Andrew Hunter Murray – You’re Booked

Our love of Jane Austen should be painfully aware. But this week’s guest might put our devotion to shame. The brilliant Andrew Hunter Murray hosts two hit podcasts: No Such Thing as a Fish (Andrew is also a QI Elf) and Page 94: A Private Eye Podcast (Andrew also writes for the magazine). He was also part of the UK’s premier (and possibly only) Jane Austen based comedy improv group Austentatious – so his devotion to the beloved author is assured. Andrew is also a bestselling author, his first novel The Last Day, was a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, and one of the top 10 fiction debuts of 2020. His new book The Sanctuary has been described as ‘A brilliantly clever thriller’ by Richard Osman. We talked to Andrew about Douglas Adams, fabulous first editions, the brilliance of Persephone books, rewriting classics, sex and science and, of course, Jane Austen. Find out more about Andrew’s picks at our store.

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Daisy Buchanan – Limelight

Andrew Hunter Murray – The Sanctuary

Andrew Hunter Murray – The Last Day

John Wyndham -Day of the Triffids

George Orwell – Coming Up For Air

Jane Austen – Emma

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen – Persuasion

Jane Austen – Mansfield Park

Douglas Adams – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Wendy Cooling – Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds

Ken Kesey – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

George Eliot – Middlemarch

Charles Dickens – Bleak House

Herman Melville – Moby Dick

Cervantes – Don Quixote

Dorothy Whipple – The Other Day

Dorothy Whipple – High Wages

Dorothy Whipple – Random Commentary

Dorothy Whipple – They Knew Mr Knight

Elizabeth Taylor – Angel

DH Lawrence – Lady’s Chatterley’s Lover

Winifred Watson – Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day

Lucy Vine – Seven Exes

Amor Towles – A Gentleman in Moscow

Nora Ephron – Crazy Salad

Douglas Adams – So Long and Thanks For All the Fish

Mary Roach – Stiff

Mary Roach – Bonk

Mary Roach – Animals, Vegetable, Criminal

Evelyn Waugh – Sword of Honour

Evelyn Waugh – Vile Bodies

Evelyn Waugh – Scoop

Evelyn Waugh – Decline and Fall

Amanda Craig – Three Graces

Simon Raven – The Rich Pay Late

Evelyn Waugh – Handful of Dust

Nancy Mitford – The Pursuit of Love

Laurie Colwin – Happy All the Time

Frank Herbert – Dune

PD James – Death Comes to Pemberley

Edith Wharton – House of Mirth

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