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A podcast for bibliophiles that champions female storytelling and creativity. Every Tuesday, Miranda Mills interviews top women authors, from renowned bestsellers to the most exciting debut novelists. A 'Tea Reads' special is posted every month, where Miranda shares her favourite short-form literature, more book and cultural recommendations and the latest news.

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A podcast for bibliophiles that champions female storytelling and creativity. Every Tuesday, Miranda Mills interviews top women authors, from renowned bestsellers to the most exciting debut novelists. A 'Tea Reads' special is posted every month, where Miranda shares her favourite short-form literature, more book and cultural recommendations and the latest news.

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I’ve been listening for a year or two. Miranda’s voice and accent are lovely. The recent episodes with her “mum” are such fun to listen to. Books, authors, art and culture are among the topics. A wonderful distraction in these days of isolation.

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101 Ratings
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96
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By Mamaroddy - Apr 16 2020
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I’ve been listening for a year or two. Miranda’s voice and accent are lovely. The recent episodes with her “mum” are such fun to listen to. Books, authors, art and culture are among the topics. A wonderful distraction in these days of isolation.

Coming back

By love this song from him. CAN i - Sep 27 2019
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I miss your Podcast 😔 Please come back😳
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Tea & Tattle

Latest release on Sep 20, 2020

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Rank #1: 135 | Tea and Tattle with Lucy Worsley

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This Tuesday on Tea & Tattle Podcast, I’m joined by the fabulous Lucy Worsley to discuss Lucy’s latest novel for young adults, The Austen Girls. Lucy Worsley is an historian, writer, television presenter and the Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, with her office situated at Hampton Court Palace. 

Lucy is the author of several bestselling books, including the captivating biography of Jane Austen, Jane Austen at Home. Her historical stories for children aged 11-14 are also hugely popular, and I loved The Austen Girls, which tells the story of Jane Austen’s favourite nieces, Anna and Fanny, and the difficult decisions they must make as they approach womanhood and look ahead to the prospect of balls and marriage proposals. Tasked by their Aunt Jane to be the heroines of their own lives, both Fanny and Anna must decide the kind of women they wish to become.

I highly recommend The Austen Girls for anyone who is homeschooling during lockdown, as  - as well as being a fun, gripping story that both children and adults can enjoy - The Austen Girls also gives a fascinating perspective on the domestic sphere of women in Georgian England. The novel, of course, also provides some excellent background to Jane Austen’s world, and it’s a lovely read for any Janeite. I had a fabulous time chatting to Lucy about her love for Jane Austen and how she came to write this novel about the Austen nieces.

Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/135

Get in touch!

Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast

If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Apr 13 2020

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Rank #2: 85 | A Chat With Kate Morton

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Today on Tea & Tattle, I’m so delighted to be joined by one of my favourite authors, Kate Morton, to discuss Kate’s new book, The Clockmaker’s Daughter.

Originally from Australia, Kate now lives in London with her family, and her books have been number one bestsellers all over the world. The Clockmaker’s Daughter is due out in the UK on the 20th of September, but I read an advance copy of it a few months ago, and it was definitely the highlight of my summer reads. I know Tea & Tattle listeners will love it too!

The Clockmaker’s Daughter is an incredible story that spans the Victorian era to the present day. A mystery lies at the heart of the tale: one summer in 1862, a young woman called Birdie Bell is invited to a gathering of artists at Birchwood Manor, a beautiful house in the English countryside. Everything seems idyllic, until one terrible day changes Birdie’s life forever. What are the true events of what happened that summer? The Clockmaker’s Daughter weaves several narratives and time periods together to uncover the secret hidden at Birchwood Manor for so many years.

In today’s discussion, Kate tells me about some of the inspiration behind her book, why, as a writer, she’s so fascinated by time, details about her writing process and so much more.

