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Learn everything you need to know about a new book each week without even having to bother reading it. Ex-bookseller, publisher and writer Iain Martin leads you through the terrifying world of contemporary fiction from deep within the imposing Bookface Tower.
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Now displaying: February, 2016

Books. We've all read them, but are they any good?

Feb 23, 2016
36. Zurich Cutaway

This week's show was recorded last week when I wasn't here. 

We glance ahead to a few of the big 2016 titles we're looking forward to at 5MF.

Let us know what novels you're eagerly awaiting, at @theiainmartin 

Blame Canada, peace out.

Feb 16, 2016
35. The Case Of the Exploding Loo

I will be away from my desk on a sales trip to Germany and Switzerland until February 18th and won't be checking my emails during this time.

For all urgent enquiries please contact bigboybeamage@thedancingbear.co.uk in my absence.

 

Thanks!

Feb 9, 2016
34. Lily and the Octopus

One of the best books I've ever read, this week, while the hard man's hard man Tudor Beamage takes us into realms of eye-watering horror with this week's The Spoken Word sentence. Business as usual, really. Come in, bookfolk, come in...

Feb 2, 2016
33. Engines of War

We drift back into the Whoniverse this week to examine George Mann's War Doctor novel Engines of War, because I've been very busy moving back to the UK and haven't had time to read a big long grown-up book. Our new Spoken Word performer demonstrates himself to be a man very much of the world, too. Not that I'm jealous.*

 

*I am. A bit. 

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