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English, Literature, 1 seasons, 35 episodes, 1 day 3 hours 46 minutes
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Leigh Chambers presents the fortnightly show featuring Cambridge-based writers. Sponsored by Heffer.
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Bookmark: Katherine MacInnes

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Katherine MacInnes talking about her book Snow Widows, Scott’s Fatal Antarctic Expedition by the Women Left Behind. Sean Ashton explains how his daily commute inspired […]
25/06/202348 minutes 34 seconds
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Bookmark: Laura Freeman

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Laura Freeman, Chief Art Critic for The Times, talking about her book Ways of Life; Jim Ede and the Kettle’s Yard Artists, which looks at […]
11/06/202321 minutes 32 seconds
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Bookmark: Athene Donald

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Dame Professor Athene Donald talking about her book Not Just For The Boys; Why We Need More Women in Science, which examines the challenges girls […]
30/05/202346 minutes 53 seconds
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Bookmark: Wenyan Lu

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Wenyan Lu talking about her debut novel The Funeral Cryer, set in rural China, which explores the roles and rituals surrounding funerals. Sally Harris chats […]
14/05/202348 minutes 45 seconds
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Bookmark: Ellee Seymour

Leigh Chambers’ guest is Ellee Seymour talking about her novel The Station Master’s Daughters At War, the second in her historical saga trilogy. Joanne Burn explains how the plague village […]
23/04/202345 minutes 1 second
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Bookmark: Peter James Bowman

Celebrities and icons are the theme of this show. Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Peter James Bowman talking about his book The First Celebrities; Five Regency Portraits which examines how […]
09/04/202349 minutes 51 seconds
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Bookmark: Clare Jackson

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest, historian, picks the music and talks about her epic book, Devil-land, England Under Siege which examines the turbulent history of England in the 17th century. Jeremy […]
26/03/20231 hour 9 seconds
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Bookmark: Sophie Harrison

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Sophie Harrison talking about her book, The Cure for Good Intentions, the real-life recollections of changing careers to train as a GP. Jessie Keane discusses […]
12/03/202346 minutes 29 seconds
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Bookmark: Andrew Stickland

A science fiction and fantasy special. Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Andrew Stickland talking about The Arcadian Incident, the first book in his Mars Alone trilogy. Nicole Arend discusses Vamps: […]
26/02/202346 minutes 54 seconds
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Bookmark: Georgina Scull

Georgina Scull talks to Leigh Chambers about her non-fiction book, Regrets of the Dying, which examines what those near the end of their lives wish they’d done differently. Mariah Whelan chats […]
12/02/202348 minutes 6 seconds
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Bookmark: Alison Stockham

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Alison Stockham talking about her debut novel, The Cuckoo Sister, a psychological thriller about sibling rivalry. Midge Gillies discusses her biography of Piccadilly Circus. And […]
29/01/202346 minutes 23 seconds
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Bookmark: Adele Geras

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Adele Geras, writing as Hope Adams, talking about her book Dangerous Women based on the true story of female convicts transported to Australia in the […]
15/01/202351 minutes 13 seconds
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Bookmark – A Christmas Special

In a special Christmas episode on classical literature and history, Leigh Chambers’ featured guest, Harry Sidebottom, chats about his book The Mad Emperor; Heliogabulus and the Decadence of Rome. Jan […]
11/12/202249 minutes 34 seconds
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Bookmark: Iain Hood

Genre-defying novels are the theme of this week’s show. Leigh Chambers’ featured guest, Iain Hood, talks about his latest novel Every Trick In The Book, based on the real-life case […]
27/11/202247 minutes 59 seconds
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Bookmark: John B Thompson on Publishing

A special show on publishing. Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is John B Thompson talking about Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing, his exploration of the effect of the rise […]
14/11/202246 minutes 55 seconds
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Bookmark: Hannah Jane Walker

This show focuses on self-awareness. Leigh Chambers’ featured guest, Hannah Jane Walker, talks about her book Sensitive, which explores how highly sensitive people can benefit society. Theoretical psychologist, Nicholas Humphreys, […]
26/10/202248 minutes 12 seconds
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Bookmark: Jim Kelly

Featured guest, Jim Kelly, talks to Leigh Chambers about his new novel, The Silent Child, set between a Nazi concentration camp in 1944 and the dividing of Berlin in 1961. […]
11/10/202246 minutes 28 seconds
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Bookmark: Lucy Ward

