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Brit Lit Podcast, Episode Five: The Best and the Worst in People, with Lucy Vine

In Episode 5 of the Brit Lit podcast, I chat to Lucy Vine, author of the 2017 summer hit Hot Mess.

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

Books mentioned on the show:

Hot Mess, by Lucy Vine

Bridget Jones’s Diary, by Helen Fielding

What Fresh Hell, by Lucy Vine

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Sweetpea, by C J Skuse

Unconventional, by Maggie Harcourt

Everything I Know About Love, by Dolly Alderton

Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body, by Sarah Pascoe

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

How to Be a Grown-Up, by Daisy Buchanan

How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig

Trying, by Emily Phillips

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, by Lindy West

World War Z, by Max Brooks

Catch-22, by Joseph Heller

The Essex Serpent, by Sarah Perry

The Boy From Aleppo Who Painted The War, by Sami Sukkar

Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion

Love in Small Letters/Love in Lowercase, by Francesc Miralles

(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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