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GIVING NEW LIFE TO OLD BOOKS

We’re teaming up the Backlisted, the literary podcast presented by John Mitchinson and Andy Miller  supported by Unbound, for regular features about old titles you should not miss

A Complete List of Backlisted Episodes
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  1. A Month in the Country – J.L. Carr (with Lissa Evans)
  2. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys (with Linda Grant)
  3. It Had to Be You – David Nobbs (with Jonathan Coe)
  4. The Blessing – Nancy Mitford (with Laura Thompson)
  5. Christie Malry’s Own Double Entry – B.S. Johnson (with David Quantick)
  6. Passing – Nella Larsen (with Sarah Churchwell)
  7. The Great Fire – Shirley Hazzard (with Alice Jolly)
  8. Lolly Willowes – Sylvia Townsend Warner (with Samantha Ellis)
  9. The Information – Martin Amis (with John Niven)
  10. The High Window – Raymond Chandler (with Andrew Male)
  11. All the Devils Are Here – David Seabrook (with Rachel Cooke)
  12. Darkness Falls from the Air – Nigel Balchin (with Rowan Pelling)
  13. Bert Fegg’s Nasty Book for Boys and Girls – Terry Jones and Michael Palin (with Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris)
  14. The Vet’s Daughter – Barbara Comyns (with Lucy Scholes)
  15. The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers (with Lloyd Shepherd)
  16. Letters from a Fainthearted Feminist – Jill Tweedy (with Alex Clark)
  17. Maiden Voyage – Denton Welch (with Richard King)
  18. Last Exit to Brooklyn – Hubert Selby Jr (with Salena Godden)
  19. The Crack Up – F. Scott Fitzgerald (with Jesse Armstrong)
  20. Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes (with Jonathon Green)
  21. Summer Reading Special – What We Read On Our Holidays
  22. The Animal Family – Randall Jarrell (with Erica Wagner)
  23. The Holiday – Stevie Smith (with Sally Bayley)
  24. Cold Hand in Mine – Robert Aickman (with Andrew Male)
  25. Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard (with Rob Bound)
  26. So Long, See You Tomorrow – William Maxwell (with Kit de Waal)
  27. A Long Way from Verona – Jane Gardam (with Laura Cumming & Hilary Murray Hill)
  28. A State of Denmark – Derek Raymond (with Travis Elborough)
  29. Memento Mori – Muriel Spark (with John Grindrod)
  30. Venetia – Georgette Heyer (with Cathy Rentzenbrink & Una McCormack)
  31. Red Shift – Alan Garner (with S.F. Said & Erica Wagner)
  32. The Horse’s Mouth – Joyce Cary (with Max Porter)
  33. The Snow Ball – Brigid Brophy (with Jonathan Gibbs)
  34. A Sport and a Pastime – James Salter (with Clare Conville & Rowan Pelling)
  35. Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders minicast (with Lissa Evans & Stuart Evers)
  36. The Slaves of Solitude – Patrick Hamilton (with Lissa Evans & Stuart Evers)
  37. Patrick Hamilton – Extra Episode (with Lissa Evans & Stuart Evers)
  38. The Weather in the Streets – Rosamond Lehmann (with Elizabeth Day)
  39. Honeymoon – Patrick Modiano (with Rupert Thompson)
  40. The Gift – Vladimir Nabokov (with Catherine Taylor)
  41. Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone – James Baldwin (with Niven Govinden)
  42. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead – Crystal Zevon (with Richard T. Kelly)
  43. Father and Son – Edmund Gosse (with Sarah Perry)
  44. Haunts of the Black Masseur – Charles Sprawson (with Alex Preston & Rachael Kerr)
  45. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – Anita Loos (with Joanna Walsh & Sarah Churchwell)
  46. Desperate Characters – Paula Fox (with William Fiennes)
  47. Some Bits To Listen To While We Go On Our Holidays
  48. Under The Volcano – Malcolm Lowry (with Ian McMillan)
  49. Look at Me – Anita Brookner (with Una McCormack & Lucy Scholes)
  50. Adventures in the Screen Trade – William Goldman (with Simon Garfield)
  51. Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf (with Mark Haddon & Sally Bayley)
  52. We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson (with Fiona Wilson & Andrew Male)
  53. To Serve Them All My Days – R.F. Delderfield (with Jenny Colgan)
  54. Alma Cogan – Gordon Burn (with Benjamin Myers & Adelle Stripe)
  55. Fire and Hemlock – Diana Wynne Jones (with Alice Stevenson & Elinor Cook)
  56. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – Ian Fleming (with James Cook & Jude Cook)
  57. A Rebours – J-R. Huysmans (with Adam Biles & Sylvia Whitman)
  58. Lost Horizon – James Hilton (with Tot Taylor)
  59. Beyond Black – Hilary Mantel (with Arifa Akbar)
  60. Jesus’ Son – Denis Johnson (with Chris Power & Erica Wagner)
  61. Berg – Ann Quin (with Jennifer Hodgson)
  62. The Town House – Norah Lofts (with Lucy Mangan)
  63. Something Happened – Joseph Heller (with Matt Thorne & Nikita Lalwani)
  64. The Lowlife – Alexander Baron (with Peter Watts & Gary Budden)
  65. Corregidora – Gayl Jones (with Sarah Churchwell)
  66. The Fatal Englishman – Sebastian Faulks (with Rishi Dastidar)
  67. My Antonia – Willa Cather (with Hermione Lee)
  68. The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter (with Rachel Heath, Arifa Akbar & Alex Clark)
  69. Told by an Idiot – Rose Macaulay (with Nancy Pearl)
  70. Drinking Coffee Elsewhere – ZZ Packer (with Nikesh Shukla)
  71. The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien (with Dan Kieran & Una McCormack)
  72. How to Talk about Books You Haven’t Read – Pierre Bayard (with Ben Moor & Cathy Rentzenbrink)
  73. The Lion and the Unicorn – George Orwell (with Billy Bragg & Suzi Feay)
  74. A Girl in Winter – Phillip Larkin (with Nina Stibbe & Simon Garfield)
  75. Ulverton – Adam Thorpe (with Tom Cox)
  76. The Dud Avocado – Elaine Dundy (with Sarra Manning)
  77. Autumn Journal – Louis MacNeice (with Samuel West & Sophie Ratcliffe)
  78. GhostsEdith Wharton (with Lisa Evans & Andrew Male)
  79. Moominvalley in NovemberTove Jansson (with Natania Jansz & Frank Cottrell Boyce)
  80. The Tortoise and the Hare – Elizabeth Jenkins (with Carmen Callil)
  81. Harpo Speaks! – Harpo Marx & Rowland Barber (with Dan Schreiber)