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The Brit Lit Podcast

Nov 4, 2021

I’m so excited to bring you an interview with none other than Sophie Kinsella, who’s known to many as the queen of British chick lit and the author of the mega-bestselling Shopaholic series. 

We talked about her new book The Party Crasher, how being a musician and being a writer are interconnected, what it’s been like to be a comedy writer over the last year and a half, what her favourite biscuit is, and a whole lot more!


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Books Mentioned in this episode:

The Party Crasher, by Sophie Kinsella

Confessions of a Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella

The Tennis Party, by Madeline Wickham

An Island Wedding, by Jenny Colgan

The Beloved Girls, by Harriet Evans

Sorrow and Bliss, by Meg Mason

Transcendent Kingdom, by Yaa Gyasi

Murmuration, by Blake Auden

The Christmas Bookshop, by Jenny Colgan

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe

Girl, Unstrung, by Claire Handscombe


In the US and now the UK, buy your hardbacks and paperbacks from to support the podcast, as well as independent bookshops!

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Get your first two audiobooks for just $14.99 with the code BRITLIT on

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Buy Claire’s novel, Unscripted.

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