A radical departure from our usual fictional fare this fortnight, as we instead read one of the most influential non-fiction works of modern times. ‘An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations’ was written at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution that changed both Britain and the …

Our first blind pick, of a book neither of us had even heard of. Was it a good idea? Find out in this week’s episode, as we cover Sir Anthony Hope’s little-known historical romance Simon Dale