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message 1: by Melbourne Library Service (last edited Dec 10, 2018 07:05PM) (new)

Melbourne Library Service | 139 comments Claire Hooper, comedian and co-host of The Great Australian Bake Off, revealed her Desert Island Books in a new podcast with librarian and host, Natalie Mason.

You can listen to the episode on our SoundCloud page, iTunes, or your favourite podcasting app. Best to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!


Claire's Desert Island Books

1. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
2. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
3. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Claire had a full list of books she has loved recently, and what's next on her reading pile:

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf
The Dry by Jane Harper
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman


Claire asked Natalie what she was reading:

The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie


Do you gift books and then request to borrow them immediately? Do you read on planes? -Natalie


message 2: by Rachael (new)

Rachael (shereadsshenoms) | 1 comments Have fiiiiinally started listening to this podcast, and it's a joy! Now immediately wish to pick up all Claire's recommendations. Also, fun facts, given Claire introduced David Sedaris -- Many years ago I was a newbie comedian in Darwin, and I got a call asking me if I could do a support spot for Claire Hooper at a gig at the casino there -- This was my Sedaris moment!! <3


Melbourne Library Service | 139 comments Ah, I love that you called it a Sedaris moment! I think we've all had one of those. Glad you enjoyed the podcast. Happy reading Claire's recommendations! Which one will you start with? -Natalie


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