You're Booked

You're Booked

By Daisy Buchanan

Welcome to You’re Booked, the podcast for literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favourite authors’ bookshelves.

I’m Daisy Buchanan, your Book Inspector, and I’ll be asking our guests all about the first forbidden books they read under the covers, the beloved books they have borrowed, and never given back, and those impressive heavyweight hardbacks that make them look like intellectual giants – even though they couldn’t get beyond the first twenty pages.

We’ll also be talking about what makes readers into writers, how our guests became book lovers and their favourite reading memories, all with a dash of intelligence and a dollop of irreverence. Our guests include Dolly Alderton, Nina Stibbe, Nikesh Shukla, and many more favourites from our own bookshelves.


Jeffrey Archer - You're Booked

With around 300 million books sold in 97 countries and translated into 33 languages, who wouldn't want to know about the reading habits and writing tips of Jeffrey Archer? Since writing his first book, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, in 1974, Jeffrey has written nearly 50 titles, the latest being Hidden in Plain Sight, and is the only author to have been number 1 in fiction, non-fiction and short stories. We talked to him about his favourite author, being huge in India, being disappointed by book sales and prison reading.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableJeffrey Archer - Hidden in Plain SightIan Fleming - Casino RoyaleAmor Towles - Gentleman in MoscowHeather Morris - Tattooist of AuschwitzDickens - Tale of Two CitiesDickens - Christmas CarolDumas - Count of Monte CristoDumas - Three MusketeersNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesJeffrey Archer - Kane and AbelPatrick Freyne - Ok Let's Do Your Stupid IdeaJeffrey Archer - Prison DiariesJames Joyce - Finnegans WakeLampedusa - LeopardJane Austen - EmmaAgatha Christie - PoirotJeffrey Archer - Clifton ChroniclesPG Wodehouse - JeevesAlberto Moravia - Woman of RomeSiri Hustvedt - What I LovedLissa Evans - V for VictoryBill Bryson - The BodyStefan Zweig - Beware of PityJeffrey Archer - Paths of GloryElif Shafak - Three Daughters of Eve Stefan Sweig - Farewell to EuropeAbi Dare - Girl With the Louding VoiceJung Chang -See for privacy and opt-out information.
26/10/2055m 52s

Alex Wheatle - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to spend some time with the author, playwright, screenwriter, performer and all-around inspiration Alex Wheatle MBE! Alex's first book was 1995's award-winning Brixton Rock and he has followed that with numerous critically acclaimed works for adults, young adults and children with the latest being Cane Warriors. We talked to Alex about the importance of music in his work, being inspired by the Beano, learning to love reading while in prison and the experience of having your life story turned into a film by the Oscar-winning Steve McQueen. You can find the Dialogue Books Black History Month reading list HERE.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableAlex Wheatle - Cane WarriorsCLR James - Black JacobinsMalcolm X - AutobiographyAlex Haley - RootsLangston Hughes - Collected PoemsChester Himes - Rage in HarlemJames Baldwin - Fire Next TimeMark Twain - Adventures of Huckleberry FinnLinton Kwesi Johnson - Selected PoemsMarcia Williams - Baby MotherNaomi King - OPPKarline Smith - Moss Side MassiveCourttia Newland - The ScholarStephen Thompson - Toy SoldiersPeter Kalu - Lick ShotAlex Wheatle - Brixton RockDaniel Defoe - Robinson CrusoeEA Ritter - Shaka ZuluAlex Wheatle - Liccle Bit Alex Wheatle - Crongton KnightsDanielle Jawando - And The Stars Were Burning BrightlyRaymond Chandler - Big SleepColleen McCullough - Thorn BirdsVivien M Goldman - See for privacy and opt-out information.
05/10/2048m 52s

Louise O'Neill - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to be joined by the internationally bestselling and multi award winning Louise O'Neill! Louise's novel Asking for It won Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and Only Ever Yours won Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and the Bookseller YA Prize. Her latest is the already acclaimed thriller After the Silence. We talked to her about diversifying your reading, being an obsessive child reader, living in New York and how ideas can be magical.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown UpDaisy Buchanan - SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDale Shaw - Painfully British HaikusLouise O’Neill - After the SilenceCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreFrancine Pascal - Sweet Valley HighEnid Blyton - St Clare'sEnid Blyton - Secret SevenEnid Blyton - Magic Faraway TreeJoyce Lankester Brisley - Marigold in Godmother's HouseRhonda Byrne - SecretMildred D. Taylor - Roll of Thunder Hear My CryChimamanda Ngozi Adichie - AmericanahKiley Reid - Such a Fun AgeWilliam Boyd - Any Human HeartLouise O’Neill - Almost LoveBelinda McKeon - TenderBelinda McKeon - SolaceEva Ibbotson - Secret CountessLauren Weisberger - Devil Wears PradaMuriel Spark - Girls of Slender MeansAnn Patchett - Dutch HouseAnn Patchett - Bel CantoAnn Patchett - CommonwealthElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicAnn Patchett - State of WonderDolly Alderton - GhostsLucy Foley - See for privacy and opt-out information.
28/09/2056m 31s

Emily Gould - You're Booked

This week we are in the hilarious, wise and fascinating hands of author, publisher, teacher and essayist Emily Gould! Emily is the author of And The Heart Says Whatever, Friendship, and Perfect Tunes, as well as contributing to Bookforum, The New Yorker, Elle, The Cut and many others. She also runs Emily Books, which sells and publishes books by women. We discussed great books about music, the darkness of kid's books, the joys and pain of being a publisher and separating art from the artist.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown UpDaisy Buchanan - SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableEmily Gould - Perfect TunesMadeline Miller - CirceDemi Moore - Inside OutLauren Oyler - Fake AccountsEileen Myles - InfernoPatti Smith - Just KidsAnna Wiener - Uncanny ValleyEmily Gould - Replaying My ShameEB White - Charlotte’s WebEB White - LettersMadeleine L'Engle - Wrinkle in TimeCaroline Corcoran - Baby GroupCaroline Corcoran - Through The WallChad Harbach - Art of FieldingSusan Choi - Trust ExerciseSusan Choi - My EducationSusan Choi - American WomanWalter Scott - Wendy Master of ArtLizzy Goodman - Meet Me in the BathroomSheila Weller - Girls Like UsCherie Curry - Neon AngelKim Gordon - Girl in a BandDebbie Harry - Face ItMeghan Daum - See for privacy and opt-out information.
21/09/2053m 7s

Brit Bennett - You're Booked

Both of Brit Bennett's sensational bestselling novels, The Mothers and The Vanishing Half, have been on heavy rotation at YB towers for months, so we are delighted to bring you this fascinating conversation with her, covering adapting books for the screen, how writing changes the way you read, the dark world of celebrity tell-alls and the dangers of novel recommendation.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown UpDaisy Buchanan - SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableBrit Bennett - Vanishing HalfBrit Bennett - The MothersMyla Goldberg - Feast Your EyesBernadine Evaristo - Girl Woman OtherAnne Enright - ActressToni Morrison - Song of SolomonSE Hinton - The OutsidersToni Morrison - The Bluest EyeRichard Wright - Native SonTayari Jones - Silver SparrowAnn Patchett - Bel CantoAnn Patchett - Dutch HouseAnn Patchett - CommonwealthRaven Leilani - LusterTayari Jones - American MarriageShirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the CastleSue Miller - MonogamyDarcy Eveleigh - Unseen: Unpublished Black HistoryNicholas Smith - Kicks: Great American Story of SneakersNichelle Gainer - Vintage Black GlamourYaa Gyasi - Transcendent KingdomYaa Gyasi - HomegoingPenny Valentine - Dancing with Demons: Dusty SpringfieldBusy Phillips - This Will Only Hurt a LittleMariah Carey - Meaning OfZadie Smith - Swing TimeMargo Jefferson - See for privacy and opt-out information.
14/09/2056m 42s

Jessie Burton - You're Booked

Get ready for a fun, thorough and frequently mirth-filled conversation with the internationally bestselling author Jessie Burton! Jessie's first book was the monster hit The Miniaturist, followed up by the exceptional The Muse and her latest, the chart-topping The Confession. We talked to Jessie about the joys of living with a bookseller, the particular pain associated with rereading, her favourite funny books and the all-around inspiration that is Princess Margaret.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown UpDaisy Buchanan - SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableJessie Burton - MiniaturistJessie Burton - ConfessionBaroness Glenconner - Lady in WaitingCraig Brown - Maam DarlingOctavia Butler - KindredMarlon James - Book of Night WomenAndrea Levy - Long SongGayl Jones - CorregidoraSheila Heti - MotherhoodLauren Groff - Fates & FuriesTracy Chevalier - Girl With a Pearl EarringCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreDaphne Du Maurier - RebeccaRoald Dahl - MatildaLP Hartley - Go BetweenJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceMargaret Atwood - Cats EyeThom Gunn - Selected PoemsNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesJessie Burton - Restless GirlsAnn Patchett - Dutch HouseLissa Evans - V For VictoryEva Ibbotson - Secret CountessElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazelet ChroniclesPenelope Mortimer - Saturday Lunch with the BrowningsJessie Burton - MuseEdward St Aubyn - Patrick MelroseKingsley Amis - See for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/2049m 34s

Anthony Horowitz - You're Booked

This week we're talking to the astonishingly prolific Anthony Horowitz! Anthony has written extensively for young adults, (especially his Alex Rider series), for adults (the Magpie and Moonflower Murder books), for the screen (Including the creation of Foyle's War) and updating both Sherlock Holmes and James Bond legacies with new stories plus many, many more. We discussed forgotten crime authors, funny books, writing inspiration, novels about writers and the sadness of finishing a beloved book.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown UpDaisy Buchanan - SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDale Shaw - Haunted UnderpantsDale Shaw - Haunted Underpants on WFMUAnthony Horowitz - StormbreakerAnthony Horowitz - Magpie MurdersAnthony Horowitz - Moonflower MurdersDon Winslow - Power of the DogDon Winslow - CartelDon Winslow - BorderJohn Dickson Carr - Hag's NookSoji Shimada - Tokyo Zodiac Murders Soji Shimada - Crooked HouseAE Ellis - The RackAlbert Camus - PlagueLaurie Colwin - Happy All The TimeAnthony Horowitz - OblivionAnthony Horowitz - SwitchLP Hartley - Go-BetweenWilliam Golding - SpireWilliam Golding - Lord of the FliesGeorge MacDonald Fraser - FlashmanThomas Hughes - Tom Brown’s SchooldaysHerman Wouk - Caine MutinyElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesErich Remarque - All Quiet On the Western FrontTH White - Once and Future KingGeorge Gissing - New Grub StreetGeorge Gissing - See for privacy and opt-out information.
31/08/2054m 5s

Camilla Thurlow - You're Booked

This week we are perusing the bookshelves of human rights campaigner, former Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer, Love Island inhabiter and all-round inspiration Camilla Thurlow! Camilla has worked for land mine charity The Halo Trust, she's a vociferous reader and has recently published her first book, a memoir, called Not The Type. During a highly revealing conversation, we talked to her about the double-edged sword that is social media, the genius of Elizabeth Day, the appeal of old books and allowing stories to leak into your life.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableCamilla Thurlow - Not The TypeDavid Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One DayLisa Taddeo - Three WomanDavid Sedaris - Let's Explore Diabetes With OwlsKiley Reid - Such a Fun AgeElizabeth Macneal - The Doll FactoryJessie Burton - The MuseAlan Huffman - Here I AmPaul Conroy - Under the WireSebastian Junger - TribeDavid Nott - War DoctorAnna Hope - ExpectationGail Honeyman - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineKen Follett - Pillars of the EarthElizabeth Day - The PartyElizabeth Day - How To FailAbbi Waxman - Bookish Life of Nina HillDonatella Di Pietrantonio - A Girl ReturnedCandice Brathwaite - I Am Not Your Baby MotherNimko Ali - What We’re Told Not To Talk AboutDolly Alderton - Everything I Know About LoveDaisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown UpMarian Keyes - Other Side of the StoryJamie Bartlett - The People Vs TechRachel DeLoache Williams - My Friend AnnaLemn Sissay - See for privacy and opt-out information.
24/08/201h 6m

Candice Brathwaite - You're Booked

We are beyond excited to bring you this honest and illuminating conversation with author, influencer, blogger and founder of Make Motherhood Diverse - Candice Brathwaite! Candice's first book, You Are Not My Baby Mother was a former YB Steal of the Week and a critically lauded Sunday Times bestseller that unflinchingly looks at being a black British mother and strives to redefine the whole idea of motherhood in the 21st Century. We talked to Candice about the pressures of success, the delights of Oprah's Book Club, the genius of Toni Morrison and the importance of woo.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableCandice Brathwaite - I Am Not Your Baby MotherLupita Nyong’o - Sulwe Sister Soulja - Coldest Winter EverNelson Mandela - Long Road To freedomIlona Staller (Ed) - Erotic TalesFrances Hodgson Burnett - Secret GardenAnn M. Martin - Babysitters ClubHarper Lee - To Kill a MockingbirdTayari Jones - An American MarriageJacqueline Woodson - Red at the BoneKiley Reid - Such a Fun AgeNicholas Sparks - The NotebookBernadine Evaristo - Girl, Woman, OtherEB White - Charlotte’s WebClare Chambers - Small PleasuresToni Morrison - The Bluest EyeGary Zukav - Seat of the SoulPaulo Coelho - The AlchemistRhonda Byrne - The SecretPaul Harrington - Secret to Teen PowerJen Sincero - You Are a BadassShahroo Izadi - Kindness MethodShahroo Izadi - Last DietElizabeth Gilbert - Eat Pray Lovebell hooks - All...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
17/08/2054m 50s

