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For our first episode of 2021 Stephanie delves into Helen Cullen’s new novel “The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually”, a modern exploration of the family saga that takes the reader on an immersive journey through the human condition.

In the second part of our annual review Claire looks back at the titles she read during 2020. Inlcuded in her list are genre fiction, short story collections and non-fiction so have a listen and see what grabs your fancy!

Stephanie rounds out the year with a look back at all the titles she read during 2020. So why not grab a cup of tea, settle down and hear what her favourite reads of the past year were – you might find something that tickles your interest!

It’s all a little bit festive on the podcast this week as Claire tackles “Christmas Shopaholic” by Sophie Kinsella while Stephanie goes rogue and shares her thoughts on “The Absolution” by Yrsa Siggurdadottir.


On Episode 6 of the podcast we delve into “Oldies but Goodies”. For her pick Stephanie has gone for “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath. Claire turns her attention to “Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont” by Elizabeth Taylor.


This week on the podcast we have a pair of really interesting non-fiction titles. First off Stephanie takes a look at “Murder Most Florid” by Dr. Mark Spencer. After that Claire gives her take on “A Life on Our Planet” by David Attenborough.


This week’s episode focusses on the literature of East Asia. Stephanie’s selection is “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” by Toshikazu Kawaguchi while Claire discusses “In Order to Live” by Yeonmi Park with special guest Tom.


This week on the Book Review Podcast our attention turns to Irish authors as Stephanie and Claire check out “Strange Flowers” by Donal Ryan and “The Pull of the Stars” by Emma Donoghue.


It’s “Crime Week” on the Book Review Podcast so why not listen to what Claire and Stephanie thought of “#taken” by Tony Parsons and “Inherit the Bones” by Emily Littlejohn.


Join Stephanie and Claire for their new Book Review Podcast. In their opening episode they discuss two of the biggest books of 2020 – Jeanine Cummin’s ‘American Dirt’ and Delia Owen’s ‘Where the Crawdads Sing.’

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