BBC Radio 5 Live: Top Five Nonfiction Books

Bookstagrammer and judge of the recent Portico Prize, Simon Savidge shares his top five nonfiction reads with BBC Radio 5 Live, including Sensible Footwear by Kate Charlesworth.

‘As well as being a memoir of her life, the book is also a document of what has happened in queer history. One little tidbit I got from the book was that Calamity Jane was an undercover queer classic! The book makes you think of things much more politically. I, as a member of the queer community, had forgotten just how recent all the changes are, good and bad, and it was really good to be reminded of that in a non-preachy way.’