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The Penguin Podcast: Claire Tomalin with David Baddiel
Penguin Books UK

Biographer Claire Tomalin joins David Baddiel in the Penguin studio to chat about the art of writing about other people’s lives. She has written bestselling biographies including Mary Wollstonecraft, Charles Dickens and Jane Austen and has been called ‘one of the greatest biographers of our age’. Claire has now written about her own fascinating and surprising life and brings objects into the studio that inspired her including a plaster foot and a Samuel Pepys medal. #PenguinPodcast

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David Baddiel with Jane Fallon
Penguin Books UK

Bestselling author Jane Fallon joins David Baddiel in the Penguin studio to talk about her new book ‘Faking Friends’. Jane is an award-winning TV producer behind shows such as This Life and EastEnders and has written eight books – selling over a million copies. She talks to David about some of the objects that have been part of her creative process including a Christmas tree covered in very unusual ornaments and the cover of her first book ‘Getting Rid of Matthew’. #PenguinPodcast

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David Baddiel with Caitlin Moran
Penguin Books UK

Caitlin Moran joins David Baddiel in the Penguin Studio. The critically acclaimed journalist and author penned her first book aged 13, has been writing for The Times since she was 18 and has had bestselling novels including ‘How to be a Woman’ and ‘How to Build a Girl’. She’s in to talk about her new book, ‘How to Be Famous’, and bringsobjects that have inspired her including: headphones; a Wolverhampton library ticket; a letter from Clive Anderson and a swimming costume (which she carries everywhere with her). #PenguinPodcast

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The Hazel Wood - chapter extract
Penguin Books UK

Puffin presents the audiobook edition of The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate - the Hazel Wood - Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. Her mother is stolen away - by a figure who claims to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: 'Stay away from the Hazel Wood'. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began....

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Katy Brand with Gabourey Sidibe
Penguin Books UK

Oscar nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe joins Katy Brand in the Penguin studio to talk about her hilarious and moving memoir ‘This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare’. Gabourey’s breakthrough role was as Precious in the feature film and she’s since starred in TV shows American Horror Story, The Big C and Empire. Gabourey talks about what her sources of inspiration including a collection of NSYNC dolls and her beloved cat Aaron. She also reveals her constant fear of dinosaurs! #PenguinPodcast

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Arundhati Roy with Kirsty Lang
Penguin Books UK

Arundhati Roy joins Kirsty Lang for a special live edition of the Penguin Podcast. Arundhati burst onto the international literary scene 20 years ago with her novel ‘The God of Small Things’. Since then she has written non-fiction books and essays on contemporary politics, culture, human rights and environmental issues. She returns to the fiction scene to talk about her second novel ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’. With her she brings objects which have inspired her including a newspaper article of an abandoned baby, a shroud and a photograph of an Indian shrine. #PenguinPodcast

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Anansi Boy by Neil Gaiman (Audio Extract)
Penguin Books UK

Listen to extracts from some of the best BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations published by Penguin Audio: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase by Adams Douglas and Eoin Colfer Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

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Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase by Adams Douglas and Eoin Colfer (Audio Extract)
Penguin Books UK

Listen to extracts from some of the best BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations published by Penguin Audio: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase by Adams Douglas and Eoin Colfer Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (Audio Extract)
Penguin Books UK

Listen to extracts from some of the best BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations published by Penguin Audio: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase by Adams Douglas and Eoin Colfer Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (Audio Extract)
Penguin Books UK

Listen to extracts from some of the best BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations published by Penguin Audio: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase by Adams Douglas and Eoin Colfer Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

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Michael Cunningham on the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of The Hours
Penguin Books UK

Michael Cunningham talks about the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of his award-winning novel, The Hours. An extract of the dramatisation, soon to be available to download as an audiobook, follows. The dramatisation stars Fenella Woolgar as Virginia Woolf, Teresa Gallagher as Laura and Rosamund Pike as Clarissa. Three separate women, living in different locations and eras, are linked by their passion for Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway. As they each live through a Tuesday in June, their thoughts and experiences mirror each other and become interwoven. In Richmond in 1923, Virginia Woolf struggles to write a novel whose protagonist is Mrs Dalloway. In Los Angeles in 1949, Laura ignores her chores and small son to sit in bed reading Mrs Dalloway. In 1990s New York, Clarissa goes to buy flowers for a party, mirroring the start of the fictional Mrs Dalloway’s day. The party is in honour of her sick friend Richard, who long ago dubbed her Mrs Dalloway. As their stories intertwine, they converge to become one, weaving together themes of storytelling, domestic tension, friendship, love, loss, parental guilt, loneliness, bisexuality and the challenges of hosting social rituals.

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