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A Pair of Bookends

  • Bonus: In conversation with Claire Lombardo, author of 'Same As It Ever Was'

    19 JUN. 2024 · For today's very exciting bonus episode Hannah was joined by the Women's Prize longlisted author of 'https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781474611886 Claire Lombardo to chat all about her new novel https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781399608213 We chat about her favourite family saga novels, writing 'nice' men & complicated women, her debut novel's upcoming adaptation and so much more! If you enjoy this episode please do rate, review & subscribe to boost us in the charts! You can follow Claire via https://www.instagram.com/claire_lombardo/?hl=en-gb or https://x.com/clairelombardo?lang=en&mx=2 For more exclusive content & for less than £3 a month, join us on https://www.patreon.com/APairofBookends, you can also follow us via https://www.instagram.com/apairofbookendspod/, https://x.com/apairofbookends & https://www.tiktok.com/@apairofbookends Books mentioned in today's episode:  https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780571375578 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780008553807 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780140167771 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780099469599 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781849831550 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780241248782 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781526612656 Thanks so much for listening! If you want to get in touch you can do so via apairofbookendspod@gmail.com
    Escuchado 45m 53s
  • Independent Bookshop Week 2024 with Serenity Booksellers

    17 JUN. 2024 · To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week 2024, Hannah interviewed one of her local indie bookshops Serenity Booksellers. We chat about how Kelly and her partner Chris turned their bookshop dreams into a reality, what exciting things they have coming up, why it's important to support our indies and a HUGE list of book recommendations!  If you enjoy this episode please do rate, review & subscribe so we can reach more of you.  You can find Serenity Booksellers via their https://serenitybooksellers.com/ or via https://www.instagram.com/serenitybooksellers/or https://www.facebook.com/serenitybooksellers/ If you're unable to make it in store and wish to support them, the below book recs are linked to Serenity Booksellers bookshop.org page. For more on Independent Bookshop Week visit https://www.booksaremybag.com/ Books, indie bookshops & other mentions in this episode:  https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-coast-road-murrin-alan-murrin/7600182?ean=9781526663702 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/want-gillian-anderson/7652031?ean=9781526657954 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-seven-sisters-lucinda-riley/3558269?ean=9781529003451 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/a-terrible-kindness-the-sunday-times-top-10-bestseller-jo-browning-wroe/7280465?ean=9780571368310 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/october-october-katya-balen/2778314?ean=9781526601933 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/ghostlines-katya-balen/7625783?ean=9781526663863 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/james-percival-everett/7445787?ean=9781035031238 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/hard-by-a-great-forest-leo-vardiashvili/7495552?ean=9781526659828 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/three-burials-anders-lustgarten/7546521?ean=9780241638798 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-many-wyl-menmuir/835194?ean=9781784630485 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-draw-of-the-sea-wyl-menmuir/6723483?ean=9780711273979 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-heart-of-the-woods-wyl-menmuir/7598877?ean=9780711289246 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/small-hours-bobby-palmer/7450401?ean=9781035402656 The Castle (1997 movie, on Amazon Prime) https://simplybooks.info/ https://darkpeakbooks.co.uk/ https://www.bookabookshop.co.uk/ https://trumanbooks.co.uk/ https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/wife-the-latest-novel-from-a-master-at-family-drama-the-times-charlotte-mendelson/7638263?ean=9781529052817 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-exhibitionist-charlotte-mendelson/6417522?ean=9781529052787 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/still-life-sarah-winman/1030301?ean=9780008666804 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/homecoming-the-instant-sunday-times-bestseller-kate-morton/7520182?ean=9781529094084 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-house-at-riverton-kate-morton/3123431?ean=9781529092158 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/breakdown-cathy-sweeney/5039535?ean=9781474618519 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/glorious-exploits-ferdia-lennon/7450925?ean=9780241617649 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/anxious-people-the-no-1-new-york-times-bestseller-now-a-netflix-tv-series-fredrik-backman/5068163?ean=9781405930253 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/green-dot-madeleine-gray/7398596?ean=9781399612760 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/cloudstreet-tim-winton/1655851?ean=9781447275305 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/dirt-music-tim-winton/3442357?ean=9781509871131 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/breath-tim-winton/371354?ean=9781509871124 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/gould-s-book-of-fish-richard-flanagan/683782?ean=9781784702892 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/wanting-richard-flanagan/4394504?ean=9781784702922 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/for-thy-great-pain-have-mercy-on-my-little-pain-victoria-mackenzie/7516273?ean=9781526647931 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/you-are-here-nicholls-david-9781444715446/2754344?ean=9781444715446 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/rare-singles-benjamin-myers/7624795?ean=9781526671905 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-unfinished-business-of-eadie-browne-freya-north/7531442?ean=9781802793000 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/other-women-emma-flint/7008512?ean=9781509840540 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/whale-fall-elizabeth-o-connor/7540698?ean=9781035024728 https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/stand-up-guy-the-most-uplifting-romance-you-ll-read-this-year-nina-kaye/7531374?ean=9781804366325 Baby Reindeer- Netflix  https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/sparrow-james-hynes/7208341?ean=9781529092394 Thanks so much for listening, until next time happy reading! 
    Escuchado 47m 1s
  • In Conversation with Sarah Gilmartin, author of 'Service'

