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6 July 2015

Episode 195

30 minutes

Arifa Akbar, literary editor of ‘The Independent’, and John Mitchinson, founder of Unbound publishers, join Robert Bound in the studio to discuss the titles they are most looking forward to getting stuck in to on their summer holidays. Plus: we round up some of the best magazines to enjoy poolside, including a preview of Monocle’s newest publication, ‘The Escapist’.

6 July 2015

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Arifa Akbar on this summer’s most anticipated novels

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Arifa Akbar discusses the three books she is most looking forward to this summer: ‘Go Set a Watchman’ by Harper Lee, ‘Man on Fire’ by Stephen Kelman and Leila Aboulela’s ‘The Kindness of Enemies’.

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Magazines to read on holiday

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David Plaisant, producer of Monocle’s weekly show on publishing ‘The Stack’, gives us his pick of magazines to enjoy by the pool.

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John Mitchinson on non-fiction holiday reads

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John Mitchinson gives us his pick of non-fiction, including ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ by Yuval Noah Harari, ‘Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot’ by Mark Vanhoenacker and ‘In Pursuit of Butterflies: A Fifty-year Affair’ by Matthew Coates.

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Monocle’s Andrew Tuck on ‘The Escapist’

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To end this week’s show, Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck chats with Robert Bound about our new summer publication, ‘The Escapist’, on newsstands 16 July.

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