Our guest today is Beth O’Leary, who’s the author of the runaway hit The Flatshare, which is a Sunday Times bestseller and has been translated into multiple languages, including Dutch, Polish and Catalan. Beth talks about her former job in children’s publishing, what it was like drafting her novel on the train, how objects left around a flat can tell us a lot about a person, and more.
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Books Mentioned on the Podcast:
The Flatshare, by Beth O’Leary
Our Stop, by Laura Jane Williams
Are We Nearly There Yet?, by Lucy Vine
Hot Mess, by Lucy Vine
What Fresh Hell, by Lucy Vine
Everything You Ever Wanted, by Luiza Sauma
When We Were Rich, by Tim Lott
Sweet Sorrow, by David Nicholls
One Day, by David Nicholls
The Plus One, by Sophia Money-Coutts
What Happens Now?, by Sophia Money-Coutts
The Switch, by Beth O’Leary
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
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