The Avid Reader Show - Episode 593: Hurdy Gurdy. Christopher Wilson
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Episode 593: Hurdy Gurdy. Christopher Wilson

It is the year of our Lord 1349 and it is the season of the Plague. Novice friar Brother Diggory, now sixteen, has lived in the Monastery of the Order of St Odo at Whye since his eighth birthday. But his life is about to change. The sickness is creeping ever closer and the monks must attend to the victims. When Brother Diggory is nominated to tend to those afflicted, he realises he is about to meet the Plague, and that it is more powerful than him. What he doesn't realise is that encountering an illness and understanding it are two quite different things. An uproarious and uplifting novel about sickness and health, the fashions of 14th Century medicine, and how perhaps we're never quite as cutting-edge as we might like to believe.

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Frank Exit is dead—or is he? While eavesdropping on two women discussing a dog-sitting gig over lunch, a bereft friend...
Episode 629: Eugene Lim - Search History
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 629: Ryka Aoki - Light From Uncommon Stars
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12/10 2021 • 68 MIN

Episode 629: Ryka Aoki - Light From Uncommon Stars

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Shizuka Satomi made a deal with the devil: to escape damnation, she must entice seven other violin prodigies to trade...
Episode 629: Ryka Aoki - Light From Uncommon Stars
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 628: Erica Buist - This Party's Dead: Grief, Joy and Spilled Rum at the World’s Death Festivals
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16/9 2021 • 66 MIN

Episode 628: Erica Buist - This Party's Dead: Grief, Joy and Spilled Rum at the World’s Death Festivals

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What if we responded to death... by throwing a party? By the time Erica Buist's father-in-law Chris was discovered, upstairs in...
Episode 628: Erica Buist - This Party's Dead: Grief, Joy and Spilled Rum at the World’s Death Festivals
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 627: Mary Roach - Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law
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14/9 2021 • 50 MIN

Episode 627: Mary Roach - Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law

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What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years...
Episode 627: Mary Roach - Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 626: Nick McDonell - The Council of Animals
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15/7 2021 • 24 MIN

Episode 626: Nick McDonell - The Council of Animals

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From national bestselling author Nick McDonell, The Council of Animals is a captivating fable for humans of all ages—dreamers and...
Episode 626: Nick McDonell - The Council of Animals
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 625: Ned Palmer - A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles
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8/7 2021 • 102 MIN

Episode 625: Ned Palmer - A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles

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The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller. For history nerds and food lovers, the curious and the hungry, an entertaining journey...
Episode 625: Ned Palmer - A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 624: Rose Eveleth - Flash Forward: An Illustrated Guide to Possible (and Not So Possible) Tomorrows
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1/7 2021 • 51 MIN

Episode 624: Rose Eveleth - Flash Forward: An Illustrated Guide to Possible (and Not So Possible) Tomorrows

The Avid Reader Show
Flash Forward: An Illustrated Guide to Possible (And Not So Possible) Tomorrows takes readers on a journey from speculative fiction...
Episode 624: Rose Eveleth - Flash Forward: An Illustrated Guide to Possible (and Not So Possible) Tomorrows
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 623: Emeran Mayer - The Gut-Immune Connection
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17/6 2021 • 44 MIN

Episode 623: Emeran Mayer - The Gut-Immune Connection

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From one of today’s leading experts on the emerging science of the microbiome comes a ground-breaking book that offers, for...
Episode 623: Emeran Mayer - The Gut-Immune Connection
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 622: Joshua Henkin - Morningside Heights
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17/6 2021 • 47 MIN

Episode 622: Joshua Henkin - Morningside Heights

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Thirty years later, something is wrong with Spence. The Great Man can’t concentrate; he falls asleep reading The New York...
Episode 622: Joshua Henkin - Morningside Heights
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 621: Melissa Scholes Young - The Hive
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16/6 2021 • 58 MIN

Episode 621: Melissa Scholes Young - The Hive

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The Fehler sisters wanted to be more than bug girls but growing up in a fourth- generation family pest control...
Episode 621: Melissa Scholes Young - The Hive
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 621: Rebecca Schwarzlose - Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain—And How They Guide You
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16/6 2021 • 49 MIN

