The author of The Song House was interviewed on Radio 4 programme Women's Hour and chose these songs to read her book by. 

Listen to the playlist on Spotify - The Song House

Track 1 - Bless the Weather by John Martyn

Track 2 - Maggie May by Rod Stewart

Track 3 - I Vow to the My Country by The London Festival Orchestra

Track 4 - All Things Bright and Beautiful by The Choir of St Mary's

Track 5 - Flute Sonata (1. Allegretto Malincolico) by Poulenc

Track 6 - It Was A Very Good Year by Frank Sinatra

Track 7 - Who Knows Where the Time Goes by Fairport Convention

Track 8 - Unforgettable by Nat King Cole

Track 9 - Polovtsian Dances by Borodin

Track 10 - Blue by Joni Mitchell

Track 11 - Small Hours by John Martyn

Track 12 - The Pearl Fishers by Bizet with Jussi Bjorling and Robert Merrill

Track 13 - Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan

Track 14 - Onward Christian Soldiers by Baring-Gould & Sullivan

Track 15 - I've Been Loving You Too Long by Otis Redding

Track 16 - Coyote by Joni Mitchell

Track 17 - We Have an Anchor by Owens & KirkPatrick

Track 18 - Hole in the Rain by John Martyn

Track 19 - Kitty Jay by Seth Lakeman

Track 20 - Speed of Sound by Coldplay

Track 21 - Stardust by Nat King Cole

For more magical music from Picador authors, listen to an accompanying playlist for Kirsten Reed's astounding novel The Ice Age.