Louise Doughty - Shelf Isolation

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By Daisy Buchanan

Louise Doughty - Shelf Isolation

Wednesday, 27 May

We are still somewhat locked down this week, but rather than binge watching old episodes of Keeping Up Appearances we are talking to out nearest and dearest about literary life in quarantine. This week it's the mega-selling author and critic Louise Doughty! Louise is the author of nine novels, with her most recent being Platform Seven. Her previous book, Black Water, was a New York Times Notable Book and Apple Tree Yard was adapted into a successful TV series starring Emily Watson. We talked to her about which character she'd like to be in lockdown with, Ursula Le Guin and holidaying vicariously via books.


Daisy Buchanan - The Sisterhood

Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Louise Doughty - Platform Seven

Louise Doughty - Whatever You Love

Hillary Mantel - Mirror and the Light

Sandra Horley - Power And Control: Why Charming Men Can Make Dangerous Lovers

Alice Jolly - Dead Babies and Seaside Towns

Gavanndra Hodge - Consequences of Love

Stephanie Scott - What’s Left of Me Is Yours

Polly Samson - Theatre for Dreamers

Ursula Le Guin - Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula Le Guin - Left Hand of Darkness

CS Lewis - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Celeste Ng - Little Fires Everywhere

Toni Morrison - Beloved

Alice Walker - The Colour Purple

Ralph Ellison - Invisible Man

Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Son

Louise Doughty - Apple Tree Yard

Louise Doughty - Stone Cradle

Amanda Craig - The Golden Rule

Michael Arditti - The Anointed

Paul Mendez - Rainbow Milk

Guinevere Glasfurd - The Year Without Summer


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