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World Book Club

BBC World Service
Society & Culture

The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.


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4.6 out of 5 stars from 967 ratings
  • Love the thoughtful Q&A that takes place between the authors and their readers

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    Eternal Learner
    8 months ago
  • Food for the mind

    Harriet is a perfect moderator, the questions are well chosen, it’s hard to improve on previous reviews. If you love reading you’ll love the WBC. (Eastern Canada)

    Apple Podcasts
    Canada9 months ago
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    The World Book Club is always interesting and I have discovered many books by listening to it. This month’s episode with Isabel Allende may be the best interview in the whole series, with unusually good and diverse questions that the author takes seriously and uses to explain her writing process and her views on many relevant topics. Congratulations to Harriet Gilbert for her intelligent and sensitive interviewing, again.

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