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The Brit Lit Podcast

Nov 30, 2017

This week, we hear from Lucy Vine, author of the 2017 summer hit Hot Mess. She tells us why we need a new Bridget Jones-style heroine, talks about her favourite books of the year, and reflects on the challenges of the second novel. 

Books mentioned on the show:

Hot Mess, by Lucy Vine

Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding

What Fresh Hell, by Lucy Vine

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Sweetpea, by C J Skuse

Unconventional, by Maggie Harcourt

Everything I Know About Love, by Dolly Alderton

Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body, by Sarah Pascoe

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

How to Be a Grown-Up, by Daisy Buchanan

How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig

Trying, by Emily Phillips

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, by Lindy West

World War Z, by Max Brooks

Catch-22, by Joseph Heller

The Essex Serpent, by Sarah Perry

The Boy From Aleppo Who Painted The War, by Sami Sukkar

Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion

Love in Small Letters/Love in Lowercase, by Francesc Miralles


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