    12 JUN. 2024 · For today's episode Hannah was joined by Irish author Sarah Gilmartin, to chat all about her latest novel https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781911590828 Please be aware this episode contains reference to SA & statistics of SA cases We chat about what it was like to write from the perspective of a man accused of sexual assault, her experience of working in restaurants, how the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre helped shape the writing of the case in the book and more. It was such an insightful conversation and the book is in Hannah's top reads of the year!  If you enjoyed this episode please do rate, review & subscribe so we can reach more of you! You can follow Sarah via https://twitter.com/sarahgilmartin_ You can email us via apairofbookendspod@gmail.com or follow us https://www.instagram.com/apairofbookendspod/ https://twitter.com/apairofbookends https://www.tiktok.com/@apairofbookends For more exclusive content with Hannah and friend of the pod Emma Hinds, head to https://www.patreon.com/APairofBookends Books & other mentions on the pod: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781911590583 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781915290137 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780571313518 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780571353750 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780571382750 Blue Lights- BBC Iplayer Thanks so much for listening! Until next time, happy reading!
    Escuchado 39m 8s
  • The Serpent and the Wings of Night with Carissa Broadbent

    5 JUN. 2024 · For today's episode I deep dived into the world of Romantasy with social media sensation Carissa Broadbent. We chat about why this genre is so successful, her writing process, what readers have to look forward to with the rest of the series and lots more! If you enjoy this episode, please do rate, review & subscribe so I can reach more of you!  https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781035040957 and it's sequel https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781035040964are available now everywhere (UK folk, the sequel is out tomorrow so go pre-order!) You can follow Carissa via https://www.instagram.com/carissabroadbentbooks/, https://www.tiktok.com/@carissabroadbent?lang=en and https://twitter.com/CarissaNasyra?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor You can also follow us via https://www.instagram.com/apairofbookendspod/, https://twitter.com/apairofbookends and https://www.tiktok.com/@apairofbookends Books & other recs mentioned:  https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780241655306 Castlevania - Netflix https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780349437019 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781526605399 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781408891384 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781474622998 For books discussed on each episode, head to: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/apairofbookendspod Thanks so much for listening & until next time, happy reading!
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  • Bonus: Small Hours with Bobby Palmer (Bobby's back!)

