John and Andy are joined by novelist Linda Grant and Unbound's Matthew Clayton to discuss Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys, first published in 1939. Rhys is still best known for her 1966 novel, Wide Sargasso Sea, but as well as making a strong case for her earlier work, there is a lively discussion of perfume, the previously unheard-of genre of Scandinavian magic realism, and Andy spots a mistake in the best selling science book of all time.
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- Tove Jansson - The Winter Book, Moominpappa at Sea, Moominvalley in November
- Stephen Hawking - A Brief History of Time
- George Orwell - 1984, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Coming Up For Air
- Linda Grant - The Clothes on Their Back, Upstairs at the Party, I Murdered My Library
- Jean Rhys - Quartet, After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie, Voyage in the Dark, Good Morning, Midnight, Wide Sargasso Sea
- David Plante - Difficult Women