Why I Really Like This Book
These are podcasts about forgotten fiction, for curious readers, and for anyone who likes old books. Sometimes they're stories, sometimes they're not. Most of the authors write in English; and sometimes they don't. But all the books I talk about, I really really like. I hope you will too.
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My name is Kate Macdonald: I'm an English lecturer, and a lifelong browser in second-hand bookshops. I post weekly ten-minute podcasts on a Friday, on the books I really like which I think deserve new readers. You can find out lots more at the Facebook page here, and get these podcasts weekly by subscribing on the iTunes link above.

The music for the podcast intro is by The Tribe Band. Lucy Marsh did the drawing and Matthias Opsomer lettered it. Patrick Belk and Martin Fowler hold my tech safety net.

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Oh, the awful fate of slithering down the social slope and losing one's class, one's home, one's respectability, but never one's honour. The public school morals of England are given pathos in Rose Macaulay's The Lee Shore, where true happiness is found with a donkey. For cautious art lovers.

Direct download: Rose_Macaulay_and_The_Lee_Shore_-_Novels_of_1913.mp3
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Core sampling from the world of book publishing and book festivals in the 30th year of the Edinburgh Book Festival. With extra coverage of The Sorries at The Fringe.

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Hugh Walpole's Fortitude is a weighty epic of London literary life, Cornish Gothic, Victorian anarchists and the necessity of a public school background for getting on in life. it also contains the kindest boarding house written in the Edwardian period. For readers who like a long book to go with their comfy chair.

Direct download: Hugh_Walpole_and_Fortitude_-_Novels_of_1913.mp3
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The totally forgotten author Una L Silberrad and her totally wonderful historical novel of 1913, Keren of Lowbole: witchcraft, alchemy, theology, attempted adultery, a heroine more interested in being a scientist than a housewife, and the mysterious affair of the bottle of plague. For chemists.

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