WTTE – 022 – Book Clubs: Revolution & Politics (and Wine & Cheese)

The Rick O Shea Bookclub is Ireland s largest bookclub It has 17 000 members and is growing fast Book clubs have never been more popular But where did they begin and what role have they played in literary history Quite a large role it turns out culturally politically and commercially In this episode I talk to Rick O Shea about the success of his bookclub and to Prof DeNel Rehberg Sedo and Dr Amy Prendergast two experts in the history of books clubs and reading groups More at wttepodcast com bookclubClick here to visit this podcast episode