Alison

Interviewee name: Alison Williams
Interviewee DOB and place of birth: 1963, Kingston upon Thames (home)
Interviewee Occupation: Librarian
Book group(s) attended: Putney
Date(s) of recording:

8 June 2015

Location of recording: Battersea Library
Interviewer: Dr. Amy Tooth Murphy
Duration(s): Interview 1: 01:45:50
Interview 2: 01:47:37
Summariser: Alison Chand

Interviews

All books mentioned (those discussed for >20 seconds in bold):
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter, J. B. Priestley, An Inspector Calls, Andre Norton, Octagon Magic, AA Milne, Winnie the Pooh, Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons, Noel Streatfeild, Thursday’s Child, Noel Streatfeild, White Boots, Noel Streatfeild, Ballet Shoes, Dr Seuss, Richard Scarry, Rosie Thomas, Hilary Norman, Rosamunde Pilcher, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun, Andrea Levy, Dave Boling, Guernica, Beatrix Potter, Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books (The Green Fairy Book, The Yellow Fairy Book, The Gold Fairy Book), Johanna Spyri, Heidi, E. M. Forster, A Passage to India, D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D. H. Lawrence, Women in Love, Leslie Thomas, The Virgin Soldiers, William Shakespeare, King Lear, The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, Othello, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Philip Larkin, John Keats, Thomas Hardy, William Wordsworth, Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk, Agatha Christie, Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon, George R. R. Martin, Fever Dream, A Game of Thrones, Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace, T. H. White, The Sword in the Stone, Sarah Waters, Markus Zusak, The Book Thief, Stephen Kelman, Pigeon English, Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes, Roger Deakin, Richard Mabey, Flora Britannica, Charley Boorman/Ewan McGregor, Henry James, Washington Square, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Middlemarch, Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Dame Lynley Dodd, Hairy Maclary, Dan Brown

Interview Summary Sheet - Part 1

All books mentioned (those discussed for >20 seconds in bold):
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, Dawn French, Agatha Christie, Andrew Lang’s Fairy Book, Beatrix Potter, Rosie Thomas, The Kashmir Shawl, Rosamunde Pilcher, Who Else Writes Like…?, Markus Zusak, The Book Thief, Stephen Kelman, Pigeon English, Anne Donovan, Buddha Da, EL James, Fifty Shades of Grey, Virginia Woolf, Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes, Damon Gulgut, Arctic Summer, Henry James, Washington Square, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment, Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons, Enid Blyton, Andre Norton, Octagon Magic, Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden, Noel Streatfeild, Thursday’s Child, White Boots, Dame Lynley Dodd, Hairy Maclary, Catherine Anholt, A Kiss Like This, J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter, Roald Dahl, The Witches, Richard Scarry, Cormac McCarthy, Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast, Dave Boling, Guernica, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun, Irene Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise, Andrea Levy, Small Island, The Long Song, Every Light in the House Burnin’, Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace, Sarah Waters, Fingersmith, Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk, T. H. White, The Sword in the Stone, Roger Deakin, Richard Mabey, Flora Britannica, Frederic Gros, A Philosophy of Walking, Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon, Black Trillium, George R. R. Martin, Fever Dream, A Game of Thrones, Philip Larkin, John Keats, Thomas Hardy, V. C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic, Danielle Steel.

Interview Summary Sheet - Part 2

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