    29 MAY. 2024 · Bobby Palmer is back on the pod! Back in November 2022, we chatted to Bobby about his debut novel https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781472285515 and had an absolute blast so it was only right to bring him back to chat about his second book https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781035402656 We chat about how his relationship with nature has evolved, writing about a memory loss condition, masculinity, writing his third book and all the book reccs your heart could desire!  If you enjoy this episode please do rate, review & subscribe so we can reach more of you.  Follow on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/apairofbookendspod, Twitter https://x.com/apairofbookends and Tik Tok  https://www.tiktok.com/@apairofbookends Follow on Patreon for more content: https://www.patreon.com/APairofBookends Follow Bobby via https://www.instagram.com/thebobpalmer/?hl=en Bobby's https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4hsNErKeVltQwzfLhm3oCd?si=2e6088f526294030&nd=1&dlsi=824649d796384a28 For new episodes of Book Chat with Bobby and Pandora, head to Pandora's Substack https://pandorasykes.substack.com/ https://foxproject.org.uk/ Books, authors & other reccs mentioned in this episode: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781526671905 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781526631466 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781526631428 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780008528812 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781529105100 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781444715446 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780099408390 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780571377305 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781526624246 https://www.wob.com/en-gb/books/jennifer-egan/visit-from-the-goon-squad/9781780330969?gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwgdayBhBQEiwAXhMxtnNkllhf5PvcCPrKv4HCHZp2lhDFy1GSpJYmYU6wsB-cXsGyo-LmQBoCo1YQAvD_BwE#GOR002933352 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781910192146 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781913393441 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781784870867 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780340896983 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780007413577 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781783784233 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781399726344 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780241981214 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781529057072 https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/8-bridget-joness-diary-and-high-fidelity/id1657017360?i=1000622998970 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780552998765 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780571370894 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781035031238 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781035036615 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780241979068 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780241981382 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780241566572 The Terror (Amazon Prime) The Bear (Disney +) Another Round (Amazon Prime) Thanks so much for listening! Until next time, happy reading!
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  • In Conversation with Ericka Waller, author of Goodbye Birdie Greenwing

    22 MAY. 2024 · For today's episode Hannah and Ericka had a completely feral two hours of laughing and talking rubbish and somehow Hannah has managed to edit together an episode!  We chat about mothers and daughters, autism, death and grief and so much more, we hope you enjoy! Please do rate, review & subscribe as it helps us to reach more of you. You can follow us via https://instagram.com/apairofbookendspod, https://twitter.com/apairofbookends and https://www.tiktok.com/@apairofbookends For extra content head on over to https://www.patreon.com/APairofBookends Buy yourselves a copy of https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780857527257 and https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781529176650 and once you have send either myself or Ericka a DM and Ericka will be sending out hand-crocheted ghosts to 'haunt your TBR'  You can follow Ericka via https://www.instagram.com/erickawaller1/?hl=en & https://twitter.com/ErickaWaller1?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor  For more of her books and dog chat head to https://www.erickawaller.com/ Books & other mentions in today's episode: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781399726344 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780722540138 https://joinedupwritingpodcast.wordpress.com/2021/03/09/good-writing-comes-from-adversity-with-ericka-waller-ju151/ https://www.writing.ie/interviews/the-difficult-second-novel-goodbye-birdie-greenwing-by-ericka-waller/ https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780575081406 One Day - Netflix https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781526634955 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781408889534 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781804181379 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781838778699 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781916812079 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781472635266 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781398511194 For all books mentioned in episodes and to support indie bookshops, head https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/apairofbookendspod Thanks so much for listening! See you next week for a bonus episode! 
    Escuchado 58m 3s
  • May Book Club: Girls with Kirsty Capes

