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Episode 6: Benji Davies and Katherine Rundell

Broadcast 28 October, 2014

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Katherine, Melissa and Louise are joined in the studio by award-winning author Katherine Rundell and picture book creator Benji Davies to discuss three new children’s books. Also including a special feature with Young Bond author Steve Cole and his son Tobey, who interviewed each other for the programme, plus some spooky book recommendations for Halloween.


Our guests

Benji Davies

Katherine Rundell

Reading list


Snow by Sam Usher (Templar)

Snow by Walter De La Mare and Carolina Rabei (Faber)

Snow Day by that Richard Curtis and Rebecca Cobb (Puffin)

Quentin Blake



The Imaginary by AF Harrold and Emily Gravett (Bloomsbury)

Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti (Toon Books)

Coraline by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell (Bloomsbury)

Shiverton Hall by Emerald Fennell (Bloomsbury)

Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough (Random House)

Funnybones by Janet and Alan Ahlberg (Puffin)



Shoot To Kill by Steve Cole (Random House)

Charlie Higson

Ian Fleming



Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (Mira INK)


New books this month

The Sleeper And The Spindle by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell (Bloomsbury)

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – Jeff Kinney (Puffin)

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (Puffin)