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Shelf Life

Shelf Life

By Bert's Books
Every book on every shelf tells two stories - the one within it's pages, and the one about how it got on that shelf.



In each episode of Shelf Life authors, illustrators, publishers and booksellers will share the 7 books that have changed their life.
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Will Carver
Will Carver - author of Good Samaritans, Nothing Important Happened Today and The Beresford - picks the seven books that changed his life.
59:23
July 22, 2021
Cherie Jones
Cherie Jones - author of the How the One Armed Sister Sweeps Her House - reveals the seven books that changed her life.
01:01:10
July 8, 2021
Joseph Knox
Joseph Knox - author of the Aidan Waits series and True Crime Story - reveals the seven books that changed his life.
01:13:39
June 24, 2021
Sarah Winman
Sarah Winman author of When God Was a Rabbit, Tin Man and Still Life reveals the seven books that changed her life.  You can order her latest novel Still Life at bertsbooks.co.uk
01:32:13
June 10, 2021
Matt Cain
Matt Cain - author of The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle - discusses the 7 books that have changed his life
01:05:26
May 27, 2021
Jennifer Saint
Jennifer Saint - author of Ariadne - discusses the 7 books that have influenced her life
01:05:23
May 13, 2021
Dawnie Walton
Dawnie Walton - the author of The Final Revival of Opal & New - picks the seven books that changed her life.
01:01:37
April 29, 2021
LD Lapinksi
LD Lapinski, author of the Strangeworlds Travel Agency series shares the 7 books that changed her life
57:25
April 15, 2021
Carol Birch
Carol Birch, author of Cold Boy's Wood and Jamrach's Menagerie chooses the seven books that shaped her life.
01:15:51
April 1, 2021
Naomi Ishiguro
Naomi Ishiguro - author of Common Ground - reveals the seven books that changed her life. 
53:20
March 18, 2021
Ed Needham
Editor of book-ish magazine Strong Words Ed Needham picks the seven books that changed his life. You can find out more about Strong Words by visiting strong-words.co.uk
01:03:39
March 4, 2021
Clare Pooley
Clare Pooley - author of The Authenticity Project - reveals the seven books that changed her life. 
01:02:59
February 18, 2021
SJ Watson
Picking the most important books to them is the bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep - SJ Watson. SJ Watson's latest book Final Cut is available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
01:00:54
February 13, 2021
Bethany Clift
Picking the most important books to them is the debut author, Bethany Clift. Last One at the Party is available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
01:12:33
February 4, 2021
Episode 14 - Harriet Tyce
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is the bestselling author, Harriet Tyce Blood Orange and The Lies You Told are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
01:12:35
August 20, 2020
Episode 13 - Sheila O'Flanagan
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is the bestselling author, Sheila O'Flanagan All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
54:38
July 22, 2020
Episode 12 - Dorothy Koomson
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is Dorothy Koomson - the award winning author of The Ice Cream Girls and it's brand new sequel All My Lies Are True  All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
51:27
July 9, 2020
Episode 11 - Rhik Samadder
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is Rhik Samadder - Guardian columnist and author of the memoir: I Never Said I Loved You. All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
53:57
July 2, 2020
Episode 10 - Karen Hamilton
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is Karen Hamilton bestselling author of The Perfect Girlfriend. All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
52:58
June 25, 2020
Episode 9 - Angela Saini
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is Angela Saini - author of Superior: The Return of Race Science. All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
56:36
June 18, 2020
Episode 8 - Adele Parks
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is Adele Parks number one bestselling author of Lies, Lies, Lies and Just My Lucks All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
01:22:55
June 4, 2020
Episode 7 - Clare Mackintosh
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is Clare Mackintosh bestselling author of I Let You Go and After The End. All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
54:59
May 28, 2020
Episode 6 - Steve Antony
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is Steve Antony - bestselling author and illustrator of  -among others - the Mr Panda series. All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
01:01:33
May 21, 2020
Episode 5 - Paul Burston
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is Paul Burston - bestselling author of the The Closer I Get  All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
01:22:06
May 14, 2020
Episode 4 - Dominic Nolan
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is Dominic Nolan - bestselling author of the Abigail Boone series - Past Life & After Dark All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
01:20:08
March 24, 2020
Episode 3 - Julie Cohen
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is Julie Cohen - bestselling author of the Bert's Books Book of the Year 2019 The Two Lives of Louis and Louise  All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
45:51
March 17, 2020
Episode 2 - Sarah Turner
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is Sarah Turner - Costa Novel Judge 2019 and former e-commerce trading controller at WHSmith. All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
49:01
March 10, 2020
Episode 1 - Rowan Coleman
This week's guest picking the most important books to them is Rowan Coleman - the bestselling author of books such as The Summer of Impossible Things and - as Bella Ellis - The Vanished Bride - the first in the Bronte Mysteries series of novels. All of the books discussed in this podcast are available to order on bertsbooks.co.uk
42:35
March 3, 2020
Shelf Life - Trailer
Every book on every shelf tells two stories - the one within it's pages, and the one about how it got on that shelf. Each week authors, illustrators, publishers and booksellers will share the 7 books that have changed their life.
01:22
February 14, 2020