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The Mr B's Bookshop

A mix of book chat and author conversations run from Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, an independent bookshop in Bath, England. We begin with the books we're currently reading and let them guide us into the biggest and smallest of ideas: the niche, the essential, the wide-ranging.
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Now displaying: July, 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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Jul 28, 2016

The weekend after the Brexit vote we decided to create a podcast celebrating European fiction. We felt that the best way to move forward in uncertain times, was to embrace the cross-cultural creativity which underpins so much of the writing we love and champion in the shop. We also asked our listeners to contribute with their own favourite reading memories. We hope you're inspired to read the whole list. Spot the background seagulls!

Books mentioned in this episode:

All the Names by Jose Saramago, Transl. by Margaret Jull Costa

The Burnt-out Town of Miracles by Roy Jacobsen, Transl. by Don Bartlett

The Howling Miller by Aarto Paasilinna, Transl. by Will Hobson

Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada, Transl. Michael Hoffman

Thinner than a Hair by Adnam Mahmutovic

Her Father’s Daughter by Marie Sizun, Transl. by Adriana Hunter

Arab Jazz by Karim Miské, Transl. by Sam Gordon

Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig, Transl. by Anthea Bell

 

Read about more of the extended Mr B family’s favourite European reads here.

 

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