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Chapter 25 : Barbara Taylor Bradford

Welcome! This week, the guest on the Book Club is an Author who has sold over 90 MILLION books, Barbara Taylor Bradford. Her new book is Master of His Fate, it's a gripping new Victorian epic from the author of A Woman of Substance. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/


Chapter 24 : Johann Hari

Welcome to Iain Dale's Book Club, this week's guest is Johann Hari and they're discussing Johann's book 'The Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - And the Unexpected Solutions'. *WARNING* Johann recounts a joke from Joan Rivers at the end of the interview that is rather risqué. If you enjoyed this podcast, why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/


BONUS : Joan Rivers

Welcome to a Bonus edition of the Book Club from the Archive. This time Iain is chatting to the late, great, Joan Rivers. This interview was first broadcast on LBC 11th October 2012. If you enjoyed this podcast, why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/


Chapter 23 : Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Happy New Year from the whole team behind the Book Club. Today's Chapter features General Stanley McChrystal discussing his book 'Leaders: Myth and Reality'. Stan McChrystal served for thirty-four years in the US Army, rising from a second lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division to a four-star general, in command of all American and coalition forces in Afghanistan. During those years he worked with countless leaders and pondered an ancient question: "What makes a leader great?" If you...


BONUS : Best of 2018

Welcome to the Best of Iain Dale's Book Club 2018. This is a compilation of just a few of the best bits from the podcast this year. Included are clips from: Mary Portas Alistair Campbell Kamal Ahmed Giles & Mary from Gogglebox Gyles Brandreth Max Hastings Kevin Keegan James O'Brien Barbara Hosking Stanley Underhill Derek Draper Max Foster Jeffrey Archer Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you! Iain will be back in the new year with more guests and in the meantime if you enjoyed this...


Chapter 22 : William Clegg, Jessica Douglas-Home and Simon Jenkins

Welcome to another Chapter of the Book Club, this week Iain chats to William Clegg, his book is 'Under the Wig: A Lawyer's Stories of Murder, Guilt and Innocence'. Jessica Douglas-Home, her book is William Simmonds: The Silent Heart of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Finally, Simon Jenkins, his book is A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin. If you enjoyed this podcast, please join Iain Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com


BONUS: Mark Urban

This is a bonus chapter of the Book Club. This conversation with Mark Urban was first broadcast on LBC on 16th October 2018. Iain and Mark discuss in detail the Russian Spy Poisoning that shocked the everyone in March earlier this year. Mark's book is 'The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy' If you enjoyed this podcast, please join Iain Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.


Chapter 21 : Pete May, Brian Williams & Robert Banks

This week's chapter focuses on one of Iain's main loves, West Ham United. 3 authors, all with books about the Hammers. This is a real treat for fans of the Claret and Blue. Pete May's book is Goodbye To Boleyn: West Ham's Final Season at Upton Park and the Big Kick-off at Stratford. Brian Williams' book is Home From Home: A West Ham Supporter's Struggle to Reach the Next Level. Robert Bank's book is An Irrational Hatred of Everything: My Continuing Odyssey as a West Ham Fan 2003-2018. If you...


Chapter 20 : Philip Cowley, Tim Shipman & Tom McTague

This Chapter of the Book Club is all about the General election of 2017, it's one for the Politics geeks! Philip Cowley's book is The British General Election of 2017. Tim Shipman's book is Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem. Tim Ross' book is Betting the House: The Inside Story of the 2017 Election.


Chapter 19 : James O'Brien

This chapter of the Book Club is one that people have been waiting years to hear. For the first time, Iain Dale sits down with his LBC colleague James O'Brien. They discuss all things about his book 'How To Be Right: … in a world gone wrong', his life and career and they couldn't help it but touch on Brexit too. This episode is essential listening for LBC fans.


Chapter 18 : Lewis Goodall, Stephen Kinnock & Francis Beckett

An all Labour Line-up on this chapter of the book club. Lewis Goodall's book is Left for Dead?: The Strange Death and Rebirth of the Labour Party. Francis Beckett's book is co-written with Mark Seddon and is entitled Jeremy Corbyn and the Strange Rebirth of Labour England Stephen Kinnock's book is free from his website and is called Spirit of Britain, Purpose of Labour'.


BONUS : Baroness Trumpington

Welcome to this bonus chapter of the Book Club, this interview was first broadcast on LBC in July 2014. Here, Iain is in conversation with Baroness Trumpington, who sadly passed away this week. In 2014 she published 'Coming Up Trumps: A Memoir' and Iain had the chance to talk through her fascinating life. Enjoy.


Chapter 17 : Dan Snow, Caroline Shenton & Kamal Ahmed

Dan Snow's book is On This Day in History, it brings to life a key event that happened on each day of the year. Caroline Shenton's book The Day Parliament Burned Down, tells the gripping story of the fire over the course of one fateful day and night. Kamal Ahmed's book is The Life and Times of a Very British Man. A revealing, honest and often comic coming-of-age story about growing up in 1970s Britain on the boundaries of race.


Chapter 16 : Mary Portas

This week Iain chats to Mary Portas, an English retail consultant and broadcaster. Her book is entitled 'Work Like a Woman: A Manifesto For Change'.


Chapter 15 : Barbara Hosking and Stanley Underhill

This chapter of the Book Club is a special one, 2 guests, both over 90 years old, both homosexual but with very different experiences growing up. Barbara Hosking's book is called 'Exceeding My Brief: Memoirs of a Disobedient Civil Servant' and Stanley Underhill's book is 'Coming out of the Black Country'.


Chapter 14 : Gyles Brandreth

This chapter of the book club is a real treat, over an hour's conversation with grammar guru, Gyles Brandreth. He's here to chat about his new book 'Have You Eaten Grandma?' his definitive (and hilarious) guide to punctuation, spelling, and good English for the twenty-first century.


Chapter 13 : Jeffrey Archer

In this week's chapter, Iain chats to one of the most famous authors in the world, Jeffrey Archer. Jeffrey has sold over 330million books and he's here to talk about his new book 'Heads You Win' which is his first novel for 2 years.


Chapter 12 : Andrew Roberts and Christopher Lee

This edition of the Book Club features two fascinating political biographies. Andrew Roberts - Churchill: Walking with Destiny Christopher Lee - Carrington: An Honourable Man


Chapter 11 : Kate Williams, Robert Hardman & Penny Junor

This Chapter of the Book Club features a trio of Royal watchers and commentators. Kate Williams - Rival Queens - The Betrayal of Mary Queen of Scots Robert Hardman - Queen of the World Penny Junor - All The Queen's Corgis: Corgis, dorgis and gundogs: The story of Elizabeth II and her most faithful companions.


Chapter 10 : Giles and Mary from Gogglebox

You can't say we don't give you variety on the Book Club! In this chapter, Iain chats to Gogglebox stars Giles and Mary. This is a fascinating conversation about their book 'The Diary of Two Nobodies'.