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The Brit Lit Podcast

Apr 1, 2021

Our guest on episode 70 is Sophie Cousens, the author of the romantic novel This Time Next Year. She and I talked working in TV taught her about storytelling, what she misses about London, the special island where she lives now, her next book, and more.


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Books Mentioned on the Podcast:

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This Time Next Year, by Sophie Cousens 

Just Haven't Met You Yet, by Sophie Cousens

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, by V.E. Schwab

Writers and Lovers, by Lily King

The Summer Job, by Lizzy Dent

Uncoupled / The Paris Connection, by Lorraine Brown 

The Mismatch, by Sara Jafari

Beach Read, by Emily Henry

The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes

The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett

He Will Be Mine, by Kristy Greenwood

Common Ground, by Naomi Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Who's Loving You, by Sareeta Domingo

The Littlest Library, by Poppy Alexander

Act Your Age, Eve Brown, by Talia Hibbert

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe 


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