Episode 621: Rebecca Schwarzlose - Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain—And How They Guide You

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Your brain is a collection of maps: detailed representations, scrawled across your brain’s surfaces, of the sights, sounds, and actions...
Episode 621: Rebecca Schwarzlose - Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain—And How They Guide You
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 620: Brandy Schillace - Mr Humble & Dr. Butcher
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26/5 2021 • 75 MIN

Episode 620: Brandy Schillace - Mr Humble & Dr. Butcher

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In the early days of the Cold War, a spirit of desperate scientific rivalry birthed a different kind of space...
Episode 620: Brandy Schillace - Mr Humble & Dr. Butcher
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 620: Lee Durkee - The Last Taxi Driver
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26/5 2021 • 54 MIN

Episode 620: Lee Durkee - The Last Taxi Driver

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Hailed by George Saunders as “a true original—a wise and wildly talented writer,” Lee Durkee takes readers on a high-stakes...
Episode 620: Lee Durkee - The Last Taxi Driver
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 619: Kate Lebo - The Book Of Difficult Fruit
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20/5 2021 • 49 MIN

Episode 619: Kate Lebo - The Book Of Difficult Fruit

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A is for aronia, berry member of the apple family, clothes-stainer, superfruit with reputed healing power. D is for durian,...
Episode 619: Kate Lebo - The Book Of Difficult Fruit
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 619: Sarah Ruden - The Gospels: A New Translation
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20/5 2021 • 44 MIN

Episode 619: Sarah Ruden - The Gospels: A New Translation

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For millennia, the first four books of the New Testament have not only supported the central tenets of Christianity but...
Episode 619: Sarah Ruden - The Gospels: A New Translation
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 618: Andy Weir - Project Hail Mary
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4/5 2021 • 52 MIN

Episode 618: Andy Weir - Project Hail Mary

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Soon to be a movie! Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and...
Episode 618: Andy Weir - Project Hail Mary
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 618: 1Q1A with Andy Weir - Project Hail Mary
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4/5 2021 • 1 MIN

Episode 618: 1Q1A with Andy Weir - Project Hail Mary

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Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will...
Episode 618: 1Q1A with Andy Weir - Project Hail Mary
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 617: Katherine Heiny - Early Morning Riser
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29/4 2021 • 65 MIN

Episode 617: Katherine Heiny - Early Morning Riser

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wise, bighearted, boundlessly joyful novel of love, disaster, and unconventional family Jane falls in love with Duncan easily. He is charming,...
Episode 617: Katherine Heiny - Early Morning Riser
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 617: Stephen Leigh - Amid The Crowd Of Stars
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29/4 2021 • 45 MIN

Episode 617: Stephen Leigh - Amid The Crowd Of Stars

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Wherever we go, we carry with us our own souls, morals and seeds of creation or destruction. This book, especially...
Episode 617: Stephen Leigh - Amid The Crowd Of Stars
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 616: Frank Wilczek - Fundamentals: Ten Keys To Reality
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21/4 2021 • 66 MIN

Episode 616: Frank Wilczek - Fundamentals: Ten Keys To Reality

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One of our greatest scientists reveals ten profound insights that remind and explain to each of us how we experience...
Episode 616: Frank Wilczek - Fundamentals: Ten Keys To Reality
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 615: David Arnold - The Electric Kingdom
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15/4 2021 • 46 MIN

Episode 615: David Arnold - The Electric Kingdom

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When a deadly Fly Flu sweeps the globe, it leaves a shell of the world that once was. Among the...
Episode 615: David Arnold - The Electric Kingdom
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 614: Nicole Perlroth - This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends
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14/4 2021 • 45 MIN

Episode 614: Nicole Perlroth - This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends

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Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break into your devices and move around undetected. One of...
Episode 614: Nicole Perlroth - This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 613: D. Eric Maikranz - The Reincarnationist Papers
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9/4 2021 • 45 MIN

Episode 613: D. Eric Maikranz - The Reincarnationist Papers

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Discovered as three notebooks in an antique store in Rome at the turn of the millennium, The Reincarnationist Papers offers...
Episode 613: D. Eric Maikranz - The Reincarnationist Papers
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 612: Walter Isaacson - The Code Breaker
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5/4 2021 • 40 MIN

