Paul Gallagher is joined by Peggy Hughes, City of Literature’s Communications Executive and Duncan Wright, Senior School Librarian from Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh to discuss and review Boxer Beetle, the acclaimed debut novel from Ned Beauman, a part absurd historical comedy, part present-day mystery-chase story.
Following their in-depth discussion of the book Paul interviews Ned Beauman about where he got the inspiration for the many and varied themes and characters in this striking novel.
00:00-01:14 Introduction and competition
01:15-12:58 Boxer Beetle review discussion
13:01-19:05 Thoughts on strong content; the end of the book
19:10-19:34 How to add your comments
19:38-30:14 Ned Beauman interview
30:17-31:34 Conclusion; next month's books
CORRECTION: In the podcast Paul incorrectly refers to Ned Beauman's forthcoming book as The Teleportation Event, it's actually called The Teleportation Accident.