Get all the links and read the show notes here: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/85

Find me on Instagram: @mirandasnotebook and mirandasbookcase

Sep 18 2018

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Rank #3: 119 | Tea and Tattle with Esther Rutter

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Welcome to the new season of Tea & Tattle! This week on the podcast, I’m joined by the writer and knitter, Esther Rutter, to talk about Esther’s first book: This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain’s Knitted History, which saw Esther travelling across Britain from Shetland to the Channel Islands, in search of the stories behind Britain’s long history of wool and knitting.

To complete her book, Esther took a year off work to travel, knit and research, and in ‘This Golden Fleece,’ she spins a fascinating tale of her own personal journey as a knitter, as she takes on a fresh knitting project each month, as well as the stories she unearths of knitting traditions that have been passed down throughout the centuries.

Today on the podcast, Esther tells me about what inspired her project, how knitting your own clothes can be a powerful political act, how women have plied their needles to aid change in the world, and what are some of her favourite British yarn companies. This is a brilliant episode for anyone interested in knitting and is a perfect, cosy listen for the colder months ahead.
Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/119

Get in touch!
Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast

If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Nov 26 2019

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Rank #4: 118 | Tea and Tattle with Jane Alty

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This week, for the final Tea & Tattle episode of the season, I’m joined by the London-based chef, Jane Alty. Originally from New Zealand, Jane moved to London to pursue her career in food. Developing a passion for Thai food whilst working with the legendary Thai chef, David Thompson at the Michelin-starred Thai restaurant Nahm in London, Jane went on to set up her own Thai restaurant, The Begging Bowl, in Peckham, South London.

Jane’s restaurant is reason alone to visit this part of London, with the delicious menu she cooks up daily. I had a brilliant time chatting to her about what it’s like to run her own kitchen as head chef, her experience working in a male-dominated industry, why fostering a sense of community is so important for small businesses today, and what makes Thai food so special. It’s an episode that’s bound to get your mouth watering!
Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/118

Get in touch!
Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast
If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Jul 02 2019

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Rank #5: 80 | A Chat With Marte Marie Forsberg

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Today on Tea & Tattle, I'm chatting with the writer and photographer Marte Marie Forsberg about her cookbook, The Cottage Kitchen. From my earliest days on instagram, I've been a fan of Marie's gorgeous account, where she shares photos of her daily life in the English countryside and the delicious dishes she cooks up in her charming home.

I was so pleased to get my hands on Marie's first cookbook, The Cottage Kitchen, when it was first published in the Winter, and I've been so enjoying using the book ever since. The Cottage Kitchen is a collection of recipes inspired by the four seasons, and many of the dishes are influenced by those that Marie enjoyed as a child in Norway.

In today's conversation, Marie tells me about how going back to her roots and rediscovering what she loved to do as a young girl - cooking with her Mum in the kitchen - helped her to decide in her early 30s what she really wanted to do with her life.

After years spent travelling throughout her 20s, Marie moved back to Norway, where she started cooking and photographing the meals she made at her parent's island cottage. Discovering a passion for telling stories through photography, as well as words, led Marie to move to a small cottage in the British countryside, where she began writing The Cottage Kitchen.

I found it incredibly inspiring to hear how Marie discovered her passion in life, as well as how she made such a success of moving to a strange place where she didn't know anybody, but where she found joy from embracing simple pleasures and creative pursuits.

Listen to learn more about Marie's path to becoming a writer and photographer.

Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/80

Get in touch!
Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram:
Miranda ~ @mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase

If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on iTunes, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Jul 10 2018

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Rank #6: 69 | A Chat With Coralie Bickford-Smith

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This week, I’m joined by Coralie Bickford-Smith, who works in house at Penguin Books as a book cover designer and has also written and illustrated the beautiful children’s picture books, The Fox and the Star and The Worm and the Bird. Coralie has an impeccable eye for colour and pattern, and she’s responsible for the gorgeous covers of so many of my most-loved Penguin series, including their Clothbound Classics, the Penguin English Library paperbacks and the pocket-sized Great Food series.