Episode 612: Walter Isaacson - The Code Breaker

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When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a...
Episode 612: Walter Isaacson - The Code Breaker
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 611: Michael Spitzer - The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth
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1/4 2021 • 54 MIN

Episode 611: Michael Spitzer - The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth

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Today music fills our lives. How we have created, performed and listened to this music throughout history has defined what...
Episode 611: Michael Spitzer - The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 611: Rose Szabo - What Big Teeth
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1/4 2021 • 36 MIN

Episode 611: Rose Szabo - What Big Teeth

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Eleanor Zarrin has been estranged from her wild family for years. When she flees boarding school after a horrifying incident,...
Episode 611: Rose Szabo - What Big Teeth
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 610: 1Q1A with Rose Szabo - What Big Teeth
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1/4 2021 • 2 MIN

Episode 610: 1Q1A with Rose Szabo - What Big Teeth

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Sam asks Rose about when they first discovered T.S. Eliot in this episode of 1Q1A. If you enjoy this bit...
Episode 610: 1Q1A with Rose Szabo - What Big Teeth
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 609: Steven Hall - Maxwell's Demon
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30/3 2021 • 60 MIN

Episode 609: Steven Hall - Maxwell's Demon

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Today our guest is Steven Hall, author of The Raw Sharks Texts a seminal and amazing book that was released...
Episode 609: Steven Hall - Maxwell's Demon
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 608: 1Q1A Steven Hall - Maxwell's Demon
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30/3 2021 • 0 MIN

Episode 608: 1Q1A Steven Hall - Maxwell's Demon

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Sam asks Steven if he still reads the back of cereal boxes. Listen to what Steven has to say. Check...
Episode 608: 1Q1A Steven Hall - Maxwell's Demon
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 607: Nick Mamatas - The Planetbreaker's Son
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10/3 2021 • 52 MIN

Episode 607: Nick Mamatas - The Planetbreaker's Son

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He walks the stars embedded in the virtual dome of night and, when he tires of a world, throws a...
Episode 607: Nick Mamatas - The Planetbreaker's Son
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 606: 1Q1A Nick Mamatas - The Planetbreaker's Son
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10/3 2021 • 1 MIN

Episode 606: 1Q1A Nick Mamatas - The Planetbreaker's Son

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He walks the stars embedded in the virtual dome of night and, when he tires of a world, throws a...
Episode 606: 1Q1A Nick Mamatas - The Planetbreaker's Son
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 605: Caryl Pagel - Out Of Nowhere Into Nothing
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5/3 2021 • 53 MIN

Episode 605: Caryl Pagel - Out Of Nowhere Into Nothing

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Out of Nowhere Into Nothing is a collection of sublime meditations on the unbelievable, the coincidental, and the apparitional; the...
Episode 605: Caryl Pagel - Out Of Nowhere Into Nothing
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 604: 1Q1A Caryl Pagel - Out Of Nowhere Into Nothing
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5/3 2021 • 1 MIN

Episode 604: 1Q1A Caryl Pagel - Out Of Nowhere Into Nothing

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Out of Nowhere Into Nothing is a collection of sublime meditations on the unbelievable, the coincidental, and the apparitional; the...
Episode 604: 1Q1A Caryl Pagel - Out Of Nowhere Into Nothing
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 603: Cosmogony: Stories - Lucy Ives
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5/3 2021 • 72 MIN

Episode 603: Cosmogony: Stories - Lucy Ives

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itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15390767.jpg] An energetic, witty collection of stories where the supernatural meets the anomalies of everyday life--deception, infidelity, lost cats, cute...
Episode 603: Cosmogony: Stories - Lucy Ives
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 602: 1Q1A Lucy Ives - Cosmogony: Stories
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5/3 2021 • 1 MIN

Episode 602: 1Q1A Lucy Ives - Cosmogony: Stories

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15390748.jpg] An energetic, witty collection of stories where the supernatural meets the anomalies of everyday life--deception, infidelity, lost cats, cute...
Episode 602: 1Q1A Lucy Ives - Cosmogony: Stories
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 601: Flowers of Darkness - Tatiana de Rosnay
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25/2 2021 • 55 MIN