Lisa Taddeo - You're Booked

We're delighted to bring you this frank, revealing and fascinating interview with the author and journalist Lisa Taddeo. Lisa's book Three Women is a Sunday Times #1 bestseller, winner of the narrative non-fiction book of the year at the British Book Awards and one of the most frequently spotted titles on the bookshelves of You're Booked guests. We talked to her about the negative effects of fame, Lucia Berlin, the genius of Elena Ferrante and the cinematic legacy of Anthony Hopkins.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableLisa Taddeo - Three WomenElena Ferrante - Lost DaughterElena Ferrante - My Brilliant FriendElena Ferrante - Days of AbandonmentElena Ferrante - Troubling LoveJohn Grisham - Camino WindsStephen King - Rose MadderStephen King - MiseryStephen King - The StandStephen King - Hearts in AtlantisLucia Berlin - Manual For Cleaning WomenGrace Paley - Collected StoriesJoy Williams - Visiting PrivilegeWilliam Trevor - Collected StoriesNatalia Ginzburg - Dry HeartJames Salter - Sport and a PasttimeBarry Hannah - Long Last HappyNicholson Baker - House of HolesPierre Choderlos de Laclos - Liaisons dangereusesVladimir Nabokov - LolitaKay Thompson - Eloise in MoscowJM Barrie - Peter PanCandice Brathwaite - I am Not Your Baby MotherSally Rooney - Normal PeopleScott Stossel - My Age of AnxietyDavid Foster Wallace - The Depressed PersonWilliam Goldman - Princess BrideFrances Hodgson Burnett - Secret...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
20/07/2048m 45s

Pandora Sykes - You're Booked

This week we're riffling through the shelves of author, broadcaster, journalist and podcast superstar Pandora Sykes! Pandora is the co-host of the smash hit The High Low and her own chart-topping new podcast Doing It Right. Her first essay collection is the hotly anticipated How Do We Know We're Doing It Right. We talked to her about formative reading, High Low favourites and Jilly Cooper's nether regions.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiablePandora Sykes - How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?William Davies - Nervous StatesPaul Bloom - Against EmpathyWilliam Davies - Happiness IndustryGary Shteyngart - Super Sad True Love StoryRobert Swindells - Brother in the LandClare Chambers - Small PleasuresCandice Brathwaite - I am Not Your Baby MotherCandice Carty-Williams - QueenieZadie Smith - White TeethClaire Lombardo - Most Fun We Ever HadBritt Bennett - Vanishing HalfTayari Jones - Silver SparrowBritt Bennett - The MothersNell Zink - MislaidTayari Jones - An American MarriageMeg Wolitzer- The InterestingsKiley Reid - Such a Fun AgeNesrine Malik - We Need New StoriesJess Walter - Beautiful RuinsZadie Smith - NWMary Gaitskill - Lost CatMary Gaitskill - Bad BehaviourMary Gaitskill - VeronicaMary Gaitskill - Two Girls Fat & ThinDeborah Levy - Cost of LivingTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones & the SixCurtis Sittenfeld - See for privacy and opt-out information.
13/07/2048m 42s

Gavanndra Hodge - Shelf Isolation

This week we are Shelf Isolating with the journalist, columnist and author Gavanndra Hodge! Gavanndra has worked in newspapers and magazines for over twenty years at publications such as Tatler, Sunday Times, Independent and ES Magazine. Her memoir, The Consequences of Love, has received widespread critical acclaim. We talked to her about rereading, food in books, Lace and being led astray by the Chalet School books.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableGavanndra Hodge - Consequences of LoveVladimir Nabokov - Speak MemorySybille Bedford - JigsawElinor M. Brent-Dyer - Chalet SchoolJRR Tolkien - Lord of the RingsVirgil - AenidElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesRose Macaulay - Towers of TrebizondDiana Henry - How To Eat a PeachAnbara Salam - BelladonnaBarbara Trapido - Frankie and StankieBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackDeborah Levy - Swimming HomeAli Smith - How To Be BothCathy Rentzenbrink - Dear ReaderCathy Rentzenbrink - Last Act of LoveJustine Picardie - If the Spirit Moves YouJK Rowling - Harry PotterSophie Heawood - Hungover GamesUrsula Le Guin - The DispossessedDaniel Kehlmann - TyllShirley Conran - Lace  See for privacy and opt-out information.
24/06/2048m 49s

Sali Hughes - Shelf Isolation

We're still stuck at home and Shelf Isolating this week - but we have a fabulous guest to share all that isolation with: Sali Hughes! Sali is a podcast host, broadcaster, Guardian Weekend's resident beauty expert and the author of the books Pretty Honest, Pretty Iconic and Our Rainbow Queen. We talked to her about the great Nora Ephron, the joy of reading about parties, fraternal favourites and the best literary families. Head to Instagram and search for #BlackOutBestSellerList to find out more about the campaign.BOOKSAbi Daré - Girl With the Louding VoiceAngela Makholwa - Blessed GirlSali Hughes - Pretty HonestSali Hughes - Pretty IconicSali Hughes - Our Rainbow Queen Nora Ephron - HeartburnLaurie Colwin - Happy All the TimeAndrew Sean Greer - LessPhyllis Grant - Everything is Under ControlNora Ephron - Scribble ScribbleDelia Ephron - Hanging UpNoras Ephron - Wallflower at the OrgyJohn Irving - Hotel New HampshireLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenJeffrey Eugenides - Virgin SuicidesMario Puzo - The GodfatherGordon Burn - Somebody's Husband, Somebody's SonTruman Capote - In Cold BloodTara Westover - EducatedLeah Remini - TroublemakerBeau Donelly, Nick Toscano - Woman Who Fooled The WorldDarren Coffield - Tales From the Colony RoomGreg Sestero - Disaster ArtistAndre Leon Talley - Chiffon TrenchesTerri White - Coming UndoneCathy Rentzenbrink - Dear ReaderArmistead Maupin - Maybe the MoonArmistead Maupin - Night ListenerDeborah Davis - Party of the Century  See for privacy and opt-out information.
17/06/2033m 11s

Sarra Manning - Shelf Isolation

We couldn't be happier to be Shelf Isolating with this week's guest - author, journalist and all around book guru Sarra Manning! Sarra is one of our favourite people on the planet as well as a brilliant former guest who has impeccable book taste. We talked to her about foisting favourite books, rigorous rereading, investigating the aristocracy and there are many, many book recommendations.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - SisterhoodSarra Manning - Rescue MeAnne de Courcy - Debs at WarAnne de Courcy - Viceroy’s daughtersNicolas Coleridge - Glossy YearsPG Wodehouse - Indiscretions of ArchieBarbara Pym - Jane and PrudenceDorothy Whipple - They Were SistersElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesEM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial LadySusie Steiner - Missing PresumedJane Casey - The BurningLouise Cavendish - Our HousePenny Vincenzi - No AngelRC Sherriff - Fortnight in SeptemberAngela Thirkell - Before LunchVictoria Wood - ChunkyKiley Reid - Such a Fun AgeCathy Rentzenbrink - Dear ReaderSara Davidson - Loose ChangeLisa Taddeo - Three WomenCathleen Schine - GrammariansVirginia Andrews - Flowers in the AtticJane Oliver - Business as UsualNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesEva Ibbotson - Morning GiftEva Ibbotson - Secret CountessGeorgette Heyer - Regency BuckLM Montgomery - Blue CastleNoel Streatfeild - Vicarage FamilyArtemis Cooper - Elizabeth DavidHannah Tovey - See for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/2041m 17s

Clare Mackintosh - Shelf Isolation

It's another Shelf Isolation bonus episode this week, where we peruse the bookshelves of a favourite author from a safe distance. This week it's a ridiculously entertaining chat with the wonderful Clare Mackintosh. Clare is the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of ILet You Go, Let Me Lie and her latest After The End. We talked to her about providing a retirement home for books, her secret library, Just William and who, from books, she'd hate to be locked down with.PLEASE GIVE:Minnesota Freedom FundStop Hate UKRachel Cargell's Great UnlearnBOOKSLayla F Saad - Me & White SupremacyClare Mackintosh - I Let You GoClare Mackintosh - After The EndKate Elizabeth Russell - My Dark VanessaJodi Picoult - Small Great ThingsJodi Picoult - A Spark of LightJilly Cooper - ImogenEleanor H. Porter - PollyannaSusan Coolidge - What Katy DidGeorge & Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a NobodyRichmal Crompton - William Carries OnHV Morton - Traveller in RomeEdward Lear - Complete NonsenseKate Atkinson - Life After LifeNikesh Shukla (ed) - Good ImmigrantJasbinder Bilan - Asha & the Spirit BirdArthur Ransome - Swallows and AmazonsSally Rooney - Normal PeopleHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s DiarySue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleGeorge Orwell - Down and Out in Paris and LondonMark Haddon - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeJames Goodhand - Last LessonAA Dhand - Darkness RisingJohn Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men  See for privacy and opt-out information.
03/06/2043m 0s

Louise Doughty - Shelf Isolation

We are still somewhat locked down this week, but rather than binge watching old episodes of Keeping Up Appearances we are talking to out nearest and dearest about literary life in quarantine. This week it's the mega-selling author and critic Louise Doughty! Louise is the author of nine novels, with her most recent being Platform Seven. Her previous book, Black Water, was a New York Times Notable Book and Apple Tree Yard was adapted into a successful TV series starring Emily Watson. We talked to her about which character she'd like to be in lockdown with, Ursula Le Guin and holidaying vicariously via books.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableLouise Doughty - Platform SevenLouise Doughty - Whatever You LoveHillary Mantel - Mirror and the LightSandra Horley - Power And Control: Why Charming Men Can Make Dangerous LoversAlice Jolly - Dead Babies and Seaside TownsGavanndra Hodge - Consequences of LoveStephanie Scott - What’s Left of Me Is YoursPolly Samson - Theatre for DreamersUrsula Le Guin - Wizard of EarthseaUrsula Le Guin - Left Hand of DarknessCS Lewis - The Lion the Witch and the WardrobeCeleste Ng - Little Fires EverywhereToni Morrison - BelovedAlice Walker - The Colour PurpleRalph Ellison - Invisible ManChinua Achebe - Things Fall ApartChimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow SonLouise Doughty - Apple Tree YardLouise Doughty - Stone CradleAmanda Craig - The Golden RuleMichael Arditti - The AnointedPaul Mendez - Rainbow MilkGuinevere Glasfurd - The Year Without Summer  See for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/2026m 18s

Curtis Sittenfeld - You're Booked

We are beyond excited to bring you this week's very, very special guest. An individual whose work we adore and consume with gusto; the novelist, essayist and New York Times Bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld! Curtis is the author of six novels and a short story collection including including YB faves Prep, Eligible and American Wife. Her latest is the highly anticipated fictional look at Hilary Clinton: Rodham. We talked to her about First Ladies, short stories, writing like there's nobody watching and trying to make your kids like Laura Ingalls Wilder.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableCurtis Sittenfeld - RodhamCurtis Sittenfeld - The NomineeHilary Clinton - Living HistoryCurtis Sittenfeld - American WifeEmily Gould - Perfect TunesEmily Gould - And the Heart Says WhateverLily King - Writers & LoversLily King - EuphoriaSusan Choi - Trust ExerciseLaura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the Prairie Carol Ryrie Brink - Caddie WoodlawnGertrude Chandler Warner - Boxcar ChildrenEL Konigsburg - From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frank WeilerBecky Albertalli - Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaCurtis Sittenfeld - You Think It I’ll Say ItElizabeth Strout - Olive KitteridgeAlice Munro - Selected StoriesTessa Hadley - The PastSusanna Daniel - StiltsvilleSusanna Daniel - Sea CreaturesMarisa Meltzer - This is BigSue Miller - MonogamySally Rooney - Normal PeopleSally Rooney - Conversations With FriendsCurtis Sittenfeld - EligibleJane Austen - Pride and...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
18/05/2049m 38s

Lauren Bravo - Shelf Isolation

We are Shelf Isolating once again this week, where we talk to some of our favourite former guests, friends of the YB family and people we adore about how books and reading are helping them get through the lockdown. This week's guest falls into all three categories as we pay a return visit to journalist and author Lauren Bravo! Lauren is the author of How to Break Up with Fast Fashion and What Would the Spice Girls Do? We talked to her about her funniest ever reads, cookery books as fiction, the genius of Barbara Trapido and YA comfort reads.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableLauren Bravo - How To Break Up With Fast FashionLauren Bravo - What Would The Spice Girls DoKiley Reid - Such a Fun AgeJean Ure - Jo in the MiddleJaqueline Wilson - Girls in TearsJaqueline Wilson - Girls Out LateJaqueline Wilson - Story of Tracey BeakerJaqueline Wilson - Suitcase KidBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackMarian Keyes - Other Side of the StoryMarian Keyes - Last Chance SaloonBill Bryson - Notes From a Big CountryEM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial LadyGeorge and Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a NobodyLauren Bravo - Litmus Test BooksMary Wesley - An Imaginative ExperienceMary Wesley - Camomile LawnLaura Goodman - CarbsAnna Jones - A Modern Cook’s YearDavid Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One DayOttessa Moshfegh - Year of Rest and RelaxationMary Norton - BorrowersElizabeth Strout - Olive KitteridgeNina Stibbe - Man at the HelmNina Stibbe - Reasons to be CheerfulHilary McKay - <a href="" rel="noopener... 
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13/05/2035m 14s