In today’s interview, I ask Coralie about how she got started at Penguin, the creative process behind her designs, where she goes when she’s seeking inspiration and so much more.

It was lots of fun to chat to Coralie, and I know this episode will be fascinating for anyone interested in beautiful books and superb design.

Listen to learn more about what it takes to design memorable book covers.

Read the show notes and get all the links: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/69

Get in touch!

Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: Find Miranda at @mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase

If you enjoy the show, please do leave a rating and review in iTunes, as good ratings really help other people to find the podcast. Thank you!

Apr 17 2018

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Rank #7: 108 | A Chat With Kassia St Clair

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This week on Tea & Tattle, I’m joined by the writer Kassia St Clair, to discuss Kassia’s latest book, The Golden Thread. I’m such a fan of Kassia’s work, having loved her first bestselling book, The Secret Lives of Colour, which is a fascinating exploration of the history and meaning of 75 shades of the rainbow.

In her most recent book, The Golden Thread, Kassia explores how fabric has shaped history, bringing the reader on an incredible journey through time and around the world as she examines linens spun in Ancient Egypt, to the glorious silks of China and the famous wools of Great Britain.

I was so interested to learn what first sparked Kassia’s interest in the history of textiles and colour, as well as more about the surprising discoveries she made during her research.

This is last Tea & Tattle episode of the current season, but I’ll return with further conversations with inspiring and creative women in May for the Spring/Summer season.

Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/108

Get in touch!
Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram:
Miranda ~ @mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase

If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Mar 26 2019

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Rank #8: 120 | Tea and Tattle with Melanie Barnes

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Hello and welcome to Tea & Tattle, a podcast that celebrates female creativity and storytelling. I’m your host, Miranda Mills, and today I’m joined by the author and photographer, Melanie Barnes, to discuss Melanie’s new book, Seeking Slow, which is a guide to reclaiming moments of calm in your day. I’m a big proponent of the Slow Living movement, and I so enjoyed chatting to Melanie about her philosophy of simple living, the importance of the mind-body connection, and how knowing the purpose and intention behind your actions helps you to be happier and work more efficiently. This is a lovely listen to encourage everyone to remember to slow down, breathe deeply and practice self-care and compassion even at the busiest times of year.
Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/120

Get in touch!
Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast

If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Dec 03 2019

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Rank #9: 139 | Tea and Tattle with Marina Kemp

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This Tuesday on Tea & Tattle, I’m joined by the author and editor Marina Kemp, to discuss Marina’s debut novel, Nightingale, which was also published under the title ‘Marguerite’ in America. I thought Nightingale was one of the best first novels I’ve read, with its beautiful, evocative prose and haunting story. Drawing on her own experience of the dynamics between patient and carer, Marina wrote the story of a young nurse, Marguerite, who leaves Paris to care for an elderly man, Jerome, who is coming near the end of his life at a large, remote house in the French countryside. Dealing with her own secrets and grief, Marguerite welcomes the solitude of her new position, but she gradually becomes acquainted with other members of the village: Suki, a muslim woman who feels ostracised within the small community, Henri, a farmer who is desperately trying to hide a secret of his own, and his increasingly suspicious wife, Brigitte. 


Nightingale is an exquisite story of love and loss, and I so enjoyed talking to Marina about the inspiration behind her book, as well as the realities of caregiving and why language, choice and dignity are such important themes in her book. 


Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/139

Get in touch!

Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast

If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Apr 27 2020

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Rank #10: 73 | A Chat With Skye McAlpine

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Today on Tea & Tattle, I’m in conversation with the food writer, Skye McAlpine, who recently published her first cookbook, A Table in Venice. Although originally from Britain, Skye's parents moved to Venice when she was a young girl, and she now splits her time between London and Venice.

For years, Skye wrote about her love for Venetian home cooking and simple, fresh ingredients on her blog and instagram account, building a large audience of followers who appreciate her delicious recipes and exquisite photography.

