19. Christina Patterson

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By Daisy Buchanan

19. Christina Patterson

This week we're in a converted school in London to meet with author, journalist and broadcaster Christina Patterson. Christina's memoir The Art of Not Falling Apart is a remarkable and moving look at our emotional relationship with work and expectation. As both a book lover and a book reviewer, Christina might hold the record for You're Booked guest with the largest library. We talked to her about sex, death, poetry and Enid Blyton.


Daisy Buchanan - The Sisterhood

Christina Patterson - The Art of Not Falling Apart

Nick Hornby - How To Be Good

Enid Blyton - Malory Towers

DH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Jilly Cooper - Imogen

Barbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous Jack

George Eliot - Middlemarch

Laurence Sterne - Tristram Shandy

Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace

James Joyce - Finnegans Wake

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina

Elizabeth Strout - Anything is Possible

Elizabeth Strout - My Name is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout - Olive Kitteridge

Miriam Toews - All My Puny Sorrows

Jonathan Coe - Middle England

Jonathan Coe - The House of Sleep

Jonathan Coe - What a Carve Up

Iris Murdoch - Sacred & Profane Love Machine

Iris Murdoch - The Sea The Sea

Patricia Volk - The Art of Being a Woman

AL Kennedy - The Little Snake

Doris Lessing - The Golden Notebook

Doris Lessing - Martha Quest

John Burnside - A Summer of Drowning

John Burnside - The Mercy Boys

John Burnside - The Locust Room

John Burnside - Burning Elvis

Candace Bushnell - Sex and the City

Candace Bushnell - 1 Fifth Avenue

Mary Dearborn -

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19. Christina Patterson
19. Christina Patterson
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