Sara Pascoe - Shelf Isolation

As the current situation is keeping us away from people's bookshelves (and people in general) we're launching a You're Booked mini spin off called Shelf Isolation where we talk to (remotely) some of our beloved former guests, friends of the YB family and people we adore about how books and reading are helping them get through the lockdown. And we couldn't be happier with our first guest! It's the amazing stand-up, author, actor and all around inspiration Sara Pascoe. Sara is one of the most heralded comedians working today and the immensely talented author of the books Animal and Sex Power Money. We talked to her about reading habits during quarantine, big lies involving hamsters, unspeakable acts committed against libraries and the saddest book she has ever read.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableSara Pascoe - AnimalSara Pascoe - Sex Money PowerBernadine Evaristo - Girl Woman OtherAnbara Salam - BelladonnaHilary Mantel - The Mirror and the LightLynne Reid Banks - I HoudiniKathy Reichs - The Bone CollectionRobert Sapolsky - BehaveHarriet Beecher Stowe - Uncle Tom’s CabinJeanine Cummins - American DirtDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s LoverKate Elizabeth Russell - My Dark VanessaLisa Taddeo - Three WomenAlissa Nutting - TamperSally Rooney - Normal PeopleGraham Greene - End of the AffairAndrew Sean Greer - LessJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceDodie Smith - I Capture The CastleLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenHaruki Murakami - Norwegian WoodJackie Collins - The StudJD Salinger - Catcher in the RyeHanya Yanagihara - A Little...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/2043m 37s

Lissa Evans - You're Booked

As a special treat, here's our interview with the fabulous Lissa Evans, which we were planning to be the first episode in our sixth season, but that might have to wait for a while. But we didn't dare sit on this any longer as it's such a warm, wonderful, informative episode. Lissa is the author of many fantastic books including Old Baggage and Their Finest Hour and a Half. We talked to her about cosy reads, Father Ted, British movie scandals, funny books and her appearance in the Kenneth Williams diaries! For more information about Daisy's new newsletter Further Reading visit: Buchanan - The SisterhoodHolly Bourne - PretendingLissa Evans - Old BaggageLissa Evans - Their FinestLissa Evans - Wed WabbitJohn Costello - Love, Sex and WarNorman Longmate - How We Lived ThenRodney Ackland - The Celluloid MistressEmlyn Williams - GeorgeDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s LoverCéleste Albaret - Monsieur ProustJózef Czapski - Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison CampMary Bergstein - In Looking Back One Learns to SeeAlain De Botton’s - How Proust Can Change Your LifeMarcel Proust - Swann’s WayVictoria Wood - BarmyVictoria Wood - Up To You PorkyGeoffrey Willans - MolesworthJessica Mitford - American Way of DeathJessica Mitford - Hons and RebelsEvelyn Waugh - Loved OneJessica Mitford - Makings of a MuckrakerJohn Carey - Faber Book of ReportageElizabeth Taylor - The Devastating BoysDorothy Whipple - They Were SistersVarious - The Girl’s BudgetBarbara Nixon - See for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/2058m 27s

Isabel Allende - You're Booked

For the grand finale of our fifth season American adventure (and our 50th episode!), we find ourselves in... Bloomsbury. But we are there for a wonderful reason. To meet the legendary novelist, feminist, and philanthropist Isabel Allende! Isabel is the internationally renowned, bestselling author of works such as House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, Daughter of Fortune, and her latest breathtaking epic A Long Petal of the Sea. We talked to her about illicit reads, writing superstitions, dogs, poetry and Elvis. For more information about Daisy's new newsletter Further Reading visit: Buchanan - The SisterhoodIsabel Allende - Long Petal of the SeaPeter Christen Asbjørnsen - Fairytales From the Far NorthVarious - Arabian NightsTa-Nehisi Coates - The Water DancerLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenIsabel Allende - House of the SpiritsJohnston McCulley, - ZorroHenri Troyat -Tant Que La Terre Durera (While the Earth Endures)Cherie Currie - Neon AngelThe Isabel Allende FoundationIsabel Allende - PaulaJeanine Cummins - American DirtColum McCann - Let the Great World SpinColum McCann - ApeirogonPablo Neruda - MemoirsPablo Neruda - Selected PoemsIsabel Allende - RipperAnne Lamott - Bird By Bird  See for privacy and opt-out information.
09/03/2057m 39s

Ada Calhoun - You're Booked

This week we are heading to Brooklyn and the home of Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Ada Calhoun! Ada wrote the fantastic history of New York St Marks is Dead and the hugely popular memoir Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give. Her new book is the already bestselling Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis. We talked to her about New York writers, the New York Post, true crime, memoir, Dolly Parton and rediscovering classic YA. For more information about Daisy's new newsletter Further Reading visit: Buchanan - The SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableAda Calhoun - Wedding Toasts I’ll Never GiveAda Calhoun - Why We Can’t SleepDawn Powell - Wicked PavilionDawn Powell - Locusts Have No KingAda Calhoun - St Marks is DeadEilert Sundt - Sexual Customs in Rural NorwayLisa Sliwa - AttitudeSusannah Cahalan - Great PretenderSusannah Cahalan - Brain on FireKaren Abbott - Ghosts of Eden ParkLisa Carver - Dancing QueenDerek Jarman - ChromaN. Whittal-Perry - Treasury of Traditional WisdomGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchBarbara Wersba - Beautiful LosersBarbara Wersba - Fat A Love StoryFrancesca Lia Block - Weetzie BatMelissa Broder - The PiscesM Masters - Case of the Clever Computer CrooksPG Wodehouse - Psmith in the CityPG Wodehouse - Right Ho JeevesWilkie Collins - Woman in WhiteCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreJane Austen - EmmaMildred Gilman - Sob SisterNora Ephron - <a href="" rel="noopener... 
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02/03/2057m 58s

Jessica Knoll - You're Booked

This week we are back in LA, not far from The Getty, visiting the beautiful home of bestselling author Jessica Knoll! Jessica wrote the mega-hits The Luckiest Girl Alive (soon to be a film) and The Favourite Sister (soon to be a TV series). We talked to her about inspirational books, favourite book shops, scary reads and the the best book to read if you want to write a screenplay. For more information about Daisy's new newsletter Further Reading visit: Buchanan - The SisterhoodJessica Knoll - Luckiest Girl AliveJessica Knoll - Favourite SisterSteph Cha - Your House Will PayAnthony Horowitz - Magpie MysteriesCaroline Kepnes - YouOttessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and RelaxationOttessa Moshfegh - EileenShirley Jackson - Dark TalesLS Hilton - MaestraJay McInerney - Bright Lights Big CitySylvia Plath - Bell JarCheryl Strayed - WildAnthony Minghella - Minghella on MinghellaKamila Shamsie - Home FireDonna Tartt - Secret HistoryBret Easton Ellis - Rules of AttractionEsquire - History of BenningtonDonna Tartt - GoldfinchElaine Dundy - Dud AvocadoMatt Ruff - Bad MonkeysElizabeth Strout - Olive KitteridgeElizabeth Strout - Olive AgainRuth Franklin - Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted LifeSun Tzu - Art of WarAnais Nin - DiariesAnais Nin - Delta of VenusAnais Nin - Henry and JuneStephen King -See for privacy and opt-out information.
24/02/201h 2m

Daniel Gumbiner - You're Booked

This week we're visiting the beautiful Bay Area and popping into the home of Daniel Gumbiner! Daniel is the author of the National Book Award and California Book Award nominated novel The Boatbuilder and is the managing editor of The Believer magazine. We talked to him about Swallows and Amazons, nature, EB White and living in Las Vegas.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDaniel Gumbiner - The BoatbuilderArthur Clayton Smith - Natural History of the San Francisco Bay RegionR Tucker Abbot - Field Identification Seashells of North AmericaBarry Lopez - Of Wolves and MenDave Hickey - Air GuitarAmanda Fortini - Life After Near-Death In The Las Vegas ShootingAmanda Fortini - People of Las VegasArthur Ransom - Swallows and AmazonsSarah Harrison Smith - Fact Checkers BibleAlejandro Zambra - My DocumentsLeonard Gardner - Fat CityEB White - LettersThe Believer FestivalThe Believer - Border IssueBoots Riley - McSweeney'sJia Tolentino - Trick MirrorSam Quinones - Dream LandCyra McFadden - The SerialArmistead Maupin - Tales of the CityKen Kesey - Sometimes a Great NotionChris Kraus - I Love DickMarta Becket - To Dance on SandsDavid Morris - The Evil HoursSarah Broom - The Yellow HouseMeghan O’Gieblyn - Interior StatesOlja Savičević Ivančević - Adios CowboyRichard Maury - CimbaJohn Williams - See for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/2051m 1s

Shelby Lorman - You're Booked

We are in South Slope, Brooklyn this week to meet author and Instagram superstar Shelby Lorman! Shelby is the genius behind the Awards For Good Boys social media phenomenon, now a book of the same name. We talked to her about disappointing book endings (and letting the author know), marginalia, lending books you never see again and meeting (and befriending) your heroes.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodShelby Lorman - Awards For Good BoysElif Batuman - The IdiotLucia Berlin - Manual For Cleaning WomenWG Sebald - Rings of SaturnGiuliana Bruno - Atlas of EmotionElizabeth Bishop - PoemsBrian K. Vaughan - SagaClaudia Rankine - Don’t Let Me Be LonelyNell Zink - The WallcreeperNell Zink - MislaidLois Lowry - The GiverAlexander Chee - How To Write an Autobiographical NovelKim Stanley Robinson - Mars TrilogyLydia Davis - Collected StoriesAndrea Lawlor - Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal GirlClaudia Rankine - CitizenDavid Hockney - Dog DaysNK Jemisin - Inheritance TrilogyUrsula Le Guin - Left Hand of DarknessJames Agee - Death in the FamilyGarth Nix - AbhorsenLeigh Bardugo - Ninth HouseRebecca Traister - Good and MadBrittney Cooper - Eloquent RageMarilynne Robinson - HousekeepingMeg Wolitzer - Female PersuasionOyinkan Braithwaite - My Sister The Serial KillerElena Ferrante - Neapolitan NovelsAM Homes - May We Be ForgivenAnne Carson - See for privacy and opt-out information.
10/02/2057m 9s

Jessica Bennett - You're Booked

We're in Brooklyn this week for a visit with award-winning journalist, New York Times gender editor and author Jessica Bennett. Jessica's first book was the global phenomenon Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual For a Sexist Workplace and her most recent release is This Is 18: Girls’ Lives Through Girls’ Eyes. We talked to her about feminist icons, Sweet Valley High, internet slang, embarrassing diaries and marriage.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodJessica Bennett - Feminist Fight ClubJessica Bennett - This is 18Lisa Taddeo - Three WomenBart Houseman - You Don’t Need a Man To Fix ItBernard Gladstone - Home Repairs Without a ManKay B Ward - Feminine Fix It Auto HandbookVC Andrews - Flowers in the AtticAnonymous - Go Ask AliceRachel Simmons - Curse of the Good GirlMary Roach - BonkPamela Haag - Marriage ConfidentialLori Gottlieb - Marry HimElena Ferrante - Neapolitan NovelsGayl Jones - CorregidoraGretchen McCulloch - Because InternetFlorence Williams - BreastsEllen Sussman - Dirty WordsVarious - Girl Scout HandbookBoston Women's Health Book Collective - Our Bodies OurselvesHelen Gurley Brown - Having It AllE Jean Carroll - What Do We Need Men ForFrancine Pascal - Double LoveFrancine Pascal - Secrets  See for privacy and opt-out information.
03/02/2056m 34s

Amor Towles - You're Booked

Our American sojourn continues with a trip to Manhattan's Gramercy Park and a visit to the esteemed, million-selling author Amor Towles! Amor is the writer of the bestselling titles Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow which was a recommended read of both Bill Gates and Barack Obama as well as appearing on a multitude of best of the year lists. We talked to him about reading the canon, inhaling James Bond and the amount of time you're allowed before giving up on a book.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodAmor Towles - Gentleman in MoscowAmor Towles - Rules of CivilityEdith Wharton - Collected NovelsHarold Bloom - American CanonMarcel Proust - Remembrance of Things PastPaul Scott - Raj QuartetHerman Melville - Moby DickPhilip Roth - American PastoralPhilip Roth - Human StainRoss Macdonald - Collection Raymond Chandler - Big SleepFranklin W Dixon - Hardy BoysRay Bradbury - StoriesAgatha Christie - CollectionJohn Le Carre - Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyJohn Le Carre - Honourable SchoolboyGabriel Garcia Marquez - 100 Years of SolitudeFyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and PunishmentRhik Samadder - I Never Said I Loved YouThomas Mann - Magic MountainThomas Mann - BuddenbrooksNaguib Mahfouz - Cairo TrilogyNaguib Mahfouz - The QuarterHarry Matthews - The ConversionsJonathan Lethem - Motherless BrooklynJames Baldwin - Go Tell It To The MountainFlannery O’Connor - Complete StoriesSloan Wilson - Man in the Grey Flannel SuitDavid Goodis - See for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/2052m 38s

