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Brit Lit Podcast, Episode Three: Dizzied by the Free-Flowing Drink

This week on the Brit Lit Podcast, I speak to Elizabeth Day, author of the literary thriller The Party. We talked about her time at Cambridge, how her journalism career trained her to be a novelist, and our picks for the Man Booker Prize.

You can listen to the episode here, subscribe on iTunes here, or on Stitcher here.

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Books mentioned on the show:

The Party, by Elizabeth Day

Middlemarch, by George Eliot

The Bonfire of the Vanities, by Tom Wolfe

The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen

Underworld, by Don DeLillo

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P, by Adelle Waldman

Swing Time, by Zadie Smith

The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway

History of Wolves, by Emily Fridlund

Elmet, by Fiona Mozley

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy

The Burning Girl, by Claire Messud

Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

The Great Gatsby, by F Scott Fitzgerald

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen

Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy

Invitation To The Waltz, by Rosamond Lehmann

The Weather In The Streets, by Rosamond Lehmann

Love & Fame, by Susie Boyt

Autumn, by Ali Smith

Winter, by Ali Smith

Mythos, by Stephen Fry

An Almost Perfect Christmas, by Nina Stibbe

Love, Nina, by Nina Stibbe

(A note on my book links: they take you to Amazon UK, and I get a few pence per sale at no extra cost to you if you click them and buy from there, which will help me make this podcast viable long-term. But better than Amazon, who are, let’s be honest, not the greatest, is Blackwells or Waterstones, or, even better, your local independent bookshop. If you live in the US or elsewhere further afield, you can find UK books at Book Depository (also owned by Amazon) at a good price and with no postage cost, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.)

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