I've been a fan of Skye's blog for many years, and I was so excited to get my copy of her cookbook. It doesn't disappoint! A Table in Venice is a thing of beauty, with marbled end papers, pale pink pages and full-page photographs featuring the very best food and scenery Venice has to offer.

In our chat together, Skye tells me why she thinks Venetian cuisine is Italy's best kept secret, how to avoid the common tourist traps of Venice, her favourite morning ritual and so much more.

This is the perfect episode to get you in the mood for long summer evenings spent lingering over dinner tables in the garden, and it’ll definitely make you want to hop on a plane to sample some of those special brioche buns yourself!

Listen to learn more about Skye's cookbook, A Table in Venice.

Read the show notes and get all the links: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/73

Get in touch!

Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: Find Miranda at @mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase

If you enjoy the show, please do leave a rating and review in iTunes, as good ratings really help other people to find the podcast. Thank you!

May 15 2018

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Rank #11: 105 | A Chat With Wendy Narby

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This week on Tea & Tattle, I’m joined by the wine educator and writer, Wendy Narby, to talk all about wine and wellness. I recently read Wendy’s book, The Drinking Woman’s Diet, which offers tips and suggestions for women who want to enjoy wine as part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle. I really enjoyed Wendy’s engaging writing and was so pleased when she agreed to come on Tea & Tattle for a chat.

Although originally from the UK, Wendy has lived and worked in Bordeaux for many years, and it was fascinating to hear about the circumstances that led her to France and to pursue a career in the wine industry. Wendy told me about how she uses ‘the rule of two’ in her approach to enjoying wine within moderation, as well as why yoga is so important to her, and what she loves about giving wine tours in Bordeaux.

Our chat had me dreaming of summer and beautiful vineyards, and I hope you find Wendy’s words as inspirational and helpful as I did.

Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/105

Get in touch!
Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram:
Miranda ~ @mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase
If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Mar 05 2019

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Rank #12: 107 | A Chat With Anja Dunk

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This week on Tea & Tattle, I’m joined by the food writer and cookbook author, Anja Dunk, to discuss Anja’s fabulous cookbook, Strudel, Noodles and Dumplings. Although born in Wales, many of Anja’s earliest recollections revolve around her family table, where her mother served up her native German cuisine.

In her cookbook, Anja shows how food is an important link that ties our past, present and future, and she features many delicious recipes that offer a modern, family-friendly twist on traditional German cooking.

I had so much fun talking to Anja about her passion for food, travel and art, and this is a brilliant episode to listen to if you’re in need of a little inspiration in the kitchen.

Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/107

Get in touch!
Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram:
Miranda ~ @mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase

If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Mar 19 2019

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Rank #13: 82 | A Chat With Amy Thomas

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Today on Tea & Tattle, I'm in conversation with the American writer Amy Thomas, to discuss Amy's fabulous memoirs, Paris My Sweet and Brooklyn in Love. In her books, Amy describes her foodie adventures in NYC, Paris and Brooklyn, as she tracks down the best sweet treats on offer. From the tastiest chocolate chip cookies in town, to award-winning macarons and decadent pies, Amy shows just how fun giving in to your sweet tooth can be. 

I filled a notebook with Amy's recommendations, but I also loved reading about Amy's life, as she shares anecdotes about her glamorous single lifestyle in Manhattan and Paris, before getting married and starting a family in Brooklyn.  I absolutely adored both Amy’s books, and I’ve been pressing them on all my girlfriends to read too - they are perfect for summer reading!

On the podcast, Amy tells me about how she first started pursuing her writing career alongside her full-time work in an ad agency, the culture shock she experienced moving back from Paris to New York, and how she overcame her nerves about sharing personal stories from her life. This is a brilliant episode for anyone who loves food and travel, and it’s bound to inspire a little wanderlust!