Gabrielle Moss - You're Booked

This week our American series continues with a visit to Brooklyn and stopping by the book and pop culture ephemera crammed apartment of Gabrielle Moss! Gabrielle is the author of the fabulous book Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction which is a must read for any You're Booked fans. We talked to her, obviously, about Sweet Valley High and Babysitter's Club, plus spooky reads, murderous memoirs, Peg Bundy and finding forgotten cheques in unexpected books.BOOKSGabrielle Moss - Paperback CrushSusy Smith - Prominent American GhostsLaura Nathanson - Trouble With WednesdaysRL Stine - Fear StreetRL Stine - GoosebumpsErica Jong - Fear of FlyingRobert Tralins - Clairvoyance in WomenLois Duncan - I Know What You Did Last SummerLois Duncan - RansomLois Duncan - Who Killed My DaughterCraig Marks - I Want My MTVJohn Taylor - In The Pleasure GrooveTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the SixDianne Lake - Member of the FamilySandra Shevey - Ladies of Pop and RockJudy Blume - Judy Blume DiaryEstelle Jelinek - Ladies Own EroticaXaviera Hollander - Xaviera Goes WildShere Hite - Sexual HonestyAnn M Martin - Babysitters ClubFrancine Pascal - All Night LongCaroline B Cooney - Nice Girl’s Don’tCaroline B Cooney - Face on the Milk CartonBill Cunningham - On The StreetJoan Didion - Slouching Towards BethlehemShirley Jackson - Haunting of Hill HouseShirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the CastleRuth Franklin - See for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/2057m 19s

Taylor Jenkins Reid - You're Booked

This week we are in West Hollywood, LA and the delightful confines of the great Book Soup bookstore to meet with Taylor Jenkins Reid! Taylor is the author of six books, the most recent being the smash hit Daisy Jones and the Six. We talked to her about rock memoirs, gift giving, influential reads and seeing your own book in the book shop.BOOKSTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the SixAllie Rowbottom - Jello GirlsRebecca Makkai - Great BelieversSally Rooney - Conversations With FriendsBessel van der Kolk - Body Keeps the ScoreByron Lane - A Star is BoredTom Shales, James Andrew Miller - Live From New YorkJames Andrew Miller - PowerhouseLegs McNeil, Gillian McCain - Please Kill MeMatt Zoller Seitz, Alan Sepinwall - Soprano SessionsEmily Nussbaum - I Like To WatchBlake Snyder - Save the CatAllen Rucker - Sopranos Family CookbookJann Wenner - Rolling Stones InterviewsMichael Walker - Laurel CanyonKeith Richards - LifeBruce Springsteen - Born to RunBrian Hiatt - Springsteen: Stories Behind the SongsKathy Iandoli - God Save the QueensRamin Setoodeh - Ladies Who PunchSally Field - In PiecesScotty Bowers - Full Service Taylor Jenkins Reid - 7 Husbands of Evelyn HugoVarious - Little People Big DreamsJudith Kerr - Tiger Who Came To TeaJudith Kerr - When Hitler Stole Pink RabbitSarah Jane Hinder - Yoga BearJK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneHelen Fielding -See for privacy and opt-out information.
13/01/2057m 4s

John Waters - You're Booked

We're very excited to announce that for season 5 of You're Booked we're jetting off to the USA for an entire series featuring our favourite American writers. And we're even more excited to start off in Baltimore at the home of the legendary author and auteur John Waters! John is the director of 18 films including the classics Pink Flamingos and Hairspray and the author of 10 books, the latest being Mr Know-It-All. We perused just a tiny section of his his vast 12,000 volume book collection and discussed shoplifting, porn parodies, and, scoop alert, John's first novel, which is currently being written.BOOKSJohn Waters - Mr Know-It-AllEvelyn Waugh - The Loved OneWitold Gombrowicz - DiariesJacqueline Susan - Valley of the DollsPauline Kael - I Lost It At The MoviesSiv Holm - I, a WomanNick Mays - Proper Care of Fancy RatsPhil Shaw - Extreme IroningAnonymous - Break Dance HunksDean Starkey - Mondo SexoJoseph Jenkins - Slate Roof BibleUgo Mulas - New York: The New Art SceneDian Hanson - Big Book of PussyDian Hanson - Big Book of BreastsZandha Rhodes - 50 Fabulous Year of FashionBrigid Berlin - PolaroidsTim Coghlan - Notre DamnedJean-Claude Lebensztejn - Pissing FiguresJulia Hall - Slaves of ChristoHubert Selby - Last Exit To BrooklynJohn Rechy - City of NightWilliam Burroughs - Naked LunchWilliam Burroughs Jr - SpeedSheila Weller - Carrie FisherAugusten Burroughs - Toil and TroubleJohn Waters - Role...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/2059m 33s

BONUS: The Sisterhood: The Christmas Chapter

As a Christmas treat, here's the Christmas chapter from The Sisterhood by Daisy Buchanan, published by Headline and now available as an audiobook from Audible. Imagine living between the pages of Pride And Prejudice, in the Bennett household. Now, imagine how the Bennett girls as they'd be in the 21st century - looking like the Kardashian sisters, but behaving like the Simpsons. This is the house Daisy Buchanan grew up in. The Sisterhood explores what it's like to live as a modern woman by examining some examples close to home - her adored and infuriating sisters. As Daisy states: "'My five sisters are the only women I would ever kill for. And they are the only women I have ever wanted to kill." And at Christmas, family traditions, and family tensions, are exposed. Get ready for fairy dresses, ghost stories, cosy planning and very bad, gift-related, behaviour.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
24/12/1915m 55s

Dolly Alderton, Ayisha Malik, Lissa Evans - You're Booked Christmas Special!

Merry Christmas! And welcome to the You're Booked Christmas extravaganza live from the fabulous Allbright Members Club in London's glamorous Mayfair. We are joined by two former (and one upcoming) You're Booked guests - High Low podcast legend and author of Everything I Know About Love Dolly Alderton, author of This Green and Pleasant Land and the Sofia Khan novels Ayisha Malik and author of Old Baggage and Their Finest Hour and a Half Lissa Evans. They discussed cosy Christmas reads, festive meals in favourite books and Rod Stewart's many turkeys.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDolly Alderton - Everything I Know About LoveAyisha Malik - This Green and Pleasant LandLissa Evans - Old BaggageLissa Evans - Wed WabbitLissa Evans - Their Finest Hour and a HalfKenneth Williams - DiariesLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenJK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanApsley Cherry-Garrard - Worst Journey in the WorldAnnie Proulx - Shipping NewsRod Stewart - AutobiographyAlison Uttley - A Country ChildNancy Parent - Disney's Storybook CollectionJean Webster - Daddy Long LegsWilliam Boyd - Any Human HeartSusan Cain - QuietJL Carr - A Month in the CountryJoyce Lankester Brisley - Milly Molly MandySarah Chauncey Woolsey - What Katy Did at SchoolHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s DiaryNina Stibbe - Almost Perfect ChristmasStephen King - 22/11/63Kathy Lette - How To Kill Your HusbandDavid Nicholls - One DayAJ Pearce -...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
16/12/1959m 13s

Diana Henry - You're Booked

It's North London once again this week for a very special visit with the legendary food writer Diana Henry! Diana is the Sunday Telegraph's award winning food writer and author of eight books about food, culture, travelling, recipes and more food! We talked to her about her 4000 strong cookbook collection, meals in books, bleak cottage reading and favourite menus.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDale Shaw - Painfully British HaikusDiana Henry - From the Oven to the TableDiana Henry - How to Eat a PeachClaudia Roden - Book of Middle Eastern FoodUrsula Sedgwick - My Fun To Cook BookPrue Leith - Entertaining With StyleLaura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the PrairieAlice Waters - Chez Panisse CookbookJane Grigson - Fruit BookMolly O’Neill - Well Seasoned AppetiteMary Berry - Hamlyn All Colour CookbookJulia Child - Mastering the Art of French CookingDiana Henry - Crazy Water Pickled LemonsDavid Sedaris - Santaland DiariesSybil Bedford - JigsawNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesNoel Streatfeild - Bell FamilyClarissa Hyman - TomatoSamin Nosrat (Ed) - Best American Food Writing 2019Alison Roman - Nothing FancyHans Christian Anderson - Complete Fairy talesS Beltyukov - Leo Tolstoy's Family Recipe BookLeo Tolstoy - Anna KareninaCatherine Cheremeteff Jones - Year of Russian FeastsSeamus Heaney - NorthAD Miller - SnowdropsHanya Yanagihara - A Little LifeRichard Yates - Revolutionary RoadRichard Ford - <a href="" rel="noopener... 
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04/11/1959m 13s

Nadia Shireen - You're Booked

This week we are in glorious North London to meet picture book illustrator and kids book powerhouse Nadia Shireen! Nadia is the creator of the Billy book series and blockbusters such as The Bumblebear and The Cow Who Fell To Earth. She is also an ex-Smash Hits staffer - which may be mentioned in the course of the episode. We also talked to her about reading guilt, sort of stalking Paul Auster and the Pet Shop Boys.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDale Shaw - Painfully British HaikusNadia Shireen - Billy and the DragonDaphne Du Maurier - RebeccaCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreHubert Selby Jr - Last Exit to BrooklynDonald Sturrock - Life of Roald DahlRoald Dahl - The WitchesBenji Davis - Bizzy BearMarta Altes - The King CatChris Haughton - Goodnight EveryoneEd Vere - How to be a LionSophy Henn - Where Bear?Oliver Jeffers - The Day the Crayons QuitJohn Klassen - I Want My Hat BackStephen Fry - The LiarStephen Fry - PaperweightVarious - Amassed HysteriaTom Hibbert - Who The HellSmash Hits - Best ofJay McInerney - Story of My LifePaul Auster - Moon PalacePaul Auster - New York TrilogyPaul Auster - Mr VertigoPaul Auster - Hand to MouthTayari Jones - An American MarriageJudy Blume - Letters to JudyJudy Blume - SuperfudgeJudy Blume - Tales of a Fourth Grade NothingJudy Blume - Are You There God It’s Me MargaretJudy Blume - Then Again Maybe I Won’tJudy Blume - Iggie’s HouseJudy Blume - Otherwise Known as Sheila The GreatJudy Blume - DeenieJudy Blume - Tiger EyesJudy Blume - ForeverHanif Kureishi - Buddha of SuburbiaSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian Mole  See for privacy and opt-out information.
28/10/1956m 59s

Flo Perry - You're Booked

We're back in North London this week to meet the author and illustrator Flo Perry! Flo is the creative force behind the book How To Have Feminist Sex which covers everything from faking it to consent, stress to kink, and how losing your virginity isn't so different to eating your first chocolate croissant. We talked to her about sharing a kindle with your mum (former YB guest Phillipa Perry), early formative reads, the power of graphic novels and birdwatching.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDale Shaw - Painfully British HaikusFlo Perry - How to Have Feminist SexCacilda Jethá and Christopher Ryan - Sex at DawnJulie Burchill - Sugar RushArmistead Maupin - Tales of the CityRobert Galbraith - Casual VacancyBen Aaronovitch - Rivers of LondonMy Sister The Serial Killer - Oyinkan BraithwaiteSally Rooney - Normal PeopleSally Rooney - Conversations With FriendsSara Pascoe - AnimalDrew Hayes - Super PoweredsRachel Kushner - The Mars RoomAlison Bechdel - Essential Dykes To Look Out ForPosy Simmonds - Tamara DrewArt Spiegelman - MausPhillipa Perry - Book You Wish Your Parents Had ReadJia Tolentino - Trick MirrorStuart Heritage - Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals Norman Arlott - Complete Guide to British WildlifeChris Packham - Fingers in the Sparkle JarBelinda Bauer - Snap Dave Eggers - The CircleRuby Tandoh - Eat UpFiona Beckett - Ultimate Student CookbookMiguel Barclay - £1 MealsRuby Tandoh - FlavourLindy West - ShrillHarper Lee - To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee - Go Set a WatchmanBernadine Evaristo - Mr LovermanBernadine Evaristo - Girl Woman OtherMagda Gerber - Your Self Confident BabyJonathan Franklin - 438 DaysBlaine Harden - See for privacy and opt-out information.
21/10/1949m 19s

Kate Williams - You're Booked (Live at Henley Lit Fest)

