Podcast Series 1, Episode 5: Stacey Halls


Stacey Halls Pic: Ollie Grove

Welcome to My Weekly’s Magical Flying Bookshop, the home of your favourite fiction authors. We’re continuing our series with Queen of historical fiction, author Stacey Halls…

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Stacey Halls

Mrs England book coverStarring this week in your feel-good fiction podcast, sponsored by Pavers, is Stacey Halls, bestselling author of The Familiars and The Foundling.

Mrs England is her third novel and it once again highlights what a wonderful storyteller she is, with themes of power and control, courage, truth and dark deception, set against the backdrop of an Edwardian marriage.

Stacey Halls pops by the Bookshop for our fifth episode to answers your questions, and treat us to a special reading from the book. Find out how she undertakes her historical research, what her answer is to a blank page and why she is a fan of gothic novels.

Download the full podcast here.


What is a podcast?

It’s simply an audio show, and you can join us any time that suits! Listen to our trailer now, and find Stacey Halls’ episode here!

Where can I access the podcasts?

You’ll need a podcast app. You might find one installed on your phone or tablet already, but if not, search for a suitable app in your app store. Popular ones include Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music. Once you’ve downloaded the app, use the search facility within the app to find My Weekly’s Magical Flying Bookshop any time from Nov 4. All available episodes will be listed.

Episode 1 (Ann Cleeves): https://pod.fo/e/f4d34.

Episode 2 (Dorothy Koomson): https://pod.fo/e/f6bbb

Episode 3 (Sophie Kinsella): https://pod.fo/e/f8523

Episode 4 (Dr Hilary Jones): https://pod.fo/e/fa3d8

Episode 5 (Stacey Halls): https://pod.fo/e/fbde1

What’s the format of the show?

Our show is split into three sections – Reading Corner, where the author reads an exclusive short story, or a passage from their latest book; Quiz The Author, where we ask the questions you want answered and Book Post, the author picks a new release that’s not one of their own books, but a hotly-tipped title they’d recommend.

Absolutely, we’d love to hear your suggestions for authors for Series 2, and we’d be delighted to ask the participants the questions you want answered! Look out for our podcast recording dates on My Weekly’s social media channels, and submit your questions in plenty of time. We’ll ask the writers to answer a selection during our recording. Type your question and email it to flyingbookshop@myweekly.co.uk, or record your voice on your phone and add the audio clip to the email. We can then play your questions during the podcast. Don’t forget to put the words “podcast” and whatever author the question is for in the subject header – and please include your name on the email, too. Or, if you would prefer to phone, leave a message on 01382 575486, including your question, the author’s name, and your name.

Podcast host Claire Gill

Podcast host Claire Gill

Series 1 – the full line-up

Podcast Competition

To celebrate the launch of our brand new podcast series, we’ve got a bumper prize for one reader! Enter now for your chance to win 8 fiction books as listed above (one from each featured author), a one year My Weekly UK Subscription, a PRAI Platinum Firm & Life Skincare Serum and a Shearer Candle! Enter here – good luck!

Allison Hay

I joined the My Weekly team ten years ago, and I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazine. I manage the digital content for the brand, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters. I also work for Your Best Ever Christmas - perfect as it's my favourite time of year!