Hello and welcome back to You Wrote The Book, a book based podcast hosted by Simon Savidge. Each fortnight over the coming months he will be joined by a special guest author to discuss their life as a writer and as a reader, from the current novel they have published to the first book they read and everything in between.
Simon’s guest for this episode is Kate Colquhoun. Kate is the author of several non-fiction works including Taste: The History of Britain Through Cooking and A Thing in Disguise: The Visionary Life of Joseph Paxton. It was Mr Briggs’ Hat, a non-fiction account of the murder of Thomas Briggs in July 1864 which reads like a page turning thriller, which drew people’s attention to Kate’s writing on mass. Now she is back with Did She Kill Him? A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery and Arsenic which looks at the case of the Maybrick Murder, which took place in Liverpool. Simon had the pleasure of catching up with Kate in an old Victorian prison in Liverpool to talk about the book and the case which had everyone talking in 1889.
Over the next few episodes I will be joined by Emma Jane Unsworth, Emma Healey and Kirsty Wark. If you have any questions for them, would like to suggest authors you think Simon should be getting on the show, or simply want to have a natter about books, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on twitter @youwrotethebook.
If you want to hear Simon talking more books do join him every other week with Thomas Otto on The Readers Podcast, you can also find him chatting and reviewing book on his blog Savidge Reads. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes where you can find previous episodes with Christos Tsiolkas, Evie Wyld, Alan Bradley, Niccolo Ammaniti, Armistead Maupin, Hannah Kent, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Damian Barr, Maggie O’Farrell and many more.