This week we're travelling to lovely, leafy Henley-on-Thames (home of the great Bell Bookshop) for a very special episode live from the Henley Lit Fest, specifically the grand confines of the Town Hall. This week's guest is the historian, novelist, TV presenter and Celebrity Mastermind champion Professor Kate Williams! Kate has written four novels and nine history books and, as you will hear, has many more in the pipeline. We talked to her about erotic deaths, reading addictions, time travel and light library fraud.This episode is brought to you by Curzon Cinemas new film Non-Fiction.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDale Shaw - Painfully British HaikusKate Williams - Rival QueensJudy Blume - ForeverJudy Blume - Are You There God, It’s Me MargaretSamuel Richardson - ClarissaSamuel Richardson - PamelaSarah Moss - Ghost WallCao Xueqin - Story of the StoneMurasaki Shikibu - Tale of GenjiMargaret Atwood - The TestamentsElif Shafak - 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange WorldLucy Ellmann - Ducks, NewburyportEliza Haywood - FantominaEve Garnett - Family From One End StreetDiana Wynne Jones - Chrestomanci Eleanor H. Porter - PollyannaAgatha Christie - Murder is EasyAgatha Christie - Caribbean MysteryCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreKate Williams - England's MistressKate Williams - Becoming QueenKate Williams - JosephineKate Williams - Young ElizabethKate Williams - Pleasures of MenKate Williams - Storms of War  See for privacy and opt-out information.
14/10/191h 0m

Nikita Gill - You're Booked

This week we're hotfooting it to Hampshire to visit the poet, storyteller, playwright and all-around inspiration Nikita Gill! Nikita is an acclaimed author with a slew of celebrity fans, hundreds of thousands of social media followers and devotees the world over. We talked to her about witches, conservation, goddesses, hedgehogs and, surprisingly, Jeffrey Archer.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodNikita Gill - Your Soul is a RiverNikita Gill - Wild EmbersNikita Gill - Fierce FairytalesNikita Gill - Great GoddessesAngela Carter - Fairy TalesAngela Carter - Bloody ChamberMadeline Miller - CirceStephen Fry - MythosStephen Fry - HeroesJoy Kenward - Joy of Mindful WritingArin Murphy-Hiscock - The House WitchArin Murphy-Hiscock - The Hedge WitchMargaret Atwood - PenelopiadMargaret Atwood - Blind AssassinJeanette Winterson - WeightJeffrey Archer - Collected StoriesJeffrey Archer - Red HerringsAlan Bennett - Untold StoriesMiranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than YouJhumpa Lahiri - Interpreter of MaladiesLissa Evans - Old BaggageElif Shafak - 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange WorldLucy Ellman - Ducks, NewburyportNikesh Shukla (Ed) - Good ImmigrantNikesh Shukla (Ed) - Good Immigrant USAPoorna Bell - In Search of SilenceBrian Bilston - Diary of a SomebodyVisnu Sarma - PanchatantraHomer - Odyssey Ovid - MetamorphosesAeschylus - Oresteia Apollodorus - Library of Greek MythologyNeil Philip - Illustrated Book of MythsMadeline Miller - Song of AchillesRobert Graves - Greek MythsPat Barker - Silence of the GirlsNatalie Haynes - A Thousand ShipsDevdutt Pattanaik - See for privacy and opt-out information.
07/10/1957m 28s

Jess Phillips - You're Booked

This week we are heading to beautiful Birmingham and visiting the home of politician, author and feminist superstar Jess Phillips! Jess is the MP for Birmingham Yardley, previously worked for Women's Aid and continues to campaign for equality and recognition on a vast array of issues. She's also the author of two books: Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth and Truth to Power: 7 Ways to Call Time on B.S. We talked to Jess about her adoration of Sue Townsend, misleading English lessons and the problems connected to buying books in the middle of the night.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodJess Phillips - EverywomanJess Phillips - Truth to PowerDouglas Coupland - All Families Are PsychoticLeo Tolstoy - War and PeaceMargaret Atwood - The TestamentsMargaret Atwood - The Handmaid’s TaleAldous Huxley - Brave New WorldSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleSue Townsend - The Queen and IGeorge Orwell - 1984Roald Dahl - The TwitsRoald Dahl - Danny the Champion of the WorldRoald Dahl - The Giraffe and the Pelly and MeRoald Dahl - BoyRoald Dahl - George’s Marvellous MedicineRoald Dahl - MatildaRoald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryPhilip Pullman - Amber SpyglassL. Frank Baum - The Wizard of OzPL Travers - Mary PoppinsJudy Blume - ForeverJudy Blume - Starring Sally J Freedman As HerselfSalman Rushdie - Satanic VersesMadonna - SexDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s LoverThomas Hardy - Tess of the d'UrbervillesAda Calhoun - Wedding Toasts I’ll Never GiveCaitlin Moran - How To Be a WomanJohn Le Carre - Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyJohn Le Carre - Constant GardenerSally Rooney - Normal PeopleCaitlin Moran - How To Be FamousAnna Hope - ExpectationMarian Keyes - Sushi For Beginners  See for privacy and opt-out information.
01/10/1958m 9s

Richard Ayoade - You're Booked

This week we are ensconced in the lush, historic offices of Faber and Faber (featuring framed, insulting TS Eliot memos) to talk to the comedian, director and author Richard Ayoade! Richard is globally recognised due to his roles in iconic shows such as The IT Crowd and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, he's directed two films (Submarine and The Double) and published three books, all on the theme of film - with his latest being a deep dive into one particular rom-com entitled Ayoade on Top. We talked to him about rom-coms and their deeper resonance on life, good plane reading, PG Wodehouse and the emotional impact of Happy Eaters.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodRichard Ayoade - Ayoade on TopHerman Melville - Moby DickFyodor Dostoyevsky - Brothers KaramazovJohn Steinbeck - Red PonyJohn Steinbeck - The PearlJohn Steinbeck -Grapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck -East of EdenJohn Steinbeck - Of Mice and MenLeo Tolstoy - War and PeaceWilliam Leith - Hunger YearsJoe Dunthorne - SubmarineFyodor Dostoyevsky - The DoubleFyodor Dostoyevsky - Poor FolkCurtis Sittenfeld - American WifePG Wodehouse - UkridgePG Wodehouse - The Jeeves OmnibusPG Wodehouse - The World of BlandingsJD Salinger - Catcher in the RyeCharles Webb - The GraduateJohn Updike - Rabbit RunEmily Bronte - Wuthering HeightsSylvia Plath - The Bell JarIris Murdoch - Under the NetTS Eliot - The Waste LandWallace Shawn - Night ThoughtsWallace Shawn - EssaysJoseph Conrad - Nostromo  See for privacy and opt-out information.
23/09/191h 2m

Jenny Eclair - You're Booked

This week we're travelling to South-East London and the lovely, award-winning home of writer, stand-up and podcast host Jenny Eclair! As well as being a legendary comedian and familiar face on our TV screens thanks to shows like Grumpy Old Women and Loose Women, Jenny is the author of many books including the novels Moving, Having a Lovely Time and, her latest, Inheritance. We talked to her about the joy of audiobooks, writing habits, sub-par city guides and comedy versus writing.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodJenny Eclair - InheritanceDavid Nicholls - Sweet SorrowAnna Hope - ExpectationTaffy Brodesser-Akner - Fleishman is in TroubleJohn Niven - Straight White MaleTayari Jones - An American MarriageClare Mackintosh - After The EndKat Gordon - An Unsuitable WomanCressida Connolly - After The PartyLynne Reid Banks - The L Shaped RoomNancy Mitford - The Pursuit of LoveJane Gardam - Old FilthJenny Eclair - The Book of Bad BehaviourErin Kelly - Stone MothersErin Kelly - He Said She SaidJonathan Coe - What a Carve UpJonathan Coe - Middle EnglandAyisha Malik - This Green and Pleasant LandAlan Hollinghurst - The Line of BeautyAnna Burns - MilkmanTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the SixAndrea Lawlor - Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal GirlRaymond Chandler - Farewell My LovelyJenny Eclair - MovingSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleNina Stibbe - Love NinaJamie Oliver - 5 IngredientsYotam Ottolenghi - SimpleBarbara Kingsover - The LacunaBruno Vincent - Five Go ParentingJill Dawson - The Language of BirdsJill Dawson - Fred and EdieAlice Munro - Selected StoriesPhoebe Eclair-Powell - National Theatre ConnectionsJenny Eclair - Grumpy Old CouplesShappi Khorsandi - Nina is Not OKJennifer Egan - See for privacy and opt-out information.
16/09/1955m 1s

Tracy Chevalier - You're Booked

We're back in leafy North London to visit the lovely (if slightly damaged - as she explains) home of author Tracy Chevalier! Tracy is the enormously successful novelist behind such books as The Lady and the Unicorn, Burning Bright and, most famously, the mega-hit Girl with a Pearl Earring. We talked to Tracy about her latest book A Single Thread plus hardcore book organisation, emulating Margaret Atwood, gifts from fans and book resolutions.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodTracy Chevalier - A Single ThreadTracy Chevalier - Girl With a Pearl EarringLeo Tolstoy - War and PeaceJean-Paul Didierlaurent - The Reader on the 6.27Susan Sontag - On PhotographyColson Whitehead - The Nickel BoysColson Whitehead - The Underground RailroadTana French - Wych ElmSophie Mackintosh - The Water CureJulian Barnes - Flaubert’s ParrotJL Carr - A Month in the CountryJan Morris - VeniceJudith Mackrell - Unfinished PalazzoDonna Tartt - The GoldfinchMargaret Drabble - The Needle’s EyeAnne Tyler - Tin Can TreeMary Wollstonecraft- Original StoriesTracy Chevalier - Burning BrightLaura Ingalls Wilder - Farmer BoyDylan Thomas - Poems of…Tracy Chevalier - The Lady and the UnicornTracy Chevalier - At the Edge of the OrchardTracy Chevalier - The Last RunawayHelen Ellis - Southern Lady CodeMargaret Atwood - The TestamentsMargaret Atwood - Alias GraceMargaret Atwood - The Handmaid’s TaleElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicEM Forster - Howards EndJane Harris - The ObservationsJane Harris - Gillespie and ILorrie Moore - A Gate at the StairsLorrie Moore - BarkLorrie Moore - Self HelpLisa Taddeo - Three WomenTaffy Brodesser-Akner - Fleishman Is in TroubleSarah Waters - See for privacy and opt-out information.
09/09/1954m 46s

David Nicholls - You're Booked

We're kicking off season 4 in style by visiting the beautiful North London home of the magnificent David Nicholls! As we are sure you are aware, David is massively bestselling internationally renowned author of novels such as One Day, Us and most recently Sweet Sorrow as well adapting work such as Edward St Aubyn's Patrick Melrose and Great Expectations for the screen. We spoke to David about being an understudy, Dickens, adaptation and Billy Wilder.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDavid Nicholls - One DayDavid Nicholls - Starter For TenDavid Nicholls - The UnderstudyDavid Nicholls - UsDavid Nicholls - Sweet SorrowJean De Brunhoff - Colourful World of BabarDaniel Rosenthal - National Theatre StoryTobias Wolff - Stories ofEdward St Aubyn - Never MindRoald Dahl - Danny the Champion of the WorldFord Maddox Ford - The Good SoldierPatrick Hamilton - Hangover SquareMuriel Spark - Girls of Slender MeansMuriel Spark - Prime of Miss Jean BrodieMuriel Spark - The Driver’s SeatCharles Dickens - Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens - David CopperfieldCharles Dickens - Oliver TwistCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseCharles Dickens - Our Mutual FriendLucia Berlin - Evening in ParadiseLucia Berlin - Manual For Cleaning WomenNell Zink - The WallcreeperNell Zink - MislaidKen Kesey - One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s NestJohn Cheever - StoriesF. Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the NightF. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great GatsbyThomas Hardy - Tess of the d'UbervillesPhillip Larkin - A Girl in WinterPhillip Larkin - JillMilan Kundera - Book of Laughter and ForgettingMilan Kundera - Unbearable Lightness of BeingMilan Kundera - Life is ElsewhereAlan Hollinghurst - Line of BeautyEM Forster - Howards EndHelen Garner - The Spare RoomHelen...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
02/09/191h 4m

30. Dorothy Koomson

This week we're back in Brighton to meet the sensational Dorothy Koomson! Dorothy is the author of 15 books including the best-selling and award-winning My Best Friend's Girl, The Ice Cream Girls and The Brighton Mermaid. Her latest is Tell Me Your Secret, described as "totally addictive, can't put down, rollercoaster ride of a story". We talked to Dorothy about the power of Jackie Collins, the importance of editing and the influence of Judge Dredd. BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDorothy Koomson - Tell Me Your SecretMargaret Atwood - Handmaid’s TaleAraminta Hall - Our Kind of CrueltyMichelle Obama - BecomingDorothy Koomson - The FriendJackie Collins - ThrillJackie Collins - The Power TripJackie Collins - VendettaDorothy Koomson - Marshmallows for BreakfastDonna Hay - Modern ClassicsLisa Faulkner - Recipes from My Mother to my DaughterDorothy Koomson - Woman He Loved BeforeElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicDorothy Koomson - That Girl From NowhereDorothy Koomson - Goodnight BeautifulJudy Blume - Are You There God It’s Me MargaretJudy Blume - ForeverDorothy Koomson - The Ice Cream GirlsPenguin Poems for LoveSophie Kinsella - Shopaholic to the StarsSophie Kinsella - Can You Keep a SecretGiovanna Fletcher - Dream a Little DreamGiovanna Fletcher - You’re the One That I WantSophie Kinsella - Shopaholic and BabyJulie Cohen - Dear ThingGillian Flynn - Gone GirlLinda Green - And Then It HappenedLinda Green - The MummyfestoSareeta Domingo - The Nearness of YouLouise Doughty - Apple Tree YardPaula Hawkins - Girl on the TrainStieg Larsson - Girl With the Dragon TattooHilary Mantel - Wolf HallHilary Mantel -...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
24/06/1956m 37s

