12. Charlie Connelly

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By Daisy Buchanan

12. Charlie Connelly

This week we're travelling to sunny Deal on the Kent coast to peruse the shelving of author, travel writer, sports scribe and broadcaster Charlie Connelly. Charlie has written books on a baffling array of subjects including Elvis, walking, weather and World War I. He is perhaps best known for his glorious book about the Shipping Forecast, Attention All Shipping and he has just released a wonderful book about the magic of radio listening, Last Train To Hilversum. We talked to Charlie about cricket, gothic plagiarists, fighting Ben Fogle and loving Margaret Rutherford.


Daisy Buchanan - The Sisterhood

Charlie Connelly - Last Train to Hilversum

Charlie Connelly - Attention All Shipping

David Seabrook - All The Devils Are Here

James Joyce - Ulysses

John Betjeman - The Best of Betjeman

Nick Hornby - Fever Pitch

Jan Morris - Fifty Years of Europe: An Album

Jan Morris - Conundrum

Jan Morris - In My Mind’s Eye: A Thought Diary

Jan Morris - The Matter of Wales 

Bill Naughton - The Goalkeeper’s Revenge

Gordon Boshell - Captain Cobwebb

Gordon Bushell - Captain Cobwebb’s Cowboys

Ronnie Barker - Book of Bathing Beauties

Ronnie Barker - Book of Boudoir Beauties

Leonard De Vries - ‘Orrible Murder

Melatu Uche Okorie - This Hostel Life

Margaret Rutherford - How Pleasant To Know Mr Lear

Margaret Rutherford - Autobiography

Maggie Stredder - The Girl With the Glasses

Alan Stafford - Wilson, Keppel and Betty: Too Naked For The Nazis

Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen - Oh My God What a Complete Aisling

Various - 65 Great Tales of the Supernatural

Charles Maturin - Melmoth the Wanderer

Sarah Perry - Melmoth

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