Listen to learn more about Amy's books, Paris My Sweet and Brooklyn in Love.
Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/82/

Get in touch!
Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram:
Miranda ~ @mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase

If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on iTunes, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Jul 24 2018

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Rank #14: Tea Reads | Christmas Special 2019

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For this Tea & Tattle Christmas Special, I'm sharing one of my favourite Christmas Short Story collections, as well as more cultural recommendations and the festive cheer that has made me 'jump for joy' lately.

Dec 17 2019

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Rank #15: 103 | A Chat With Laura Shepherd-Robinson

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This week on Tea & Tattle, I’m joined by the author Laura Shepherd-Robinson, to discuss Laura’s debut novel, Blood & Sugar. Set in Deptford in 1781, Blood & Sugar is a murder mystery that explores the horrific history of Britain’s involvement in the slave trade. The protagonist, Captain Harry Corsham, is a war hero with an ambitious wife who is eager he pursue a career within politics.

Harry’s plans go awry, however, when he discovers the tortured corpse of his university friend, Tad Archer, in Deptford. A passionate abolitionist, Tad has been campaigning for the end of slavery, and his murder forces Harry to set himself against some of the country’s most powerful politicians in his efforts to uncover the truth behind Tad’s death and expose the terrible crimes against humanity committed by Britain’s slave traders.

In today’s episode, Laura tells me about how she went from a career in politics to writing a novel, the research behind Blood & Sugar and her plans for the next book.

Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/103

Get in touch!
Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram:
Miranda ~ @mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase
If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Feb 19 2019

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Rank #16: 121 | Tea and Tattle with Laura Purcell

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Today I’m joined by the author Laura Purcell, to discuss Laura’s latest book, Bone China. Laura is the queen of Gothic fiction writing, and I raced through her two previous books, The Silent Companions and The Corset. Bone China is just as compelling a read: set in Georgian Britain, it follows the story of Esther Stevens, who flees to Cornwall from London after an incident with her previous employer. Changing her name to Hester Why, she takes a position as a lady’s maid at a grand, isolated house situated on the edge of the cliffs, caring for the elderly Miss Louise Pinecroft, who seems terrified by an unknown force and sits, relentlessly gazing at her vast blue-and-white china collection. Using alcohol and laudanum to dull her uneasy conscience, Esther struggles to face her new life in Cornwall, especially when events take a very sinister turn...

I had a wonderful time chatting to Laura about the inspiration behind Bone China and her love of Gothic fiction. I think Bone China is the perfect book to enjoy by a snug fire over the Christmas holidays, and if you haven’t read any of Laura’s books yet, then definitely add them to your Christmas list, as I can’t recommend them highly enough! I am such a fan of her work, and this episode is a brilliant listen for anyone who enjoys great story-telling and historical fiction.
Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/121

Get in touch!
Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast

If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Dec 10 2019

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Rank #17: Mother & Daughter Book Chat

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For this Tea & Tattle April Special, my Mum has joined me on the podcast to share books we’ve been reading recently, as well as recommended books for parents and children to read together, from picture books, to YA fiction, to adult books.


Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/bookchat1


Get in touch!

Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast


If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Apr 30 2020

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Rank #18: 75 | A Chat With Siobhan Ferguson