29. Ayisha Malik

We're off to South London this week to meet and chat to the fabulous Ayisha Malik! Ayisha worked in publishing before the publication of her first smash hit novel Sofia Khan is Not Obliged, described as 'the Muslim Bridget Jones'. She then produced a sequel The Other Half of Happiness and her new book, This Green and Pleasant Land has just been released to great acclaim. We talked to her about Rochester versus Darcy, religion in writing, childhood faves and terrible author behaviour.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodAyisha Malik - Sofia Khan is Not Obliged Ayisha Malik - This Green and Pleasant LandL. Frank Baum - The Wizard of OzLewis Carroll - Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandAngela Carter - Fairy TalesJane Austen - PersuasionJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen - EmmaCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreNancy Mitford - Love in a Cold ClimateNancy Mitford - The Pursuit of LoveNancy Mitford - Don’t Tell AlfredMuriel Spark - Prime of Miss Jean BrodieMuriel Spark - Momento MoriMuriel Spark - Loitering With IntentHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s DiaryHelen Fielding - The Edge of ReasonMonica Ali - Brick LaneNorton Anthology of LiteratureGraham Greene - End of the AffairGraham Greene - A Burnt Out CaseAnita Brookner - Hotel Du LacAlex Khan - Bollywood WivesRegina Porter - The TravellersNigella Lawson - Nigella KitchenGiorgio Locatelli - Made in SicilyBrian Chikwava - Harare NorthFatima Bhutto - Songs of Blood and SwordKate Fox - Watching the EnglishJK Rowling - Casual VacancyLiane Moriarty - Big Little LiesRichard Yates - Collected StoriesRichard Yates - Revolutionary RoadRaymond Carver - What We Talk About When We Talk About LoveGrace Paley - Collected StoriesRichard Flanagan - Narrow Road to the Deep NorthAdam Johnson - See for privacy and opt-out information.
17/06/1957m 41s

28. Elif Shafak

We're back in leafy London this week and visiting the beautiful home (including glorious bookshelves with a library ladder that made us green with envy) of Elif Shafak. Elif is a celebrated and award-winning novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey. She has published seventeen books, eleven of which are novels, including the bestselling The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love, and Three Daughters of Eve. Her latest book is the critically acclaimed 10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in this Strange World. Elif is also an activist advocating for women's rights, LGBT rights and freedom of speech. We talked to her about baklava, politics, Death Metal and stationery obsessions. BOOKS (CLICK ON TITLES FOR MORE)Daisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodElif Shafak - 10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in this Strange World Elif Shafak - Three Daughters of EveMarco Pierre White - The Devil in the KitchenSamin Nosrat - Salt Fat Acid HeatJason Goodwin - Yashim Cooks IstanbulCharles Dickens - A Tale of Two CitiesVirginia Woolf - OrlandoRowan Coleman - We Are All Made of StarsElena Ferrante - My Brilliant FriendThomas Page McBee - AmateurElif Shafak - HonourDonna Tartt - The Secret HistoryEsquire - Oral History of BenningtonBret Easton Ellis - Rules of AttractionDavid Sedaris - CalypsoLaura Esquivel - Like Water For ChocolateRumi - Selected PoemsHilary Mantel - Wolf HallMatthew Sperling - AstroturfOttessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and RelaxationSarah Krasnostein - The Trauma CleanerWill Eaves - MurmurCervantes - Don QuixoteMarian Keyes - The Break  See for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/1959m 51s

27. Helen Lederer

This week we’re travelling to leafy South London and visiting the glorious home of comedy legend Helen Lederer. Helen is probably best known as a trailblazing stand-up comedian and actress, appearing in such iconic shows as Absolutely Fabulous, Bottom, Girls on Top and Naked Video. But she is also a celebrated novelist and humour writer with her book Losing It nominated for the P. G. Wodehouse Comedy Literary prize. She also founded her own comedy prize CWIP - Comedy Women in Print. We talked to Helen about breasts in 1970s literature, the Four Marys, embarrassing teenage diaries and the power of funny women.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodNina Stibbe - Reasons To Be CheerfulNina Stibbe - Love NinaHelen Lederer - Losing ItMuriel Spark - The Driver’s SeatMuriel Spark - The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieEM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial LadyLeslie Thomas - Tropic of RuislipHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s DiarySusan Jeffers - Feel the Fear and Do It AnywayCharlotte Mendelson - When We Were BadMelissa Broder - The PiscesAnnabelle Gurwitch - I See You Made an EffortNoel Streatfeild - The Circus is ComingArianna Huffington - ThriveLaurie Graham - Life According to LubkaLaurie Graham - Mr StarlightLaurie Graham - Gone With The WindsorsEckhart Tolle - The Power of NowLydia Davis - Can’t and Won’tHelen Lederer - CopingJane Asher - Easy EntertainingEnid Blyton - Malory Towers In the FifthLaurence Olivier - Confessions of an ActorHelen Lederer - Single MindingDC Thomson - The Best of JackieSofie Hagan - Happy Fat  See for privacy and opt-out information.
03/06/1951m 49s

26. Juno Dawson

We're down in sunny Brighton (or Hove, actually) to meet the award-winning, bestselling author, screenwriter, journalist and activist Juno Dawson! Juno is the author of 17 books including the YA works Clean and Meat Market, the non-fiction This Book is Gay and her first book aimed at adults The Gender Games. We talked to her about horror, meeting your heroes, education and the importance of Tales of the City.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodE. A. Jones - Hermits and Anchorites in EnglandJuno Dawson - The Gender GamesJuno Dawson - This Book is GayJuno Dawson - Meat MarketJuno Dawson - Cruel SummerJuno Dawson - Margot & MeJuno Dawson - Mind Your HeadVC Andrews - Flowers in the AtticTabitha Suzuma - ForbiddenMalorie Blackman - Noughts & CrossesMalorie Blackman - Pig Heart BoyMargaret Atwood - Handmaid’s TaleEmily Bronte - Wuthering HeightsKate Mosse - I Am HeathcliffGillian Flynn - Gone GirlRoald Dahl - The WitchesRoald Dahl - George’s Marvellous MedicineRoald Dahl - MatildaStephen King - Pet SemataryLJ Smith - Forbidden GameLJ Smith - The Vampire DiariesAngela Carter - Bloody ChamberAngela Carter - Nights at the CircusAngela Carter - New EveArmistead Maupin - Tales of the CityAngela Carter - Wise ChildrenErin Kelly - He Said She SaidSimon James Green - Noah Can’t EvenTom Ellen & Lucy Ivison - LobstersArmistead Maupin - BabycakesArmistead Maupin - More Tales of the CityArmistead Maupin - Significant OthersArmistead Maupin - Further Tales of the CityArmistead Maupin - Sure of YouArmistead Maupin - Michael Tolliver LivesArmistead Maupin - Mary Ann in AutumnArmistead Maupin - Days of Anna MadrigalJudith Kerr - A Small Person Far...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/1959m 56s

25. Holly Bourne

We're back in London town this week and in the home of the phenomenal Holly Bourne! Holly is the celebrated, award-winning YA author of such books as It Only Happens in the Movies and Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? Her debut adult novel was the critically acclaimed How Do You Like Me Now? We talked to Holly about getting books signed, colour co-ordination, meeting Metallica and troubling literary crushes.BOOKS:Daisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodSonder & Tell (Edit) - Comfort ZonesHolly Bourne - How Do You Like Me Know?Harper Lee - To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee - Go Set a WatchmanIrvin D Yalom - Love’s ExecutionerJD Salinger - Catcher in the RyeWill Storr - Science of StorytellingStephen King - On WritingGillian Flynn - Gone GirlElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicElizabeth Gilbert - Eat Pray LoveJudy Blume - ForeverJudy Blume - Are You There God It’s Me MargaretJudy Blume - Summer SistersElizabeth Gilbert - CommittedGermaine Greer - Female EunuchMolly Keane - Good BehaviourMaggie Nelson - The ArgonautsLeila Slimani - AdeleLeila Slimani - LullabyLouise Rennison - Complete Georgia NicolsonLouise Bagshawe - Career GirlsHolly Bourne - It Only Happens in the MoviesDavid Nicholls - One DayJojo Moyes - Me Before YouIan McEwan - AtonementThomas Hardy - Far From The Madding CrowdMarian Keyes - This Charming ManLouise Rennison - Knocked Out by my Nunga-Nungas Louise Rennison - And That's When It Fell Off in My Hand Gabrielle Moss - Paperback CrushKate Cann - Hard CashKate Cann - FootlooseKate Cann - In The Deep EndSharon Creech - Walk Two...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/1955m 20s

24. Julie Cohen

Today we travel to, appropriately enough, Reading to visit with the award-winning, multi-million-selling author Julie Cohen! Born in Maine (and yes, Stephen King looms large in her life) Julie cut her teeth writing Mills & Boon romances before constructing her critically acclaimed novels Dear Thing, Together and Louis and Louise. We discussed Irving, Vonnegut, New England, libraries, learning your craft, teaching and the troubles she faced with her book Together.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodAnna Hope - ExpectationJulie Cohen - TogetherJulie Cohen - Louis & LouiseStephen Wade - Conan Doyle & the Crimes ClubArthur Conan Doyle - Original Illustrated Sherlock HolmesRichard Adams - Watership DownArthur Conan Doyle - Complete Sherlock HolmesJudy Blume - ForeverVC Andrews - Flowers in the AtticWilliam March - The Bad SeedPhillip Roth - The BreastWilliam Peter Blatty. - The ExorcistStephen King - ElevationJulian Barnes - Arthur & GeorgeJohn Irving - Cider House RulesJohn Irving - A Prayer For Owen MeanyJody Picoult - A Spark of LightKurt Vonnegut - Cat’s CradleJulie Cohen - One Night StandJulie Cohen - Being a Bad GirlWilliam Goldman - Princess BrideJulie Cohen - Featured AttractionJulie Cohen - DeliciousJulie Cohen - Driving Him WildJulie Cohen - All Work and No PlayBarbara Sleigh - CarbonelJulie Cohen - Spirit Willing, Flesh WeakJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceThomas Hardy - Far From The Madding CrowdLouis Sachar - HolesEmily Bronte - Wuthering HeightsClare Mackintosh - I Let You GoAnn Rule - Stranger Beside MeHallie Rubenhold - The FiveHallie Rubenhold - Covent Garden LadiesRic Menck - Notorious Byrd BrothersRick Riordan - Percy...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/1958m 9s

23. Erin Kelly

This week we're visiting Erin Kelly, the critically acclaimed author adored by hundreds of thousands of readers – she’s been topping bestseller lists since the publication of her debut, The Poison Tree. Her latest novel, Stone Mothers, is an addictive story about love, lies and secrets. Erin is a reading addict and a true scholar of fiction. We talked about writing ambitions, failures that lead to success and being mentored by Ruth Rendell from beyond the grave.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodElaine Dundy - The Injured PartyErin Kelly - The Poison TreeErin Kelly - Stone MothersKerry Hudson - ThirstRuth Rendell - Make Death Love MeRuth Rendell - A Fatal InversionDonna Tartt - Secret HistoryEvelyn Waugh - Brideshead RevisitedDaphne Du Maurier - RebeccaCS Lewis - Chronicles of NarniaJeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy KidJacqueline Wilson - Tracy BeakerJacqueline Wilson - The Suitcase KidPaula Danziger - Cat Ate My GymsuitLois Duncan - Stranger With My FaceLois Duncan - I Know What You Did Last SummerStephen King - CarrieVirginia Andrews - Flowers in the AtticVirginia Andrews - Garden of ShadowsJD Salinger - Catcher in the RyeNorton Anthology of English LiteratureShelley Harris - VigilanteCarol Ann Duffy - Collected PoemsErin Kelly - He Said She SaidErin Kelly - The Burning AirGillian Flynn - Gone GirlSJ Watson - Before I Go To SleepPaula Hawkins - Girl On The TrainAndrea Newman - Bouquet of Barbed WireAndrea Newman - A Sense of GuiltAndrea Newman -Three Into Two Won’t GoAndrea Newman - A Share of the WorldDaisy Johnson - FenEley Williams - AttribHelen Simpson - CockfostersAnna Hope - ExpectationAnna Hope - The BallroomSally Rooney - See for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/1959m 25s

