We are finally back! Apologies for the lengthy break – all is explained in this episode. We’re not back as soon as intended, because we recorded an episode a few days ago that… didn’t record. The podcasters’ nightmare! Nothing

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We are finally back! Apologies for the lengthy break – all is explained in this episode. We’re not back as soon as intended, because we recorded an episode a few days ago that… didn’t record. The podcasters’ nightmare! Nothing daunted, here we are.


In the first half, we look at cars in books and bicycles in books, as I have long threatened to do. Rachel gave in, and it turned into a fun discussion. In the second half, we look at two books that are very different but both a lot about politics – Jessica Mitford’s memoir/autobiography Hons and Rebels and Marghanita Laski’s novel Tory Heaven.


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Oh, and the bookshop Rachel raves about has a website too.


Books and authors we mention in this episode are:


Little by Edward Carey

Alva and Irva by Edward Carey

Observatory Mansions by Edward Carey

Larchfield by Polly Clark

This Little Art by Kate Briggs

Vanity Fair by W.M. Thackeray

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

The Love-Child by Edith Olivier

To The North by Elizabeth Bowen

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins

Toad of Toad Hall by Kenneth Grahame

Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee

Ann Veronica by H.G. Wells

Mapp and Lucia series by E.F. Benson

The Amorous Bicycle by Mary Essex

Tea Is So Intoxicating by Mary Essex

A.A. Milne

Elizabeth Taylor

Miss Read

Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson

Hons and Rebels by Jessica Mitford

Tory Heaven by Marghanita Laski

Love on the Supertax by Marghanita Laski

The Village by Marghanita Laski

London War Notes by Mollie Panter-Downes

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters ed. by Charlotte Mosley

Miss Ranskill Comes Home by Barbara Euphan Todd

The American Way of Death by Jessica Mitford

A Fine Old Conflict by Jessica Mitford

The Devastating Boys by Elizabeth Taylor

The Demon Lover by Elizabeth Bowen

Books Referenced