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The Brit Lit Podcast

Sep 20, 2018

Claire speaks to Charlotte Duckworth, author of psychological suspense novel The Rival. They discuss Charlotte’slong journey as a writer and some of her novel’s themes: how motherhood changes a woman and often rocks her sense of identity and how that can play out against the backdrop of her work.

Books Mentioned on the Podcast:

The Rival, by Charlotte Duckworth

Our Kind of Cruelty, by Araminta Hall

No Further Questions,by Gillian McAllister

Rosie Loves Jack, by Mel Darbon

Help Me!: One Woman's Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Her Life, by Marianne Power

Dear Mr Pop Star, by Derek and Dave Philpott

The Good Guys: 50 Heroes Who Changed the World with Kindness, by Rob Kemp

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe


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