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The Brit Lit Podcast

Apr 4, 2019

On today's episode, you get to hear from Claire, the host of the podcast, about her own novel, Unscripted, out today. It's a smart beach read about a young aspiring writer with a celebrity crush and a determined plan. Claire speaks to her friend Juliet about the challenge of writing from multiple points of view, how Myers Briggs has helped form her characters, what she really thinks of LA, her long and torturous route to publication, and more.

Books Mentioned on the Podcast:

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe

The Hunting Party, by Lucy Foley

Star-Crossed, by Minnie Darke

One Day in December, by Josie Silver

Becoming, by Michelle Obama

So Here's the Thing . . .: Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut, by Alyssa Mastromonaco

Reasons to Be Cheerful, by Nina Stibbe

How to Fail, by Elizabeth Day

The Party, by Elizabeth Day

Some Kids I Taught And What They Taught Me, by Kate Clanchy


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