The Queen's Reading Room Podcast

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The Queen's Reading Room Podcast

The Queen's Reading Room Podcast

3.8/5

Critic Rating

The Queen’s Reading Room podcast is a place for book lovers - and those who wish they loved literature a little more - to be inspired by the bookish confessions of global literary heroes. Authors from all over the world have shared their own literary treasures with us; revealing their favourite writers, most treasured books and earliest reading memories. Who does Sir Ian Rankin read when he is low? Where does David Baddiel stash his fiction and which masterpiece has Ann Patchett given up on again and again? This brand new series delves into the homes and hearts of th...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4

Jenny McCartney • The Spectator Jan 20, 2024

"...it made for agreeable listening. What the podcast seems to be missing, as others have noted, is a great deal of the Queen herself...especially as she is an enthusiastic reader and – one suspects – sparkier in real life."

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Score: 2.5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Jan 13, 2024

"Clever! Still, if you call a podcast The Queen’s Reading Room, then listeners expect to hear a) the Queen and possibly b) a description of said room. But we never get b), and a) comes very late on...The producer’s questions are cut, so there’s no intimacy, and the recording quality is ropey too. A waste of everyone’s time."

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Score: 5

Alexi Duggins • The Guardian Jan 4, 2024

"...impressively starry list of authors talk about their love of literature.,,,Dandy and Beano comics and his excitement over getting Keith Richards to sign an autobiography for him."

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