Episode 1: Love & Sex in Literature


Happy Valentine’s Day! To show you how much we love you, we’ve got the perfect present – the first ever episode of our brand new For Books’ Sake podcast!

What would Anais Nin have made of E.L. James? Can you be a feminist and write books with BDSM themes? Who are the sexiest fictional characters in literature? There’s all this and more in our first episode, plus highlights from the site including our latest news, reviews and interviews.

Find out more about our upcoming events in London and Manchester, and your chance to win tickets to the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival.

Hear why Claire Strickett reckons Bedsit Disco Queen is the most romantic book she’s read so far this year, and get the lowdown from Cariad Martin on what got said in our recent chats to Anne Rice, Naomi Alderman and Michelle Tea.

Find out why Kaite Welsh has been googling Regency erotica (and her highlights of what she found when she did), and hear why we think the likes of Girls to the Front, Tipping the Velvet and Sexing the Cherry are ideal reads for romantics who hate schmaltz and sentimentality.

We’d love to know what you think of our first ever episode! Comment below to tell us, or get in touch via Twitter or Facebook, and make sure you subscribe too – that way you’ll be the first to know when the next one’s available. Thanks for listening!

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