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Tea or Books?

By Simon and Rachel

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Description

Simon (Stuck in a Book) and Rachel (Book Snob) debate the difficult decisions of reading and books.

Customer Reviews

Thoroughly enjoyable

I came across this podcast after typing Nancy Mitford into iTunes search. I was delighted to see many of my favourite authors mentioned. Have so far listened to the Mitford/Waugh, Nesibt/Blyton and Pym/Taylor episodes. Thoroughly enjoyable though a bit more in-depth discussion of characters, favourite passages etc. would be nice. I am going to subscribe and look forward to more Tea or Books.

Tea or Books?

This is a thoroughly enjoyable podcast for book lovers, which looks mainly at older books (the kinds that already live on your shelves) rather than new releases. I find Simon and Rachel to be interesting companions while I drive and their podcast has become one I really look forward to listening to. If you are looking for intelligent conversation about books, this might be one for you.

Poor Anita!

How could you be so crushing to poor Anita Brookner? Her novels have a quiet elegiac tone with heroines who acutely feel the disconnect between themselves and the modern world they live in. Often brought up by elderly or foreign parents, they don't ever quite feel they belong and Brookner captures this so very well in her writing. Try Providence or one of the other early titles.
Perhaps for cars and bicycles you could try Jack Kerouac's On the Road - truly the worst book ever written - and something on the Tour de France!

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