My second greatest love, after literature, is music, and music – from the Rolling Stones and Talking Heads to Schubert and Mozart – also punctuates the lives of Eva and Jim in The Versions of Us. On the WH Smith website, to mark the novel’s inclusion in the spring 2016 Richard and Judy Book Club, I offered a little explanation and context for the songs that underpin particular scenes in each version – moving, with the novel, from the 1950s right up to 2014.

You can listen to a full Spotify playlist for each version at www.versionsofus.com.

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Read the full article on the WH Smith website.