaizi Ono
    Brazil2 years ago
  • Superb book podcast

    Everything about this podcast is excellent - the presenters and the dynamic between them, the highly engaging and engaged guests and most of all the book content. more

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    United Kingdom2 years ago
  • Love

    Please keep this podcast going!!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago
  • I wish they had read the books on the list

    Great guests but irritating presenters. I am exasperated every week when they haven't "got around" to reading most of the list of Books which changed our world.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago
  • Great book podcast

    Hoping this will continue with discussing books it’s a really interesting and positive take on books and libraries 👏

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago

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