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Between the Covers

Discussion in 'Personal' started by minnie me, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Anyone else caught this ? Sarah Cox as the presenter is a waste of space. Richard Osman was a guest. Have read his crime thriller ( library copy ) and I thought it was absolute rubbish - what do I know ? I generally love anything to do with books / reading but this had me shouting at the TV.
  2. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Saw the first edition. She talked / shouted way too much and only one guest got a look in at all. I'd try it again but she needs to sort out her presentation skills.
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  3. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Yes I thought it was unbalanced too - ‘faux gushing’ also about one of the guest’s latest offerings - very predictable
  4. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Never heard of it or her. Should I have done?
  5. angiebabe

    angiebabe Senior commenter

    @minnie I'm glad you reviewed Richard Osman’s book for me as it sounded good but I shan’t be investing now, thank you.
    Sarah Cox just loves the sound of her good solid Northern accent (and I’m a scouser!) and proceeds to always talk over her guests in a ‘witty’ style which I find very, very annoying.
    The reviewing of books is a section of the chat show that she used to have but didn’t last - I watched 2 episodes in total.
    I’ll give Between the Covers one more episode.
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  6. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Yes. Go and stand in the corner and think about what you've done :D
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  7. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    I caught the last minute or two. Usual patronising of established authors with new ones not getting a look in. Not really any worse than "Richard and Judy" to be honest. I am biased.
  8. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Am not a Ricky Wilson fan but was impressed with his choice ‘ Born Standing Up ‘ which I have on my bookshelf . Huge Steve Martin fan . Richard Osmond used the word ‘ amazing ‘@ 4 times - for a writer this is both telling and scandalous . To be fair though totally approve of his recommendation ‘ Life after Life - which was simply wonderful.

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