I'm a huge fan of Desert Island Discs - but I always want to hear more about the book choices, and about the impact that reading has had on the lives of successful, interesting people. So I decided to do just that. In this podcast, I find out which four books my guests cherish above all others. They have to imagine that they’re about to be cast away to a... ahem... beamed up to an alien spaceship, with only time to grab four books to take on their one-way journey.
I catch up with debut thriller writer August Thomas during her UK tour, and discover her Four Books - a brilliant combination of the practical and the personal. As we discuss her choices, August talks about her inspirations and the international perspective that led her to write this fascinating book. Look out for some noisy sheep towards the end of the episode, bleating-out my 'not yet officially released' publication news...
15 Nov 2018