22. Sarah Maria Griffin

This week we're travelling to Dublin to meet the wonderful author, poet, journalist and podcaster Sarah Maria Griffin. Sarah's first book, Not Lost was an essay collection concerning a year spent in San Francisco. She then authored the critically acclaimed novels Spare and Found Parts and Other Words for Smoke. We talked to her about pilgrimages, the importance of helping others, video games and the amazing array of Irish women writers currently working.BOOK (CLICK ON TITLES FOR MORE)Daisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodSarah Maria Griffin - Not LostSarah Maria Griffin - Found and Spare PartsSarah Maria Griffin - Other Words For SmokeAoife Dooley - How to Deal with Poxes Shanny Jean Maney - I Love ScienceAnthony Bourdain - Hungry GhostsAnthony Bourdain - Kitchen ConfidentialMFK Fisher - Consider the OysterErin Morgenstern - The Night CircusMaeve Higgins - Maeve in AmericaEmilie Pine - Notes to SelfSinead Gleeson - ConstellationsDeirdre Sullivan - Tangleweed and BrineMoira Fowley-Doyle - The Accident SeasonJune Caldwell - Little Town MooneLouise O’Neill - The Surface BreaksEimear McBride - A Girl Is a Half-formed ThingSara Baume - A Line Made by WalkingCaroline O’Donoghue - Promising Young WomenDorothy Macardle - The UninvitedTana French - In The WoodsLorrie Moore - Who Will Run The Frog HospitalBelinda McKeon - TenderBelinda McKeon - SolaceDave Rudden - 12 Angels WeepingSarah Davis Goff - Last Ones Left AliveDouglas Coupland - Life After GodDouglas Coupland - Bit RotDouglas Coupland - Generation XGlen David Gold - Carter Beats the DevilDouglas Coupland - MicroserfsJilly Cooper - RidersC. Spike Trotman - Smut PeddlerLuke Pearson - HildaNuala O’Connor - Becoming Belle Maggie Nelson - BluetsSarah Manguso - 300...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
29/04/191h 3m

21. Barbara Trapido

We are beyond excited and honoured to bring you this conversation with one of our all-time favourite authors Barbara Trapido! Barbara is the author of seven novels including Brother of the More Famous Jack, The Travelling Hornplayer and Frankie and Stankie. All are beautifully written, gloriously funny and incredibly moving. Barbara is a true marvel and we were thrilled to travel to her home in Oxford to talk about sex, feet, work habits and future projects.BOOKS (CLICK TITLES FOR MORE)Daisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackBarbara Trapido - Noah’s ArkBarbara Trapido - JugglingBarbara Trapido - The Travelling HornplayerBarbara Trapido - Sex and StravinskyBarbara Trapido - Frankie and StankieJane Gardam - Queen of the TambourineJane Gardam - BilgewaterJane Gardam - A Long Way From VeronaJane Gardam - Crusoe's DaughterJane Gardam - Old FilthMary Wesley - Not That Sort of GirlJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceLorna Hill - A Dream of Sadlers Wells Noel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesEmily Bronte - Wuthering HeightsKeith Gessen - A Terrible CountryIris Murdoch - Under The NetHeinrich Hoffmann - Der Struwwelpeter Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in WonderlandMark Twain - Huckleberry FinnCicely Mary Barker - Flower FairiesBeatrix Potter - Complete TalesLuis Coloma - Perez The MouseHenry James - Portrait of a LadyVirginia Woolf - To the LighthouseLucy Mair - WitchcraftMary Douglas - Leviticus as LiteratureFG Bailey - Gifts and PoisonsYasmin Khan - Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian KitchenTessa Hadley - The PastDeborah Moggach - These Foolish Things Elaine Dundy - The Dud AvocadoNina Stibbe - Reasons To Be CheerfulJRR Tolkien - The HobbitPeter May - China ThrillersJames Joyce - See for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/191h 3m

BONUS: Deborah Moggach Live at the London Book Fair

For our first ever live episode, from the London Book Fair, we are delighted to present the author and screenwriter Deborah Moggach. Deborah wrote the bestsellers The Ex-Wives, Tulip Fever (made into a film of the same name), These Foolish Things (made into the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Heartbreak Hotel. She also adapted classics such as Pride and Prejudice and Love in a Cold Climate for the screen. Deborah discussed her mum's sex manual appearance, writers that make her sick and loving Just William.BOOKS (CLICK ON THE TITLES FOR MORE)Daisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDeborah Moggach - The CarerDeborah Moggach - Tulip FeverDeborah Moggach - These Foolish ThingsTessa Hadley - Late in the DayE Griffith - Modern Marriage and Birth ControlBeatrix Potter - Tale of the Flopsy BunniesBeatrix Potter - Tale of Tom KittenJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceNancy Mitford - Love in a Cold ClimateNancy Mitford - The Pursuit of LoveAnne Frank - Diary of a Young GirlEve Babitz - Black SwansTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and The SixRichmal Crompton - Just WilliamArnold Bennett - The Old Wives TaleAnne Tyler - The Accidental TouristArnold Bennett - Riceyman StepsDeborah Moggach - The Ex WivesSaul Bellow - HerzogDeborah Moggach - Changing BabiesJG Farrell - The Siege of KrishnapurGeorge Eliot - Middlemarch  See for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/1941m 44s

20. Sinéad Gleeson

It's our first INTERNATIONAL edition as we travel to Dublin to talk to author, journalist, poet and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson. Sinéad is a powerhouse who has written essays and poems for a huge range of publications, edited various anthologies and hosted the Book Show on RTÉ Radio One. Her acclaimed new essay collection Constellations deals with the body in its various incarnations. We talked to Sinéad about poetry, horror, frogs and inappropriate literary crushes.BOOKS (CLICK TITLES FOR MORE)Paige Toon - If You Can Go AnywhereDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodSinéad Gleeson - ConstellationsNiven Govinden - This Brutal HouseNiven Govinden - Black Bread White BeerAgatha Christie - Murder of Roger AckroydAgatha Christie - Murder on the LinksAgatha Christie - Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?Alfred Hitchcock - Bar the DoorsAlfred Hitchcock - Ghostly GalleryVarious - Irish Tales of TerrorEmily Bronte - Wuthering HeightsJudy Blume - ForeverEdna O’Brien - Country GirlsVarious - The Long Gaze BackNora Hoult - Cocktail BarDaphne Du Maurier - Don’t Look NowDaphne Du Maurier - House on the StrandDaphne Du Maurier - The BirdsJane Bowles - Two Serious LadiesEvie Wyld - After the Fire a Still Small VoiceEvie Wyld - All the Birds SingingKate Chopin - The AwakeningCharlotte Perkins Gilman - The Yellow WallpaperDaphne Du Maurier - RebeccaToni Morrison - BelovedNella Larsen - PassingZora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching GodZadie Smith - Feel FreeLorrie Moore - Who Will Run the Frog HospitalRobert Seethaler - A Whole LifePatrick deWitt - The Sisters BrothersNina Stibbe - Reasons To Be CheerfulEdna O’Brien - ParadiseSally Rooney - Mr SalaryDjuna Barnes - NightwoodSamuel Beckett - Dante and the LobsterJon Day - See for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/191h 1m

19. Christina Patterson

This week we're in a converted school in London to meet with author, journalist and broadcaster Christina Patterson. Christina's memoir The Art of Not Falling Apart is a remarkable and moving look at our emotional relationship with work and expectation. As both a book lover and a book reviewer, Christina might hold the record for You're Booked guest with the largest library. We talked to her about sex, death, poetry and Enid Blyton.BOOKS (CLICK ON THE TITLES FOR MORE)Daisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodChristina Patterson - The Art of Not Falling ApartNick Hornby - How To Be GoodEnid Blyton - Malory TowersDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s LoverJilly Cooper - ImogenBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchLaurence Sterne - Tristram ShandyLeo Tolstoy - War and PeaceJames Joyce - Finnegans WakeLeo Tolstoy - Anna KareninaElizabeth Strout - Anything is PossibleElizabeth Strout - My Name is Lucy BartonElizabeth Strout - Olive KitteridgeMiriam Toews - All My Puny SorrowsJonathan Coe - Middle EnglandJonathan Coe - The House of SleepJonathan Coe - What a Carve UpIris Murdoch - Sacred & Profane Love MachineIris Murdoch - The Sea The SeaPatricia Volk - The Art of Being a WomanAL Kennedy - The Little SnakeDoris Lessing - The Golden NotebookDoris Lessing - Martha QuestJohn Burnside - A Summer of DrowningJohn Burnside - The Mercy BoysJohn Burnside - The Locust RoomJohn Burnside - Burning ElvisCandace Bushnell - Sex and the CityCandace Bushnell - 1 Fifth AvenueMary Dearborn - See for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/191h 2m

18. Angela Clarke

This week we're jetting off to sun-kissed St Albans to meet crime writer, journalist, former fashionista, broadcaster, playwright, screenwriter and campaigner Angela Clarke. Angela attracted a gaggle of devoted fans with her Social Media Murder series of books. Her highly-anticipated new thriller On My Life has just been released. We talked to her about loving Marple, being haunted by Chandler, the filth in John Donne and getting gooey over Irvine Welsh.BOOKS (CLICK TITLES FOR MORE)Joseph Mitchell - McSorley’s Wonderful SaloonDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodAngela Clarke - On My LifeAngela Clarke - Follow MeAngela Clarke - Watch MeAngela Clarke - Trust MeRoald Dahl - Cruelty/Madness/LustSteve Cavanagh - TwistedAlan Partridge - NomadArtemis Cooper - Elizabeth Jane Howard: Dangerous InnocenceClaire McGowan - Dead GroundClaire McGowan - Savage HungerClaire McGowan - Silent DeadDorothy L Sayers - Lord Peter Wimsey StoriesDorothy L Sayers - Strong PoisonEnid Blyton - Malory TowersLouisa M Alcott - Little WomenAgatha Christie - 4.50 From PaddingtonAgatha Christie - Sleeping MurderAgatha Christie - CurtainNikita Gill - Fierce FairytalesJohn Donne - Selected PoemsErnest Hemingway - For Whom The Bell TollsGeorge Orwell - 1984Bret Easton Ellis - American PsychoJudy Blume - ForeverJilly Cooper - RidersShirley Conran - LaceSusan Meredith - Usborne Facts of Life, Growing UpIrvine Welsh - TrainspottingNaomi Wood - Mrs HemingwayCarl E. Rollyson - Martha Gellhorn: Beautiful ExileManolo Blahnik - Fleeting Gestures and ObsessionsStephan P Clarke - The Lord Peter Wimsey CompanionLuke Jennings - Codename VillanelleLauren Bravo - What Would the Spice Girls DoJohn Curran - Agatha Christie’s Complete Secret NotebooksAgatha Christie - See for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/1956m 40s

BONUS: Daisy Buchanan on Literary Sisters and The Sisterhood

Daisy has a new book out! The Sisterhood: A Love Letter to the Women Who Have Shaped Me is out right now. As Daisy states: 'My five sisters are the only women I would ever kill for. And they are the only women I have ever wanted to kill.' It’s a tender, feisty memoir that explores family relationships, female friendship and the intimacy and clashes that occur between women, viewed through the lens of her own relationship with her five younger sisters, as they move from girlhood to adulthood. In this special bonus episode, Daisy talks about her inspiration for writing the book and also reveals her favourite books that feature sisters.Get your copy here from themargatebookshop.comDAISY'S FAVOURITE BOOKS ABOUT SISTERS:Nancy Mitford - The Pursuit of Love Noel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesCeleste Ng - Little Fires EverywhereJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceCurtis Sittenfeld - SisterlandJessica Knoll - The Favourite SisterMarian Keyes - WatermelonNina Stibbe - Man at the HelmSophie Mackintosh - The Water CureLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenBeverly Cleary - Beezus and RamonaNaomi Jackson - The Star Side of Bird Hill  See for privacy and opt-out information.
07/03/197m 45s

17. Philippa Perry

This week we're heading to North London to meet the author, broadcaster, journalist and psychotherapist Philippa Perry. As we met in Philippa's kitchen, it seemed only fair that she baked us a delicious vegetable pie as a treat. In between furtive strokes of Kevin the cat, we talked about falling out of love with Jane Austen, holiday reading, family dramas and wrangling with a Kindle.BOOKS (Click on the titles for more)Daisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodPhilippa Perry - The Book You Wish Your Parents Had ReadJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesJane Austen - PersuasionJane Austen - Mansfield ParkKerry Hudson - LowbornKerry Hudson - Tony Hogan Bought Ae an Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My MaKerry Hudson - ThirstBernardine Evaristo - Mr LovermanDamian Barr - You Will Be Safe HereDamian Barr - Maggie and MeRobert Galbraith - Lethal WhiteXiaolu Guo - A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For LoversRachel Edwards - DarlingMin Jin Lee - Free Food for MillionairesEric Morecambe - Mr LonelyJonathan Safran Foer - Everything is IlluminatedWill Self - UmbrellaDeborah Orr - MotherwellPhilippa Perry - Couch FictionHarvey Pekar - American SplendorMarilynne Robinson - LilaMarilynne Robinson - GileadMarilynne Robinson - HousekeepingAnne Tyler - Spool of Blue ThreadArmistead Maupin - Tales of the CityArmistead Maupin - Further Tales of the CityMark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Viv Groskop - How To Own the RoomDavid F. Lancy - The Anthropology of ChildhoodCarmel Schrire - Past and Present in Hunter Gatherer StudiesDave Eggers - The CircleJane Harper - The DryEM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial Lady  See for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/1950m 30s

