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Leigh Chambers presents the fortnightly show featuring Cambridge-based writers.

Leigh Chambers presents the fortnightly show featuring Cambridge-based writers.

Location:

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Description:

Leigh Chambers presents the fortnightly show featuring Cambridge-based writers.

Language:

English


Episodes

Bookmark: Edward Parnell

2/28/2021
Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Edward Parnell, who will be talking about Ghostland, his memoir about his love of ghost stories and the places and people that inspired them. Julian […]

Duration:00:48:45

Bookmark: Marian Womack

2/14/2021
Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Marian Womack who is talking about her fantasy novel, The Swimmers. Elisabeth Sneade discusses her self-help book on dealing with relationship breakdowns. And Lynn Fraser […]

Duration:00:49:21

Bookmark: Mark Cocker

1/24/2021
Leigh Chambers featured guest is naturalist, Mark Cocker, talking about A Claxton Diary, winner of the East Anglian Book of the Year Award. Novelist Jill Dawson reflects on being a […]

Duration:00:48:58

Bookmark: Seb Falk

1/10/2021
Leigh Chambers’ guest is Seb Falk, talking about The Light Ages, which explores medieval ways of thinking and highlights the discoveries made by scientists, astronomers, and mathematicians during the middle […]

Duration:00:49:00

Bookmark Christmas Special

12/27/2020
Leigh Chambers welcomes Cathy Moore, Director of the Cambridge Literary Festival, as the featured guest on this special edition. She’ll be talking about founding the Festival, running it through the […]

Duration:00:46:25

Bookmark: Alison Bruce

12/27/2020
Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is crime writer Alison Bruce, talking about her new novel The Moment Before Impact, set in Cambridge. We hear the results of a collaboration between musical […]

Duration:00:50:11

Bookmark: Brown Babies

11/22/2020
There’s a historical theme to this week’s show. Featured guest is Lucy Bland, talking to Leigh Chambers about her book Brown Babies, a study of the 2,000 or so illegitimate […]

Duration:00:49:03

Bookmark: Hannah Pearl

10/25/2020
Choosing the music and talking about her writing is featured guest, romantic novelist, Hannah Pearl. Rohan McWilliam discusses his book London’s West End; Creating the Pleasure District. And TJ Corless […]

Duration:00:49:47

Bookmark: Megan Hunter

10/12/2020
Leigh Chambers’ guest is Megan Hunter talking about her dazzling second novel, The Harpy. James Raven discusses The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book. And Helen Callaghan chats about her […]

Duration:00:49:23

Bookmark: Lachlan Mackinnon

9/28/2020
Leigh Chambers’ guest is the poet, Lachlan Mackinnon, talking about his two most recent collections, Doves and Small Hours. Historian Jonathan Schneer discusses The Lockhart Plot, his investigation into an […]

Duration:00:49:12

Bookmark: Ken Follett

9/15/2020
In this first episode of the new series, international bestselling author Ken Follett talks to Leigh Chambers about his new novel, The Evening and The Morning, a prequel to Pillars […]

Duration:00:50:56

New Music Generator: Dan Bond

8/27/2020
Dan joins Tim for a live session ahead of the release of his new single Pick Me Up. There’s brand new music in the first half hour from Stretch Soul Gang, Lauren Alex Hooper, Soy and Sleemo and the latest Unsigned Chart. Note, technical issues prevent the interview from being included in this podcast.

Duration:01:32:18

Bookmark: Craig Baxter

7/12/2020
Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is dramatist, Craig Baxter, talking about his work in podcasts, theatres, on the radio and with community groups. Holly Race chats about her debut Young Adult […]

Duration:00:47:54

Bookmark: Jan Casey

6/30/2020
Leigh Chambers’ featured guest is Jan Casey talking about her debut novel, The Women of Waterloo Bridge, about the true story of the women who built Waterloo Bridge during World War […]

Duration:00:47:58

Bookmark: Christina Koning

6/15/2020
Cambridge is centre-stage in this week’s Bookmark. Leigh Chambers’ featured guest, Christina Koning, chooses the music and talks about her crime novel, End Of Term, which takes place in a […]

Duration:00:48:16

Bookmark: Azadeh Moaveni

5/24/2020
Leigh Chambers’ guest is Azadeh Moaveni talking about her book, Guest House for Young Widows; Among the Women of Isis, which tells the true stories of women who chose to […]

Duration:00:51:52

Bookmark: Adrian & Judy Reith

5/10/2020
Leigh Chambers’ guests are husband and wife team, Adrian and Judy Reith, talking about their book Act 3: The Art of Growing Older which is full of tips and advice […]

Duration:00:45:46

Bookmark: Caron Freeborn tribute

5/3/2020
In an edition first broadcast in 2014, Leigh Chambers and Alex Ruczaj interview Caron Freeborn, whose death was announced recently. A gritty social realist writer and creative writing tutor at […]

Duration:00:47:26

Bookmark: Dr Helen McCarthy

4/26/2020
Dr Helen McCarthy chooses the music, and talks about her new critically acclaimed book Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood. Sarah Vaughan chats about her latest novel, Little Disasters. […]

Duration:00:49:36

Bookmark: Xu Zhimo’s Second Farewell to Cambridge

4/12/2020
Xu Zhimo’s poem Second Farewell to Cambridge is taught to every schoolchild in China, making it arguably the most famous poem in the world, though it’s little known outside the […]

Duration:00:52:08