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Books For Your Library

Books For Your Library

By Books Up North
A literary podcast intended for readers of all ages who enjoy listening to authors, illustrators and poets sharing the backstory behind their newly published books, discussing their reading choices and revealing the favourite titles in their own libraries #readingforpleasure #lovebooks

Listen at your leisure to the informal conversation with Sarah Tyson, then if you would like a personalised copy of the featured title for your library (or someone else’s) our guest will sign a book especially for you via
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In Conversation with Simon Farnaby
Horrible Histories star Simon Farnaby talks with Sarah Tyson about his first children's book "The Wizard in My Shed" and the challenges of writing a novel in comparison with script-writing. 
April 27, 2021
In Conversation with Michael Morpurgo
Sarah Tyson talks with former Children's Laureate Sir Michael Morpurgo about five of his most recently published stories for children.
April 07, 2021
In Conversation with Alexander McCall Smith
Author Alexander McCall Smith talks with Sarah Tyson about his four most recently published books including his first collection of poetry, In a Time of Distance, which he reads a couple of poems from. They also talk about other bookish subjects including Alexander's Tuesday book club, where he discusses romantic and modern poetry with his friends, and the special book he would choose to save if disaster were to strike his library.
October 27, 2020
In Conversation with Katherine Woodfine
Children's author Katherine Woodfine talks with Sarah Tyson about, and reads from, her latest picture book "A Dancer's Dream", illustrated by Lizzy Stewart and published by Simon & Schuster. They also discuss other bookish matters including the stories Katherine has been reading recently and the special book she would choose to save if disaster were to strike her personal library!
October 14, 2020
Welcome to Books For Your Library
An introduction by Sarah Tyson to a new literary podcast.
October 03, 2020