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Interview: Ben Aaronovitch on audiobooks, libraries and his Rivers of London series

Interview: Ben Aaronovitch on audiobooks, libraries and his Rivers of London series

Ben Aaronovitch is sci-fi and fantasy author. He's best known for his Rivers of London series, which follows a young police officer recruited by a special branch of the Metropolitan Police dealing with magic and the supernatural. Holly Newson spoke to Ben about writing for Doctor Who, the importance of libraries, and whether he’s honest when giving his opinion on his friend’s books...

December 21, 2016

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Interview: Sarah Millican on writing, laughing, and what she's up to now

Interview: Sarah Millican on writing, laughing, and what she's up to now

Sarah Millican is a comedian, and all round lovely person, who does stand up around the country, is often on panel shows and Live at the Apollo, and has her own TV show The Sarah Millican Television Programme. But this is only the start...

December 13, 2016

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A year of Listening Books Blog! 10 posts you don't want to miss

A year of Listening Books Blog! 10 posts you don't want to miss

This week marks a year since we began Listening Books Blog! We've loved every minute of it, and hope you have too! We've written about topics ranging from the history of audiobooks to the joys of volunteering. We've had interviews with Eragon author Christopher Paolini, and travel author Bill Bryson to name but two. And we've put together lots of recommendations for audiobooks of all sorts.

September 28, 2016

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Author Interview: James Runcie on TV adaptations, favourite authors, and a documentary about J. K. Rowling

Author Interview: James Runcie on TV adaptations, favourite authors, and a documentary about J. K. Rowling

James Runcie is a popular crime writer. As an author, he's best known for his series of books about the crime solving vicar Sidney Chambers, which has been adapted by ITV into the Grantchester series. James chatted to Holly Newson about what it’s like to see your work on screen, his favourite authors and what he learnt about writing and fame from making documentaries about J.K. Rowling and Hilary Mantel.

July 19, 2016

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Author Interview: Rachel Abbott on character development, research techniques and self-publishing

Author Interview: Rachel Abbott on character development, research techniques and self-publishing

Rachel Abbott launched her first novel Only the Innocent in November 2011. The book was self-published in the UK through Amazon, and reached the number one spot in the Kindle store just over three months later. Since then, Rachel has written a further five best-selling novels.

July 13, 2016

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Author Interview: Bill Bryson on family, writing inspiration, and his changing perspective on the United Kingdom

Author Interview: Bill Bryson on family, writing inspiration, and his changing perspective on the United Kingdom

Bill Bryson has written over twenty non-fiction books covering topics as diverse as history, travel, science and Shakespeare. Holly Newson spoke to Bill about family, the inspiration behind his writing, and his changing perspective on the United Kingdom.

July 5, 2016

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