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Lucy Ward talking about her book The Empress and the English Doctor, How Catherine the Great defied a Deadly Virus, an examination of how the […]
25/09/202252 minutes 2 seconds
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Bookmark: Jill Dawson

First in the new series. Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Jill Dawson talking about her new novel, The Bewitching, based on the true story of a sixteenth century Fenland witchcraft […]
18/09/202248 minutes 11 seconds
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Bookmark: Menna Van Praag

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Menna Van Praag talking about her latest fantasy novel, Night of Demons and Saints. Kate Rhodes and Barry Forshaw chat about crime fiction. And Graham […]
11/07/202246 minutes 43 seconds
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Bookmark: Susan Sellers

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Susan Sellers talking about her novel Firebird which looks at the unusual true love story of Cambridge born economist Maynard Keynes and Russian ballerina Lydia […]
27/06/202247 minutes 45 seconds
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Bookmark: Toby Wilkinson

Leigh Chambers’ Featured guest is Egyptologist, Professor Toby Wilkinson, talking about his new book Tutankhamun’s Trumpet, The Story of Ancient Egypt in 100 Objects. Christina Buckton chats about what it […]
12/06/202248 minutes 57 seconds
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Bookmark: Guinevere Glasfurd

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Guinevere Glasfurd talking about her latest novel, Privilege, set in 18th century France. Poet Sarah Mnatzaganian discusses her prizewinning debut poetry collection, Lemonade In The […]
22/05/202247 minutes 28 seconds
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Bookmark: Gytha Lodge

Gytha Lodge chooses the music and chats about her new psychological thriller, Little Sister. Historian Vic Gatrell discusses his book Conspiracy on Cato Street, which brings to life a nineteenth […]
08/05/202247 minutes 30 seconds
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Bookmark: Books for Children

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Ann-Marie Howell talking about her latest novel for 9 – 11-year-olds, The Secret of the Treasure Keepers, which is set in the Fens. Illustrator, Yu […]
24/04/202247 minutes 51 seconds
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Bookmark: Melissa Fu

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Melissa Fu talking about her debut novel, Peach Blossom Spring, an epic tale following a mother and son’s journey through war-torn China, searching for home […]
10/04/202248 minutes 31 seconds
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Bookmark: Rosie Andrews

Rosie Andrews talks about her debut novel and Sunday Times bestseller, The Leviathan. Elle McNicol chats about the importance of neurodiverse characters in children’s literature. And DJ Taylor discusses his […]
27/03/202246 minutes 23 seconds
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Bookmark: Sarah Vaughan

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Sarah Vaughan talking about her new novel, Reputation, a legal drama set in the world of politics. Stephen Games discusses Why My Wife Had To […]
13/03/202249 minutes 6 seconds
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Bookmark: Malcolm Gaskill

Non-fiction special. Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is historian, Malcolm Gaskill talking about The Ruin of Witches – Life and Death in the New World, his retelling of the true story […]
13/02/202251 minutes 5 seconds
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Bookmark: Jo Browning Wroe

Debuts. Leigh Chambers’ guest is Jo Browning Wroe talking about her debut novel, A Terrible Kindness set in Cambridge and Aberfan. Poet, Doireann Ni Ghriofa chats about her first work […]
23/01/202245 minutes 12 seconds
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Bookmark: Lynne Bryan

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest on the first Bookmark of 2022 is Lynne Bryan talking about her memoir Iron Man, reflections on living with her disabled father. Robert Hyde from Galileo […]
09/01/202249 minutes 33 seconds
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Bookmark: Annie Gray

Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is food historian, Annie Gray, talking about her new book At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages, which looks at why certain foods appear […]
16/12/202147 minutes 57 seconds
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Bookmark: Helen Joyce

Leigh Chambers guest is Helen Joyce talking about her controversial book Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality, an examination of gender identity politics. Venetia Welby discusses her novel, Dreamtime. And writing duo, Natasha […]
06/12/202148 minutes 5 seconds
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Bookmark: John Greening

Leigh Chambers’ guest is poet, John Greening, talking about his own work and his role as editor of Hollow Palaces, an anthology of modern country house poems. Talya Miron-Shatz discusses […]
22/11/202147 minutes 45 seconds
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Bookmark: Dani Atkins

Leigh Chambers’ guest is Dani Atkins talking about her romantic novel, A Sky Full Of Stars. Dr Brigitte Steger and Anna Ellis-Rees discuss Beyond Kawaii, an examination by Cambridge University […]
25/10/202147 minutes 17 seconds