3. Sarra Manning
It's Muswell Hill for Ep 3, not far from the desks of Alan Bennett, Zadie Smith, and today’s guest Sarra Manning. Sarra is a bestselling, prolific novelist, literary editor of Red, alumni of several top teen mags and one of the most prolific readers around. She told us she got rid of 800 books before our visit, just so we could move freely around her flat. But there were tons of treasure left including a precious collection of rare Noel Streatfeilds, a copy of proto bonkbuster Lace, a gorgeous collection of vintage Chalet Schools with an origin story that will make you weep, and tales about books she’s bought, borrowed and stolen.
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