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The latest episode of the Isolation Station is a bookseller bonanza. We transform ourselves into armchair flaneurs as we visit other independent booksellers around London to ask how they're dealing with the crisis, what they're reading and what they're eating. It's important work we're doing.

If you would like to get in touch with any of the bookshops we speak with the details are below:

Pickled Pepper Books: info@pickledpepperbooks.co.uk

Pages of Hackney: info@pagesofhackney.co.uk

London Review Bookshop: bookshop@londonreviewbookshop.co.uk

Review Bookshop Peckham: review@btconnect.com

Village Books Dulwich: dulwich@village-books.co.uk

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

Today in the Isolation Station, Sam is joined by Ruth Gilligan, who discusses her new novel The Butchers: a blood-soaked, folkloric tale set during the '96 BSE crisis in Ireland. Sam and Ruth cover the clash of modernity and tradition, the timeliness of the novel and yet more toilet paper books.

Also included is another exclusive extract of Dan’s plague journal.

The Butchers was published by Atlantic Books. To order, email podcast@burleyfisherbooks.com

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

In this episode our resident poet So Mayer speaks to Will Harris and Nisha Ramayya about the how current situation is making our acquaintance with our subconscious uncomfortably close, guiding us through the past, future and the isolation dreamworld. They also settle, once and for all, the question on all of our lips: what even is language?

Will's debut collection, Rendang, was published by Granta in February 2020. Nisha's collection, States of the Body Produced by Love was published by Ignota in September 2019.

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

 

Today the team at Isolation Station are joined by poet, writer and filmmaker Caleb Femi to discuss his debut collection, Poor, published by Penguin Books in July. With Anthony Hurley, he talks about growing up in South London, the aethetics of urban living and the intersection of estate living with art. Dan also gives us an exclusive reading of his plague journal.

To pre-order Poor, please visit our website or email us at podcast@burleyfisherbooks.com.

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

 

Today Preti Taneja joins us on the Isolation Station to talk about her Desmond Elliott award-winning novel We That are Young, what Shakespeare really did in quarantine, and the need for compassion, connection and creativity. Plus we introduce a new feature you can play along with at home, and announce our next guest.

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

In this inaugural episode we talk to Emma Glass about how tired we are, and her new book REST AND BE THANKFUL: a book of fiction built out of real dreams. Intrigued? You should be. 

Please do get in touch at podcast@burleyfisherbooks.com if you would like to order REST AND BE THANKFUL, DUCKS, NEWBURYPORT, or any of the Shirley Jackson books mentioned in the pod.

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

 

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