In Episode 43, we hear from Louise Walters, who’s the author of three novels and also runs her own small publishing company. We talked about why she started Louise Walters Books, what kind of books she looks for, and the advice she has for anyone wanting to go the same route.

You can listen to the episode here,

or Spotify, or iTunes,

or wherever else you get your podcasts.

Books Mentioned on the Podcast:

The Last Words of Madeleine Anderson, by Helen Kitson

Don’t Think a Single Thought, by Diana Cambridge

Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase, by Louise Walters

A Life Between Us, by Louise Walters

The Road to California, by Louise Walters

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, by Winifred Watson

Climbers, by John Harrison

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, by Carlo Rovelli

Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns, by Kerry Hudson

Conviction, by Dame Denise Mina

A Nice Cup of Tea, by Celia Imrie

Unscripted, by CLaire Handscombe

(A note on my book links: they usually take you to Amazon, 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 sometimes at Wordery.com, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.)

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