Episode 601: Flowers of Darkness - Tatiana de Rosnay

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From the internationally bestselling author of Sarah's Key comes Tatiana de Rosnay's Flowers of Darkness, a riveting and emotionally intense...
Episode 601: Flowers of Darkness - Tatiana de Rosnay
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 600: Land of Big Numbers - Te-Ping Chen
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24/2 2021 • 41 MIN

Episode 600: Land of Big Numbers - Te-Ping Chen

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Land of Big numbers is ten short stories and as you know I love short stories. The characters are from China...
Episode 600: Land of Big Numbers - Te-Ping Chen
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 599: 1Q1A Te-Ping Chen - Land of Big Numbers
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24/2 2021 • 1 MIN

Episode 599: 1Q1A Te-Ping Chen - Land of Big Numbers

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Land of Big numbers is ten short stories and as you know I love short stories. The characters are from China...
Episode 599: 1Q1A Te-Ping Chen - Land of Big Numbers
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 598: My Year Abroad. Chang-Rae Lee
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24/2 2021 • 47 MIN

Episode 598: My Year Abroad. Chang-Rae Lee

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Tiller is an average American college student with a good heart but minimal aspirations. Pong Lou is a larger-than-life, wildly...
Episode 598: My Year Abroad. Chang-Rae Lee
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 597: 1Q1A. My Year Abroad Chang-Rae Lee
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24/2 2021 • 0 MIN

Episode 597: 1Q1A. My Year Abroad Chang-Rae Lee

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Tiller is an average American college student with a good heart but minimal aspirations. Pong Lou is a larger-than-life, wildly...
Episode 597: 1Q1A. My Year Abroad Chang-Rae Lee
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 596: The Midnight Library. Matt Haig
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24/2 2021 • 16 MIN

Episode 596: The Midnight Library. Matt Haig

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itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15371625.jpg] Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books,...
Episode 596: The Midnight Library. Matt Haig
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 595: Luckenbooth. Jenni Fagan
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24/2 2021 • 46 MIN

Episode 595: Luckenbooth. Jenni Fagan

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Luckenbooth, her third novel, about an Edinburgh tenement and the curse that haunts it, infecting the lives of all who...
Episode 595: Luckenbooth. Jenni Fagan
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 594: 1Q1A Luckenbooth. Jenni Fagan
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24/2 2021 • 1 MIN

Episode 594: 1Q1A Luckenbooth. Jenni Fagan

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Luckenbooth, Jenni's third novel, about an Edinburgh tenement and the curse that haunts it, infects the lives of all who...
Episode 594: 1Q1A Luckenbooth. Jenni Fagan
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 593: Hurdy Gurdy. Christopher Wilson
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24/2 2021 • 50 MIN

Episode 593: Hurdy Gurdy. Christopher Wilson

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It is the year of our Lord 1349 and it is the season of the Plague. Novice friar Brother Diggory, now...
Episode 593: Hurdy Gurdy. Christopher Wilson
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 592: 1Q1A. Hurdy Gurdy Christopher Wilson
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24/2 2021 • 0 MIN

Episode 592: 1Q1A. Hurdy Gurdy Christopher Wilson

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It is the year of our Lord 1349 and it is the season of the Plague. Novice friar Brother Diggory, now...
Episode 592: 1Q1A. Hurdy Gurdy Christopher Wilson
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 591: The Love Proof Madeleine Henry
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5/2 2021 • 41 MIN

Episode 591: The Love Proof Madeleine Henry

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Sophie Jones is a physics prodigy on track to unlock the secrets of the universe. But when she meets Jake...
Episode 591: The Love Proof Madeleine Henry
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 590: 1Q1A The Love Proof Madeleine Henry
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5/2 2021 • 0 MIN

Episode 590: 1Q1A The Love Proof Madeleine Henry

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Sophie Jones is a physics prodigy on track to unlock the secrets of the universe. But when she meets Jake...
Episode 590: 1Q1A The Love Proof Madeleine Henry