Interviewee name: Joanna Crooks
Interviewee DOB and place of birth: Reading, year unknown
Interviewee Occupation: Teacher
Book group(s) attended: Putney
Date(s) of recording:

21 May 2015

Location of recording: Interviewee's home, Putney, London
Interviewer: Dr. Amy Tooth Murphy
Duration(s): Interview 1: 01:35:07
Interview 2: 01:56:11
Summariser: Haley Moyse Fenning


All books mentioned (those discussed for >20 seconds in bold):
Enid Blyton, Noel Streatfeild, Richmal Crompton, Just William series, Anthony Trollope, John Updike, Naguib Mahfouz, Old Lob series, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd, George Eliot, William Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy, Under the Greenwood Tree, Thomas Hardy, Tess, Thomas Hardy, Jude, Thomas Hardy, Mayor of Casterbridge, Charles Dickens, Bleak House, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, Howard Spring, Monica Dickens, Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca, John Buchan, The 39 Steps, E.M Forster, James Joyce, Ulysees, Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, William Golding, Lord of the Flies , Alan Johnston, This Boy, Philip Larkin, Andrew Motion, Evelyn Waugh, John Le Carre, A Most Wanted Man, Nicholas Monserrat, The Cruel Sea, Noel Streatfield, The Ballet Shoes, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, Just William series, D.H Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë , Villette, Ian McEwan, Amsterdam , Ian McEwan, Enduring Love, Ian McEwan, Atonement, Rose Tremain, Kazuo Ishiguro, Emma Healey, Elizabeth is Missing, John Updike, Malcom Bradbury, David Lodge, Small World, W.B Yeats, Agatha Christie, Miss Marple, Agatha Christie, Poirot, J.G Farrell, The Seige of Krishnapur, J.G Farrell, Troubles, J.G Farrell, The Singapore Grip, E.M Forster, Passage to India, E.M Forster, Howard’s End, E.M Forster, A Room with a View, Paul Scott, Jewel in the Crown, George Orwell, Burmese Days, George Orwell, Coming up for Air, George Orwell, Clergyman’s Daughter, George Orwell, 1984, George Orwell , Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Kate Saunders, 5 Children on the Western Front, E.Nesbit, The Treasure Seekers, Arthur Ransome, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot, C.S Lewis, J.R.R Tolkein, Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, A Pale View of Hills, Kazuo Ishiguro, Artist Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro, Remains of the Day , Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter, Tom Kitten, Richard Adams, Watership Down, Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willows, Muriel Spark, The Girls of Slender Means, Irène Némirovsky, Suite Francaise, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment, Patricia Highsmith, Tove Jansson, Jeanette Winterson, Sarah Walters, Andrea Levy, Small Island, Andrea Levy, The Long Song, Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel, Bring out the Bodies, Hilary Mantel, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, Iris Murdoch, The Sea The Sea, Salley Vickers, Alan Titchmarsh, Kathryn Stockett, The Help, Ruth Rendell, Iris Murdoch, The Sea The Sea, Kingsley Amis, The Folks that Live on the Hill, J.K Rowling, Harry Potter , Thomas Mann, Gabriel García Márquez, Orhan Pamuk, Robert Harris, Enigma, Robert Harris, Fatherland. , Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters, Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm, Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That, Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong, Michael Frayn, Headlong, Edmund De Waal, The Hare with the Amber Eyes, Margaret Drabble, The Millstone, Margaret Drabble, The Summer Bird Cage, A.S Byatt, Possession, Tom Stoppard, Arcadia, Helen Dunmore, Colm Tóibín, Michael Frayn, Spies, Rosamond Lehmann, Weather in the Streets

Interview Summary Sheet - Part 1

All books mentioned (those discussed for >20 seconds in bold):
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Thomas Hardy, Anthony Trollope, Henry James, E.M Forster, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, John Updike, Rabbit Run, Charles Dickens, Bleak House , Charles Dickens, Hard , Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, William Shakespeare, King John, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, George Orwell, Animal Farm, John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood, Keith Waterhouse, Billy Liar, Enid Blyton, George and Weedon Grossmith, The Diary of a Nobody, Geoffrey Chaucher, The Nun’s Preist’s Tale, William Wordsworth, L.P Hartley, The Go-Between, Arthur Miller, The Crucible, William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden, D. H Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover , Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Margaret Drabble, Daphne De Maurier, Rebecca, Sally Vickers, Miss Garnet’s Angel, George Du Maurier, Trilby, Evelyn Waugh, Handful of Dust, Enid Blyton, Enid Blyton, The Twins of St Clare’s, Thomas Hardy, Noel Streatfeild, Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfeild, Tennis Shoes, Noel Streatfeild, The Children of Primrose Lane , Michael Frayn, Spies, Noel Streatfeild, The Painted Garden, Noel Streatfeild, Curtain Up, Richmal Crompton, Just William series, Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman, Arthur Ransome, Nicolas Monsarrat, The Cruel Sea, Nevil Shute, A Town Like Alice, Charlotte Brontë, Villette, William Shakespeare, Hamlet , William Shakespeare, King Lear, Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Jeanette Winterson, Barbara Pym, Graham Greene, Heart of the Matter, Graham Greene, The Quiet Americans, Iris Murdoch,The Sandcastle, Iris Murdoch, The Bell, Iris Murcoch, Under the Net, Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, Iris Murdoch, The Sea The Sea, Monica Dickens, One Pair of Hands, One Pair of Feet

Interview Summary Sheet - Part 2

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