Book Talk: Kate Summerscale / Nick Harkaway / Natasha Soobramanien interviews

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    I’ve been a bit quiet here because there’s been so much going on, so I thought I’d post this – a snippet of me reading from The Blind Giant. Feel free to download it and share it around, that’s the idea. I should probably have tacked on an ident, but I didn’t – I’ll do that next time, but it feels kinda tacky, and this is a species of experiment. (i.e. if no one remotely cares, I probably won’t do much of it!

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