Louise and Virginia discuss the strange new world we find ourselves in and are surprised by their responses to the situation. They recommend lots of books about epidemics, pandemics, isolation and adversity, for those so inclined. They discuss the books they've been reading, the first half of Middlemarch, The Stella Prize for Fiction shortlist, and they review two books from the shortlist, as well as discussing a couple of things they've been diving into. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram @diving_in_podcast Virginia's Instagram @virginia_reads Louise's Instagram @louise_cooks_and_reads Song 'Diving In' - original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline - https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher. Graphics by Orla Larkin - email@example.com Books The Plague by Albert Camus The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows The Dark Circle by Linda Grant To Calais, In Ordinary Time by James Meek The Island by Victoria Hislop Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks Wild Swans by Jung Chang Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles The Golden Age by Joan London Nella Last's War Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë A Single Thread by Tracey Chevalier Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe The Life of Pi by Yann Martel The Mercies by Karen Millwood Hargrave, 2020, Picador, Pan Macmillan Three Apples Fell From the Sky by Narine Abgaryan, translated by Lisa C Hayden. Rest and Be Thankful by Emma Glass Middlemarch by George Eliot The Stella Prize shortlist https://thestellaprize.com.au/ The Yield by Tara June Winch There was still Love by Favel Parrett The Weekend by Charlotte Wood Diving Into Glass by Caro Llewellyn See What you Made me Do? By Jess Hill Here Until August by Josephine Rowe Television Housewife, 48 Podcasts Coronacast with Dr Norman Swan and Teagan Taylor Hamish Blake's Instagram account @hamishblakeshotz "Room for One More?"
Diving In is a conversation you will want to be part of - Louise and Virginia have been best friends since university - they share a passion for story telling and read loads of good books. Make yourself a cup of tea and listen in as they share the books they've been loving, and also the films, TV series, podcasts and articles they've enjoyed.