I’m so excited to bring you an interview with one of my dream guests from the start of this podcast, none other than Sophie Kinsella, who’s known to many as the queen of British chick lit and the author of the mega bestselling shopaholic series. 

We talked about her new book The Party Crasher, how being a musician and being a writer are interconnected, what it’s been like to be a comedy writer over the last year and a half, what her favourite biscuit is, and a whole lot more!

You can listen to the episode here,

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Books Mentioned in this episode:

The Party Crasher, by Sophie Kinsella

Confessions of a Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella

The Tennis Party, by Madeline Wickham

An Island Wedding, by Jenny Colgan

The Beloved Girls, by Harriet Evans

Sorrow and Bliss, by Meg Mason

Transcendent Kingdom, by Yaa Gyasi

Murmuration, by Blake Auden

The Christmas Bookshop, by Jenny Colgan

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe

Girl, Unstrung, by Claire Handscombe


In the US and now the UK, buy your hardbacks and paperbacks from Bookshop.org to support the podcast, as well as independent bookshops!

In other countries, you can support the podcast by using this link to buy from Blackwells.com, which ships internationally at inexpensive rates.

Get your first two audiobooks for just $14.99 with the code BRITLIT on Libro.fm.

Help fund the podcast through this PayPal link!

Buy Claire’s novel, Unscripted.

Pre-order Claire’s YA novel, Girl, Unstrung.

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Questions? Comments? Need a book recommendation? Email Claire at britlitpodcast@gmail.com


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