Bookshelfie: Suzannah Lipscomb

Season 7, Episode 5,   Apr 09, 04:00 AM

Historian, author and broadcaster Suzannah Lipscomb shines the spotlight on women throughout history who are too often missed from books. 

A distinguished historian, Suzannah is Professor Emerita at the University of Roehampton, Senior Member at St Cross College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries. 

She has written and edited seven books, most recently, What is History, Now? with Helen Carr, and The Voices of Nîmes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc. She has presents history programmes on the BBC, ITV, More4 and Channel 5, and she hosts the popular Not Just the Tudors podcast from History Hit. 

A close friend of the Women’s Prize Trust, Suzannah is the chair of judges for the inaugural Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction.

Suzannah’s book choices are:
** Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
** The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
** The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
** The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis
** Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season seven of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women.

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