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Before the internet you may remember people used to send letters to friends in the post. Well, book blogger and podcaster Simon Thomas came up with the wonderfully romantic idea of posting a book (with attached notepad for comments) from friend to friend around the world, eventually receiving back the book with thoughts from every reader along the way. In times of Covid lockdown, could this be the perfect form of book club? Of course we were eager to hear more.
We also have some brilliant book recommendations by authors you may never have heard of, and we catch up on Simon’s Book of the Year book club (in which all the books read come from a single year) first featured on episode 39.
Tea at Four O’Clock by Janet McNeill
The Stone of Chastity by Margery Sharp
Our original interview with Simon Thomas in which we talked about his Book of the Year club and got a ton of brilliant book recommendations.
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