The UK’s biggest book club is back with an all new podcast hosted by television royalty; Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan. Each week, Richard and Judy will be ... More
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Author Anthony Horowitz felt Ian Fleming was in the room with him as he wrote the most recent in the James Bond series – With A Mind To Kill. Picking up where The Man With The Golden Gun ends, it begins at M’s funeral. But one man is missing from the graveside: the traitor who pulled the trigger and who is now in custody, accused of M’s murder – James Bond. Returning Book Club author Anthony joins Richard and Judy to talk about needing to re-plan his storyline because it didn’t feel glamorous enough for Bond, and what he made of the controversial ending of the latest Bond film. Plus, why have the titles of Bond books – Diamonds Are Forever, You Only Live Twice, The Man With The Golden Gun - become so iconic? Simply head online to whsmith.co.uk to browse the Summer Book Club collection, and use the code APRIL10 for a 10% discount.
C. L. Taylor
What would you do if your husband framed you for murder? Finally free after five years in prison, Olivia looks to clear her name and bring down her husband in this week’s Book Club novel, The Guilty Couple. Author C. L. Taylor joins Richard and Judy to talk about transitioning from writing romantic comedy to thrillers, and whether authors are in some way searching for immortality by leaving a written legacy. Plus, they share what kind of feedback their respective editors have given about their book drafts… Simply head online to whsmith.co.uk to browse the Summer Book Club collection, and use the code APRIL10 for a 10% discount.
If you want the job, you have to kill the person currently holding it. Agent Seventeen is a hired gun, but he must kill his predecessor in order to assume the title the world’s greatest hitman. Agent Seventeen, the debut novel from author John Brownlow, is this week’s Book Club read. John joins Richard and Judy to tell them about the differences between writing scripts for films – something he’s done prolifically – and writing a novel. With this in mind, he also explains how writing action and dialogue in particular differ between these mediums. Simply head online to whsmith.co.uk to browse the Summer Book Club collection, and use the code APRIL10 for a 10% discount.
Human bones and the seeds of a rare tree are found in a bag on the banks of the River Thames in this week’s Book Club novel, The Family Remains. DCI Samuel Owusu is called in to solve the mystery. Returning Book Club author Lisa Jewell joins Richard and Judy to explain why, despite not liking writing literary detectives, she ended up giving her DCI, Samuel, a lot of time. The three also share their takes on whether classic novels should be allowed to be drastically changed when they’re adapted for the screen. Simply head online to whsmith.co.uk to browse the Summer Book Club collection, and use the code APRIL10 for a 10% discount.
Beth is a 30 year old who lives with her parents and can’t hold down a job or relationship, but she’s suddenly forced to grow up when she’s put in charge of her teenage niece and toddler nephew after a terrible accident. The question is, will she be able to step up to the plate? Author Sarah Turner joins Richard and Judy to explain the art of taking a tragic situation and finding the humour in it, both in her real life, and in her writing. Also the author of her Unmumsy Mum blog, Sarah talks about the value of finding a community of other parents who can all share difficult and funny stories in order to feel less alone. Simply head online to whsmith.co.uk to browse the Spring Book Club collection, and use the code SPRING23 for a 10% discount.
About The Richard and Judy Book Club, exclusive to WHSmith
The UK’s biggest book club is back with an all new podcast hosted by television royalty; Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan. Each week, Richard and Judy will be discussing a brand-new book with its author, delving into the novel’s origins, themes, inspirations and much, much more. This is the perfect podcast for any book lover, and with each title available in your nearest WHSmith store as part of their exclusive Richard and Judy Book Club collection, it’s never been easier to join Britain’s biggest book club!
Simply pop in to your local WHSmith or head to www.whsmith.co.uk to browse the entire seasonal collection. Get reading and tune in each week as Richard and Judy take a deep-dive into a different, riveting title.
So, grab a cuppa and join Richard and Judy on the sofa for this brand-new podcast, and welcome to the Richard and Judy Book Club, exclusive to WHSmith!
Oh – and join the conversation and let us know what Book Club novels you’ve been reading recently by emailing [email protected]