    15 MAY. 2024 · For our May Book Club episode we were joined by Women's Prize long-listed author Kirsty Capes, to chat about her new novel https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781398713048, out tomorrow!  We chat about sisterhood, art, mental health, grief and so much more and 'Girls' is a devastating and remarkable book that we couldn't recommend enough.  You can follow Kirsty via https://www.instagram.com/kirstycapes.author/?hl=en-gb or https://twitter.com/kirstycapes?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor If you enjoyed this episode please do rate, review & subscribe so we can reach more of you! Follow us via https://www.instagram.com/apairofbookendspod/, https://twitter.com/apairofbookends and https://www.tiktok.com/@apairofbookends This is Lydia's final episode on the pod, we couldn't have ever predicted the podcast to take off in the way it has & we've worked on so many incredible interviews together like this one and if you want to keep up with Lydia's book chat you can find her via https://www.youtube.com/@LydiaLostthePlot Books & other recs mentioned in this episode:  https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781398700109 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781786495983 Little Miss Sunshine- Disney + https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781787462144 Lady Bird - Netflix The Florida Project https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780571341009 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780571340996 Women Talking - Prime https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781399612760 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780571371761 Thanks so much for listening & for your support! See you next week, Hannah x
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  • *Some news*

    13 MAY. 2024 · Some podcast updates & an exciting announcement!  Go follow over on https://www.patreon.com/APairofBookends to support us, it's been a v weird time and I hope you'll stay with me on this journey. Big love x
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  • S4 Debut Spotlight- 2. Alan Murrin

    8 MAY. 2024 · For today's episode in the Debut Spotlight series, I was joined by author Alan Murrin to chat all about his upcoming novel 'The Coast Road' which is out in the UK tomorrow (Bloomsbury). You can order your copy of The Coast Road https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781526663702 We chat about our favourite Irish phrases, writing complicated women, that Gillian Anderson endorsement and much more. If you enjoy this episode please do rate, review & subscribe so I can reach more of you! You can also follow me @apairofbookendspod on Instagram and @apairofbookends on Twitter and Tik Tok.  Book tix for Alan's upcoming event: https://allevents.in/london/alan-murrin-lucy-caldwell-and-sarah-crossan-at-waterstones-tcr/10000884067929977 Books & other mentions on this episode:  https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781408822968 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780099539537 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780241337783 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781849831550 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780141041759 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781784875510 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781529922905 Landscapers - Now TV https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/critics-at-large-the-new-yorker/id1704902371 To buy any of the books mentioned today click https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/alan-murrin-episode Thanks so much for listening, until next time- happy reading! 
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  • S4 Debut Spotlight- 1. Nathan Newman

    1 MAY. 2024 · Welcome back Bookends to the first in the 4th season of our Debut Spotlight series, for today's episode Hannah was in conversation with author Nathan Newman! Aswell as deep diving into their debut novel 'How to leave the house', we chat about their experience of being mentored by Zadie Smith, adapting their novel for TV and life lived online. If you enjoy this ep, please do rate, review & subscribe so I can reach more of you! Buy https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780349145631 Follow Nathan on https://www.instagram.com/nathanfnewman/ You can follow us on https://www.instagram.com/apairofbookendspod/, https://twitter.com/apairofbookends and https://www.tiktok.com/@apairofbookends Books & other recs mentioned on this ep:  https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780241981399 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780140276343 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780241983126 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9781847497536 https://uk.bookshop.org/a/13480/9780008609818 Baby Reindeer- Netflix  For the full list of recs mentioned in all episodes click https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/apairofbookendspod Thanks so much for listening, until next time- happy reading! x
    Escuchado 30m 44s

A weekly bookish podcast hosted by Hannah MacDonald. Join us for monthly Book Club episodes - read the book at your own pace and then listen to us deep dive...

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A weekly bookish podcast hosted by Hannah MacDonald. Join us for monthly Book Club episodes - read the book at your own pace and then listen to us deep dive with the author! Our Debut Spotlight series is to put the freshest authors and their work firmly on your radar and in our new series we bring you a monthly culture round up of all the recommendations we've collected over the previous month of consuming. Follow us @apairofbookendspod on Instagram and @apairofbookends on Twitter and TIk Tok.
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