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BookishClaire

BookishClaire

Joined February 2016

Book Rioter, host of the Brit Lit Podcast, editor of thewestwingbook.com and author of UNSCRIPTED, out 04.04.2019! 🇧🇪🇬🇧
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Here‘s what I‘m recommending on this week‘s episode of the @Unabridged podcast!

Unabridged Can‘t wait to read these novels!! Thanks so much for the recommendations. ❤️ 2w
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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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I spoke to Laura of A Bookish Home about my novel and my recent favourite reads -- and what my writing has in common with David Nicholls' ONE DAY.

cookreadsleep OH! I didn't realize THIS was YOU! I loved your interview on Currently Reading a few weeks ago. I'll have to check out this podcast. 2w
BookishClaire Ahh thank you @cookreadsleep! I loved doing the Currently Reading Podcast! 2w
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The latest episode of the Brit Lit Podcast is out, and it‘s a good one, if I do say so myself — Laura Mucha, author of Love Factually: The Science of Who, How, and Why We Love talks relationships, death, poetry, and book recommendations! https://britlitblog.com/2019/05/02/brit-lit-podcast-episode-42-love-factually-wi...

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Star-Crossed | Minnie Darke
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Best book I‘ve read in years.

AileenRR Hi! I was going through my olds posts on the li.st archives (for the 1st time! I don‘t know what took me so long?!), and anyway, that rabbit hole led me to you on this app, and I‘m feeling nostalgic for li.st and just wanted to say hi. 4w
BookishClaire Aww thanks @aileenrr! I am never not nostalgic for li.st 😭 4w
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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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I‘m a published author!

(Please buy my book)
UnscriptedNovel.com

Chrissyreadit Congrats! 2mo
Lindy Congratulations! 2mo
Simona 👏👏👏👏👏Congratulations❣️ 2mo
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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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Littens! My book is out next week and I‘d love to meet you at one of my U.K. events :) #authorsoflitsy

whatshesreadingnow Congratulations!! 🎉😘 2mo
wordzie 💝👍👏🙌 2mo
Alfoster That‘s exciting!👏👏👏👏 2mo
Weaponxgirl You‘re coming to my city! If I‘m not working I‘ll come say hi 😊 2mo
BookishClaire Yay @Weaponxgirl I would love that! 2mo
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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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Two weeks from now I‘ll be a published author. Time to match those nails.

Tamra Congratulations! I can‘t imagine the work & excitement! (edited) 2mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! That‘s awesome! 🎉👏🏻🥳 2mo
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I‘m sorry to report that I came across a disturbing trend when I was sorting out my books... can you relate?! https://bookriot.com/2019/03/18/all-my-purple-books/

CouronneDhiver Yep! I don‘t have many purple, pink or orange spines on my rainbow shelves. But waaayyyy too many black and white. 2mo
BookishClaire Ooh good point, I don‘t have a lot of pink either! Maybe that‘ll be my next post! 2mo
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Bookshop Girl | Chloe Coles
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I have news! I‘m starting a job as part-time Bookseller at East City Bookshop in DC. ❤️📚

Tamra Good for you! Also lucky you! 2mo
Reecaspieces 🎊🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎊 2mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 2mo
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Samplergal Congratulations!! 2mo
Samplergal Congratulations!🍾 2mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻🎊🥳 2mo
TiredLibrarian Very cool! Congrats!
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Bookwormjillk Cool! 2mo
RachelO Congratulations! 2mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 2mo
BookNAround Congratulations! If you can‘t be independently wealthy so all you have to do in life is read, a job in a bookstore is pretty top notch. 😁🎉 2mo
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Star-Crossed | Minnie Darke
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Can‘t wait! (But sadly am going to have to!)

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Stack the Cats | Susie Ghahremani
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Went to my local bookshop to pick up a gift for a baby shower and they recommended this to me — it happens to be written by a friend of mine! ❤️

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Once & Future | Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta
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Episode 38 of the Brit Lit Podcast features book publicist Charlie Morris, who talked to the podcast about:
- what her job looks like day to day
-what to do if you aspire to work in publishing
- the groundbreaking book she‘s been working on
- and more

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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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Congrats @britt_brooke you‘ve won a copy of UNSCRIPTED! Email me your address at UnscriptedGiveaway@gmail.com xo

(Psss another chance to win over on Instagram — head to claireindc)

britt_brooke Thank you!! 🤗 I just sent you an email. 3mo
AsYouWish Yay!!!! Congrats @britt_brooke 📚🎉📖🎊 3mo
britt_brooke @AsYouWish Thanks! 😙 3mo
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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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One month today I become a published author!!

CrowCAH Congrats 🎉 what an accomplishment!!! 😊 3mo
Vedrana Congrats 👏👏👏 3mo
Birdsong28 Congrats🎊🎉 3mo
LeeRHarry Exciting! My early copy is at my parents‘ house in the UK - will be home to read it in May 😊 3mo
BookishClaire Yay @LeeRHarry ! Hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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Ordinary People | Diana Evans
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Great to see Diana Evans‘ ORDINARY PEOPLE on the Women‘s Prize shortlist — fantastic book deserving of way more attention than it‘s had, especially on this side of the pond!

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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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Another giveaway! Sign up to my mailing list by March 15th and you could win these five books... (US only, sorry!)
https://clairehandscombe.us19.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=20c70addcce91ce3b37a39...

