A Body Made of Glass Podcast

The A Body Made of Glass podcast is an audio companion to my book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria. Each of the ten episodes is an interview with a different person speaking to a different facet of this complex and multi-dimensional condition, touching on themes from medical bias to faith to infertility and… Continue reading

Kirkus and Publishers Weekly Reviews for A Body Made of Glass

Two big pre-publication reviews have been published for A Body Made of Glass in the US. Kirkus called it “poetic and personal”, while Publishers Weekly wrote that: “In this riveting, genre-bending memoir, journalist Crampton (The Way to the Sea) traces the cultural and historical lineage of hypochondria. . . . [A] stimulating and rigorous take… Continue reading

A Body Made of Glass picked by the Guardian for 2024

Absolutely thrilled to see my new book A Body Made of Glass on the Guardian’s list of the books to look out for in 2024. Here’s what they had to say: “Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 17, Crampton spent much of her adult life anticipating its return. She weaves that experience into… Continue reading

Becoming a Composer by Errollyn Wallen — review for the Guardian

I reviewed Errollyn Wallen’s memoir Becoming a Composer and my piece was “book of the day” in the Saturday Guardian. It’s an unconventional book, made up of fragments of poetry, lyrics, diary entries, third-person accounts and more, but I enjoyed it. It’s especially good on both the barriers Wallen has faced within classical music —… Continue reading

“Hungry for more” — television column for the New Humanist

For my quarterly column in the New Humanist, I’ve written about all the food-based shows on television at the moment — from Lessons in Chemistry to The Bear, via Masterchef, Boiling Point, Bake Off and more. The piece is available to read on the New Humanist website here. Continue reading

Interview on the Tea & Murder podcast

I was interviewed by Rebecca Thandi Norman about one of my favourite Agatha Christie novels, Murder in Mesopotamia, for the wonderful Tea and Murder podcast. We talked about Christie’s first-hand knowledge of archaeological digs, the colonial dimensions of the novel, and why this story contains the murder mystery death that has stayed with me ever… Continue reading

Proofs for A Body Made of Glass

The proofs of A Body Made of Glass have arrived in the world! Continue reading

Interview on the Agatha Christie and the Dandelion Poisoner podcast

I’m interviewed in this new podcast about Agatha Christie and the case of Herbert Rowse Armstrong — it’s a fascinating story and one I’ve covered on the Shedunnit podcast too in an episode called “The Hay Poisoner”. Have a listen if you’re an Audible subscriber, it’s a good real life golden age murder mystery. You… Continue reading

Concert inspired by The Way To The Sea

There was a full house for the concert inspired by my book, The Way to the Sea, in London last week on 6 July in the Grand Entrance Hall at the Brunel Museum. Adjoa Andoh read extracts from my book while Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir (CML) sang a “songs from the waves” programme… Continue reading

Live Shedunnit Episode on YouTube

Exciting news! I hosted a free live episode with Teresa from Peschel Press @peschelpress, and our discussion focused on Agatha Christie screen adaptations. If you missed the livestream, you can still watch the recording here. Continue reading