Summer books: why escapist fiction is good for you
As summer sizzles in the northern hemisphere, this episode brings you top recommendations for books to pack on your vacation, and reading that will transport you far from home without you having to go anywhere.
Laura Battle, Deputy Books Editor at the Financial Times, gives her book picks and also tells us how social media, particularly TikTok’s #BookTok, has disrupted the global publishing industry and had a big impact on business.
And Ella Berthoud, a ‘bibliotherapist’ who uses the power of books to help people through tough times and who wrote ‘The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies’, lists her favourite escapist fiction.
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