Interviewee name: Johanna Williams
Interviewee DOB and place of birth: 18 October 1951, Enfield
Interviewee Occupation: Doctor
Book group(s) attended: Putney
Date(s) of recording:

20 May 2015

Location of recording: Putney Heath
Interviewer: Dr. Amy Tooth Murphy
Duration(s): Interview 1: 01:21:53
Interview 2: 02:04:19
Summariser: Alison Chand


All books mentioned (those discussed for >20 seconds in bold):
R. M. Ballantyne, The Coral Island, Thomas the Tank Engine, Look and Learn annuals, Enid Blyton, Noddy, Beatrix Potter, Jack and Jill, The Herald, The Guardian, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, Pearl Buck, John Steinbeck, Thomas Hardy, Erich Kastner, Emil and the Detectives, Rupert annuals, Pinnochio, George Orwell, 1984, William Shakespeare, King Lear, John Le Carre, Claire Tomalin, Samuel Pepys, The Unequalled Self, Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, David Guterson, Snow Falling in Cedars, Reader’s Digest, Goodison, Tim Severin, Rosemary Sutcliff, The Eagle of the Ninth, Roald Dahl, Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Dick King-Smith, Zadie Smith, NW, P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, John Wyndham, Terry Pratchett, Jilly Cooper, Catherine Cookson, Mills and Boon, Daphne du Maurier, Jamaica Inn, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet, Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch, Guy de Maupassant, Louis de Bernieres, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Johanna Lemon, The Great Stink, Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Paul Torday, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Irene Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise.

Interview Summary Sheet - Part 1

All books mentioned (those discussed for >20 seconds in bold):
Enid Blyton, Malory Towers, The Famous Five, Noddy, Elinor Brent-Dyer, The Chalet School, AJ Cronin, Dr Finlay’s Casebook, Pearl Buck, National Geographic, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, Henry Rider Haggard, John Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Thomas the Tank Engine, Hugh Lofting, Doctor Dolittle, Gerald Durrell, Evelyn Waugh, Beatrix Potter, Rosemary Sutcliff, The Eagle of the Ninth, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, R. M. Ballantyne, The Coral Island, Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Kite Runner, Jung Chang, Wild Swans, David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars, Erich Kastner, Emil and the Detectives, Pinnochio, John Wyndham, The Kraken Wakes, The Day of the Triffids, The Chrysalids, J. R. R. Tolkien, Irene Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise, Samuel Pepys, Claire Tomalin, Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Jane Austen: A Life, Hilary Mantel, Mary Hollingsworth, The Borgia Chronicles, John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, Travels with Charley, Gervase Phinn, Tom Sharpe, Porterhouse Blue, Arnold Bennett, George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier, Down and Out in Paris and London, 1984, Animal Farm, John Le Carre, Robert Harris, Alistair Maclean, Ian Fleming, James Bond, Guy de Maupassant, Roald Dahl, Tales of the Unexpected, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Boy, P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, Zadie Smith, NW, Jane Austen, Emma, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Louis de Bernieres, Birds Without Wings, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Alfred Edward Housman, A Shropshire Lad, J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan, Heinrich Hoffmann, Struwwelpeter, Andrew Lang, The Blue Fairy Book, Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch, The Secret History, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet, Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd, A Pair of Blue Eyes, Daphne du Maurier, Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, James Herriott, Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, George Eliot, Middlemarch, Charles Dickens, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty, Pat Smythe, Jump for Joy, Neil Gunn, Dick King-Smith, The Hodgeheg, The Sheep Pig, E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web, Jack London.

Interview Summary Sheet - Part 2

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