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Today on Tea & Tattle, I’m chatting with the social media photographer and author, Siobhan Ferguson.  Siobhan is the founder and curator of three incredibly successful city-themed instagram accounts: @prettycitylondon, @theprettycities and her own personal account, @siobhaise. 
I first discovered Siobhan's @prettycitylondon account several years ago and completely fell for her feed featuring London's prettiest destinations. This spring, Siobhan has published her book, Pretty City London: Discovering London's Beautiful Places, which features guided walks around some of London's most attractive areas, as well as photography tips and plenty of cafe recommendations. 
For those of you who have ever wondered where the best places are to get that perfect #wisteriahysteria shot, or simply want to discover London's hidden gems, Siobhan's book feels like the answer to a prayer.
I had so much fun chatting to Siobhan and was fascinated to learn about how she first got started on her #prettycitylondon journey, as well as how she selects photos to feature on her account, which part of her book she enjoyed writing the most and why she thinks the iPhone is an instagrammer's best friend.
This is a brilliant episode for anyone who loves London and appreciates beautiful cityscapes. I can't recommend Siobhan's book enough, both for the diehard Londoner and the casual visitor. I've been on some of the book's suggested walks already, and I was completely overjoyed to discover many gorgeous London houses and streets that I'd never previously tracked down.
Listen to learn more about Siobhan's instagram career and her wonderful book, Pretty City London.
Get the show notes: https://www.teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/75
Connect with me on instagram (@mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase) or email me at teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com
If you enjoy Tea & Tattle podcast, please do rate and review the show in iTunes to help other people find it too. Thank you!

May 29 2018

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Rank #19: 127 | Tea and Tattle with Georgianna Lane

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Today on Tea & Tattle Podcast, I’m joined by the writer and photographer, Georgianna Lane, to discuss Georgianna’s latest book, London in Bloom, which is out on March 17th. I’ve previewed the book, and I can say that London in Bloom is the most beautiful guide to the city’s parks, gardens, florists and hotels and should be on any London-lover’s shelf!

Georgianna is a wonderful friend of mine who was a fantastic guest on Tea & Tattle last year, when we spoke about her book, New York in Bloom. I got to know Georgianna better when she came to London for a few months in the spring whilst she was researching London in Bloom, and I so admire Georgianna’s phenomenal talent, passion and drive.

In today’s conversation, Georgianna fills me in on her own history with London and what she loved most about putting together London in Bloom. As a former marketing director for a literary agency and the writer of many bestselling books, Georgianna also offered some fascinating insights as to why authors should develop the skills to be their own PR, why pre-orders matter so much in today’s publishing industry and how to gain momentum around your book. 

This is the perfect episode to celebrate the transition into spring, when the magnolia blossoms are just starting to pop in London and the city will be in bloom once again.

Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/127

Get in touch!
Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @teaandtattlepodcast

If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Feb 25 2020

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Rank #20: 109 | Tea and Tattle with Isabella Hammad

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Welcome to the new season of Tea & Tattle! I’m so excited to be starting a fresh series of episodes. This week, I’m joined by the writer Isabella Hammad, to discuss Isabella’s debut novel, The Parisian.

Isabella splits her time between New York and London, and although only in her twenties, she writes with extraordinary maturity and confidence. In 2018, Isabella won the Plimpton Prize for Fiction for her story Mr. Can’aan, and her first novel has been hotly anticipated.

In The Parisian, a young Palestinian man, Midhat, arrives in France in October 1914 to study medicine. Midhat falls in love, witnesses the tragedy of war and begins a journey of self discovery as he becomes immersed in French society. Later, on returning to Nablus, Midhat is nicknamed ‘the Parisian’ by his friends, who are amused by his elegant dress and stories of his time in France. As Midhat struggles to find his place in the world, the shifting political scene in Palestine becomes increasingly dangerous.

The Parisian was published in mid-April and has already received glowing recommendations. Zadie Smith described the novel as ‘a sublime reading experience,’ and it is indeed an extraordinary read.

I very much enjoyed my conversation with Isabella and was so interested to learn about how stories about her great-grandfather first inspired Isabella to start writing The Parisian, as well as how an admiration for Virginia Woolf and Henry James novels influenced her love for language and writing style. We also spoke about how a sense of ‘otherness’ is often an experience of any creative, Isabella’s time in Nablus researching her novel, and much more.
Read the show notes: teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/109

Get in touch!
Email: teaandtattlepodcast@gmail.com

Instagram:
Miranda ~ @mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase

If you enjoy Tea & Tattle, please do rate and leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts, as good reviews help other people to find and enjoy the show. Thank you!

Apr 30 2019

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