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The Brit Lit Podcast

Jan 10, 2019

Our guest today is Ben from the Bookshop Band.  The Bookshop Band started in 2010 and write songs inspired by – you’ve guessed it – books. They’re about to embark on their first tour of the US, so if you’re based in or around New York, New Mexico, or Colorado, you’ll have a chance to catch Ben and Beth at one of several locations between now and the first week of February. I spoke to Ben about their upcoming tour, how they started out, their songwriting process, and more. 

Books Mentioned on the Podcast:

The Paris Wife, by Paula McLane

The Book of Dust, by Philip Pullman

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce

All The Lonely People, by David Owen

Oh My Gods, by Alexandra Sheppard

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss, by Rajeev Balasubramanyam

The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton, by Anstey Harris

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe


Links mentioned in the podcast episode:

The Bookshop Band US tour

The Open Book - a bookshop holiday

A Critic Sells Books Down by the Seashore -- New York Times article calling the Bookshop Band "not just good but achingly good".


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