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The Mr B's Podcast

We invite you to turn your laptop on, plug in your earphones, and spend (up to) 20 wondrous minutes in the company of books and the Mr B’s Team. Our monthly podcast comes to you in two forms: in our Mr B’s at Home episodes our Jess meets up with two members of the team who will tell you all about their favourite books of the moment, and treat you to a short excerpt from a few of them to tease your reading taste buds. ‘Mr B’s Guests’ is our series of recordings with guest authors - perfect if you’re far away from Bath and missing that Mr B’s event feel! Whether on a train, on your morning run or - why not - in the bath (as long as you keep your electronic devises dry!) our short podcast is the perfect companion for a busy book-loving life.
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Now displaying: September, 2016

 

Welcome to the Mr B's Podcast: the audio-home of Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath. Read more about our different episodes, and the bookshop where they are all made here 

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Sep 26, 2016

Novelist Yann Martel, author of the Booker prize-winning  Life of Pi, joins us for a conversation about books, reading and the endless scope of art in making sense of the world. His latest novel The High Mountains of Portugal  is out in paperback this month -  a gorgeous story about loss, and the sometimes eccentric ways in which we deal with it. We also finds out about a very peculiar guerrilla book group, conducted once upon a time by Yann himself…

Books mentioned in this episode:

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Iliad by Homer, Transl. Stephen Mitchell

The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony,  and Other Stories by Franz Kafka

 

Music by The Bookshop Band

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