Bonus Episode #1 – bookclub with writer and commentator, Ece Temelkuran
Ece Temelkuran is an international columnist, political analyst, novelist and sharp, brilliant, astute – and great hearted – writer.
Her books How to Lose a Country and Together have been met with great international acclaim. (she shared a stage at the Edinburgh Festival with Ed Milliband, of the outstandingly successful ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ podcast. He was also something political at one point in the UK, when such things mattered…)
She was our guest in podcast 74 -and on the first Sunday of September, she returned with a one hour Zoom-based Bookclub to delve deeper into the compassionate wisdom of her books
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