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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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Win an early copy of my book! Just repost the picture, tagging me and using the hashtag #UnscriptedGiveaway, and I‘ll choose a winner at random on 1st March.
(Thanks for the idea @britt_brooke !)

britt_brooke 😄💕 3mo
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I would love a copy of this! Thanks @britt_brooke #ImListeningGiveaway

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 3mo
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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Loved THE HUNTING PARTY — great winter literary thriller!

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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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Loving seeing gorgeous Bookstagrammer pics of my book! This one is by bostonbookfanatic.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Lovingly curated DC non fiction... feeling more like home in the new apartment now this is done!!

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The List: A Novel | Karin Tanabe
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Love my DC fiction!!

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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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Pre-order UNSCRIPTED before the end of February and you‘ll get a bookmark and a signed bookplate. PLUS you‘ll be entered into a draw to win (e8/$50/€50 to spend in the independent bookshop of your choice. Head over to unscriptednovel.net/preorder to find out more!
#giveaway #unscriptednovel #bookstagram #freebooks #booksbooksandmorebooks #bookish #debutauthors19 #beachreads #preorder #preorderperks

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The End of Magic | Mark Stay
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New episode of the Brit Lit Podcast!

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Cooking with All Things Trader Joe's | Deana Gunn, Wona Miniati
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Won this ages ago in a Goodreads giveaway and finally live near enough a Trader Joe‘s to use it!!

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Don’t You Forget About Me | Mhairi McFarlane
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Book post!! Stupid life and stupid moving is getting in the way of me curling up with this but I can‘t wait to get Into it as soon as I‘m done with the stupid moving!!

Birdsong28 Can't wait to read this!!! 📚📖 4mo
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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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You like me! You really like me!

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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Can‘t wait to curl up with this!!

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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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Goodreads giveaway for my book under way!!

RachelO 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Sharanya 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 4mo
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Fire Sermon | Jamie Quatro
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The lash book I squeezed into 2018 was FIRE SERMON. I didn‘t love it as much as I thought I might, though it does contain this gem.
What was your last read of the year?

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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Civiity, I miss you.

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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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One more reason to pre-order books you want to support! (Please pre-order UNSCRIPTED!)

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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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I‘m a fan of my Goodreads rating so far!

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Okay but like where do I find a man like this one?

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Oh My Gods | Alexandra Sheppard
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Exciting book post! Can‘t wait for this one.

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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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I know this means basically nothing but I love that my book is hanging out next to Jill Santopolo‘s in Most Requested on Netgalley

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New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay | Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, Carrie Wittmer
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I may have overstated my acquaintanceship with Bradley Whitford at this particular book signing but genuinely think this would be right up his street

MilenaM This was such a good read! 5mo
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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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I‘m looking for some excellent Bookstagrammers with lots of followers to help me spread the word about my novel. I‘ve already got a good few on my list, but are there any you love?

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UNSCRIPTED. | CLAIRE. HANDSCOMBE
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Here it is!! MY NOVEL!
UNSCRIPTED by Claire Handscombe — a novel about a young woman with a celebrity crush and a determined plan.
Available 04/04/2019
— pre-order now at Blackwells.com for free delivery worldwide as well as all the Amazons and the other usual places ❤️🙌📚

TheWordJar Congratulations!!! 🎉🙌🎉 5mo
BookishClaire Thank you!! It‘s very exciting! 5mo
Chrissyreadit Yay!!!Congrats! 5mo
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RealLifeReading Congratulations! 5mo
RachelO Congratulations- that‘s wonderful! 5mo
MaureenMc 🎉🍾 5mo
LeeRHarry Congrats 🎉- looking forward to getting it in the mail soon 😊 5mo
BookishClaire @LeeRHarry 😍😍😍 5mo
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The Rival | CHARLOTTE. DUCKWORTH
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📚🎧👶Episode 26 of the Brit Lit Podcast features an interview with @charduck, who talks about her novel THE RIVAL, how motherhood can change a woman‘s sense of identity, how that plays out against the backdrop of a career, and more. 👶🎧📚
https://britlitblog.com/2018/09/20/brit-lit-podcast-episode-26-dark-undercurrent...

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How to Write | Philip Oltermann
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I wrote a book and here‘s the (ahem) proof

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This book is SO GOOD.

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I Love You Too Much | Alicia Drake
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Episode 20 features @aliciadrake75, author of the Paris-set coming of age novel I Love You Too Much. We discuss the Frenchness of her novel and its themes – among them loneliness, the ache to belong, and what happens when beauty fades. https://britlitblog.com/2018/06/28/brit-lit-podcast-episode-20-with-alicia-drake...

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I know I‘m late to this party but I think it‘s so flipping cool that Jane Austen is on our money now

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The President Is Missing | James Patterson, Bill Clinton
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Had fun listening to JP and Bill Clinton talk about their book. Can‘t decide if I want to read it immediately or never want to touch it with a ten-foot pole.

CouronneDhiver Go for it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained 12mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣🤣 12mo
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Anatomy of a Scandal | Sarah Vaughan
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My guest on Episode 18 of the Brit Lit Podcast is Sarah Vaughan. We talked about her fantastic novel ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL, how the idea for it came to her, her experience of studying at Oxford, the advantages of writing fiction later in life, and more. https://britlitblog.com/2018/05/31/brit-lit-podcast-episode-18-with-sarah-vaugha...

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In episode 17, we hear from @guygunaratne about the impetus for his brilliant and acclaimed novel IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY, what he‘s learned about storytelling from Grime music and from his work as a documentary maker, and more.
https://britlitblog.com/2018/05/17/brit-lit-podcast-episode-17-uncomfortable-emp...