16. Hannah Beckerman

This week’s guest is the author, critic and journalist Hannah Beckerman, whose new novel If Only I Could Tell You has dazzled and captivated readers. Hannah is a professional book addict. She’s a critic for the Observer, the FT and the Sunday Express, as well as regularly contributing to Sara Cox’s BBC Radio 2 show. She’s a frequent judge, panel host and festival guest, and she’s spent time with Phillip Roth and Jackie Collins. BOOKS (Click on titles for more)Daisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodHannah Beckerman - If Only I Could Tell YouBill Clegg - Did You Ever Have a Family?Ayelet Gundar-Goshen - LiarAyelet Gundar-Goshen - Waking LionsEnid Blyton - Secret SevenEnid Blyton - Famous FiveEnid Blyton - St Clare'sEnid Blyton - Malory TowersAnne Digby - TrebizonEnid Blyton - Naughtiest Girl in the SchoolJudy Blume - ForeverJudy Blume - DeenieNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesJackie Collins - ThrillJackie Collins - The Santangelos Jonathan Coe - Middle EnglandAyisha Malik - This Green and Pleasant LandNoel Streatfeild - Apple BoughStephen Moss - DynastiesVarious - Explanatorium of NatureRuth Symons - Story of Life: EvolutionGabrielle Balkan & Sam Brewster - Book of BonesAllie Esiri & Zanna Goldhawk - A Poem for Every Day of the YearFiona Waters & Frann Preston-Gannon - I Am the Seed That Grew the TreeRebecca Reid - Perfect LiarsIsabel Sanchez Vegara - Little People Big Dreams: Agatha ChristieIsabel Sanchez Vegara - Little People Big Dreams: Audrey HepburnJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceAlfred Lord Tennyson - Select PoemsAndrew Thomson & Heidi Postlewait...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
25/02/1956m 4s

15. Sarah Knight

In an episode with a slight difference, we meet the multi-million-book bestselling, Marie Kondo of feelings, Sarah Knight. Sarah is the celebrated author of The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F**k, and changed her life by moving to the Dominican Republic. Sadly we could not afford to go to the Dominican Republic so we caught up with Sarah at Foyles bookshop in London, during her UK tour for her brilliant new book Calm The F**k Down. Sarah discusses discovering talent, her love of Doritos eating and the one (ONE!) physical book that she owns.BOOKS (CLICK ON THE TITLES FOR MORE INFO)Daisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodSarah Knight - The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**kSarah Knight - Calm the F**k DownSarah Knight - Get Your Sh*t TogetherSarah Knight - You Do YouJessica Knoll - Luckiest Girl AliveGillian Flynn - Gone GirlGillian Flynn - Sharp ObjectsGillian Flynn - Dark PlacesMorag Joss - Half Broken ThingsJohn Irving - A Prayer for Owen MeanyPD Eastman - Go Dog GoJohn Berendt - Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilJonathan Harr - A Civil ActionCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceErik Larson - Devil in the White CityEmma Morgan - A Love Story for Bewildered GirlsJane Austen - Sense and SensibilityLouisa May Alcott - Little Women  See for privacy and opt-out information.
18/02/1949m 37s

14. Sophie Kinsella

This week we’re in Central London – home of some of the greatest shops in the world and our guest, the multimillion selling superstar novelist Sophie Kinsella. Sophie is the author of 30 books, including novels, children’s books and her hit Shopaholic series, and she’s as prolific a reader as she is a writer. We talked about PG Wodehouse, Jilly Cooper, sex, jokes, bums and why she ended up buying four copies of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch…BOOKS (CLICK FOR MORE)Sophie Kinsella - Secret Dreamworld of a ShopaholicSophie Kinsella - I Owe You OneNorman Hunter - The Dribblesome TeapotsDorothy Edwards - My Naughty Little SisterBeverly Cleary - RamonaNick Hornby - High FidelityPG Wodehouse - The Code of the WoostersPG Wodehouse - BlandingsSophie Kinsella - Undomesticated GoddessJilly Cooper - RivalsJilly Cooper - ImogenJilly Cooper - HarrietJilly Cooper - RidersShirley Conran - LaceSophie Kinsella - Can You Keep a SecretDonna Tartt - The GoldfinchJG Links - Venice For PleasureLeila Slimani - AdeleGeorge & Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a NobodyEM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial LadyKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationPhillip Pullman - Northern LightsMichael Grant - GoneEF Benson - Mapp and LuciaJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceJoan Didion - Slouching Towards BethlehemSarra Manning - Rise and Fall of Becky SharpLilly Singh - How To Be a BawseDave Eggers - The CircleSophie Kinsella - Finding AudreyNoel Streatfeild - A Vicarage FamilyNoel...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
11/02/1955m 54s

13. Lauren Bravo

We're venturing deep into East London this week to peruse the library of journalist and author Lauren Bravo. Lauren recently released What Would The Spice Girls Do? a joyous and energetic celebration of girlhood, friendship and pop culture. A wide ranging discussion covered the use of wee in James Joyce, Colin Firth in your pencil case, upsetting Ali Smith and an extraordinarily accurate Psammead impression.BOOKS (CLICK FOR MORE)Daisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodLauren Bravo - What Would The Spice Girls Do?Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen - Oh My God What a Complete AislingNora Ephron - Wallflower at the OrgyGabrielle Fernie - LushTara Westover - EducatedJames Joyce - UlyssesThomas Hardy - Tess of the d’UrbervillesNancy Mitford - The Pursuit of LoveEF Benson - Mapp and LuciaBarbara Pym - Excellent WomenJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceJudy Blume - ForeverJudy Blume - Starring Sally J Freedman as HerselfJudy Blume - DeenieViv Albertine - To Throw Away UnopenedNoel Streatfeild - Party FrockNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesNoel Streatfeild - The Bell FamilyHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s DiaryHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones Edge of ReasonHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones's BabyHelen Fielding - Olivia Joules and the Overactive ImaginationRuby Ferguson - Jill’s Pony TrekJane Shaw - Susan at SchoolJane Shaw - Susan Rushes InJane Shaw - Susan’s Helping HandLucy Mangan - BookwormEnid Blyton - Malory TowersAnne Digby - First Term at TrebizonAna Sampson - She is FierceSee for privacy and opt-out information.
04/02/1956m 22s

12. Charlie Connelly

This week we're travelling to sunny Deal on the Kent coast to peruse the shelving of author, travel writer, sports scribe and broadcaster Charlie Connelly. Charlie has written books on a baffling array of subjects including Elvis, walking, weather and World War I. He is perhaps best known for his glorious book about the Shipping Forecast, Attention All Shipping and he has just released a wonderful book about the magic of radio listening, Last Train To Hilversum. We talked to Charlie about cricket, gothic plagiarists, fighting Ben Fogle and loving Margaret Rutherford.BOOKS (CLICK ON THE TITLES FOR MORE)Daisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodCharlie Connelly - Last Train to HilversumCharlie Connelly - Attention All ShippingDavid Seabrook - All The Devils Are HereJames Joyce - UlyssesJohn Betjeman - The Best of BetjemanNick Hornby - Fever PitchJan Morris - Fifty Years of Europe: An AlbumJan Morris - ConundrumJan Morris - In My Mind’s Eye: A Thought DiaryJan Morris - The Matter of Wales Bill Naughton - The Goalkeeper’s RevengeGordon Boshell - Captain CobwebbGordon Bushell - Captain Cobwebb’s CowboysRonnie Barker - Book of Bathing BeautiesRonnie Barker - Book of Boudoir BeautiesLeonard De Vries - ‘Orrible MurderMelatu Uche Okorie - This Hostel LifeMargaret Rutherford - How Pleasant To Know Mr LearMargaret Rutherford - AutobiographyMaggie Stredder - The Girl With the GlassesAlan Stafford - Wilson, Keppel and Betty: Too Naked For The NazisEmer McLysaght and Sarah Breen - Oh My God What a Complete AislingVarious - 65 Great Tales of the SupernaturalCharles Maturin - Melmoth the WandererSarah Perry - MelmothSee for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/1954m 0s

11. Poorna Bell

This week, we head to South London to chat to the award winning journalist and author Poorna Bell. Poorna wrote about her story in her acclaimed 2017 memoir, Chase The Rainbow: One Man’s Journey With Mental Health, And The Woman Who Loved Him. She’s quick, clever, extremely funny, a must-follow on Instagram and has a sideboard worthy of envy. And as an added bonus for our beloved You're Booked listeners, you can pre-order Daisy Buchanan's new book The Sisterhood from The Margate Bookshop and get 20% off when you use the code BOOKED at checkout.BOOKS (CLICK ON THE TITLES TO FIND OUT MORE)Daisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodPoorna Bell - Chase the RainbowPoorna Bell - In Search of SilenceAmrita Narayanan - The Parrots of DesireVarious - The Rig VedaHaruki Murakami - Men Without WomenHaruki Murakami - Sputnik SweetheartMichael Ende - The Neverending StoryRosie Blake - The Hygge HolidayTerry Pratchett - The Colour of MagicDean Windass - DeanoHaruki Murakami - The Wind Up Bird ChronicleAT Schofield - What a Boy Should KnowTony Jewell - Reptiles & Amphibians of New ZealandMark Leigh & Mike Lepine -Pets With Tourette'sMikhail Bulgakov - The Master and MargaritaSarah J Maas - A Court of Thorns and RosesDavid Sedaris - When You Are Engulfed in FlamesCat Marnell - How To Murder Your LifePaul Theroux - Fresh-air FiendJoan Didion - The Year of Magical Thinking  See for privacy and opt-out information.
21/01/1957m 19s

10. Caroline O'Donoghue

We're venturing to glamorous South East London this week to peruse the shelves of author, columnist and podcaster Caroline O'Donoghue. Described as 'timely and vibrant', Caroline's acclaimed debut novel PromisingYoung Women was released in 2018. She writes a weekly column for The Irish Times and fronts two great podcasts: School for Dumb Women and Sentimental Garbage, focusing on chick-lit. We talked to her about writing sex scenes, tarot, fear and the delights of Louise Mensch.BOOKS (CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE)Caroline O'Donoghue - Promising Young WomenDelia Ephron - Hanging UpNora Ephron - Scribble ScribbleDaphne Du Maurier - RebeccaDaphne Du Maurier - Jamaica InnDaphne Du Maurier - My Cousin RachelBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackVC Andrews - Flowers in the AtticVC Andrews - Petals on the WindVC Andrews - My Sweet AudrinaErica Jong - How To Save Your Own LifePatricia Lockwood - PriestdaddyLouise Bagshawe -Career GameAnita Brookner - Hotel Du LacMuriel Spark - The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieEmer McLysaght and Sarah Breen - Oh My God, What a Complete AislingPriscilla Presley - Elvis and MeChristopher Dell - The Occult, Witchcraft and MagicStacy Schiff - The Witches: Salem, 1692John Updike - The Witches of EastwickAlice Hoffman - Practical MagicJessa Crispin - The Creative TarotMichelle Tea - Modern TarotDiana Mosley - The Pursuit of LaughterThe Mitfords - Letters Between Six SistersGermaine Greer - The Boy  See for privacy and opt-out information.
07/01/1950m 18s

9. Andy Miller

This week we travel to the sunny Kent coast to meet writer, reader, podcaster and Brookner fanatic Andy Miller. Andy is the author of The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life and the co-host of the fantastic and highly informative Backlisted podcast. We were allowed VIP access to his exclusive reading shed where we discussed life-changing books, Dan Brown, Peanuts versus Proust and, of course, Anita Brookner.BOOKSAndy Miller - The Year of Reading DangerouslyAndy Miller - Tilting at WindmillsAndy Miller- The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation SocietyHilary Mantel - Beyond BlackPhilip Roth - EverymanLuke Rhinehart - The Dice ManMikhail Bulgakov - Master and MargaritaEM Forster - Howards EndGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchCharles Bukowski - Post OfficeHerman Melville - Moby DickIris Murdoch - The Sea The SeaJohn Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of DuncesPatrick Hamilton - 20,000 Streets Under the SkyLeo Tolstoy - Anna KareninaGabriel Garcia Marquez - 100 Years of SolitudeCath Carroll - Never Break the ChainSimon Reynolds - Rip It Up and Start AgainColin MacInnes - Absolute BeginnersGraham Greene - Brighton RockAnita Brookner - A Start in LifeDan Brown - Da Vinci CodeLee Child - Killing FloorGabrielle Moss - Paperback CrushCraig Brown - Ma'am DarlingAnita Brookner - Look At MeJean Rhys - Tigers Are Better LookingJean Rhys - Wide Sargasso SeaSylvia Townsend Warner - The Corner That Held ThemNora Lofts - The Town HouseMarcel Proust - In Search of Lost TimeCharles M Schulz - Complete PeanutsEdward St Aubyn - Patrick Melrose NovelsAnthony Powell - Dance To The Music of TimeHilary Spurling - Invitation To The DanceTove Jansson - Moominvalley in NovemberSee for privacy and opt-out information.
31/12/181h 0m

8. Nina Stibbe

For our very, very special Christmas extravaganza we visit the Cornwall home of the brilliant Nina Stibbe. Nina is the celebrated author of the beloved memoir Love Nina, plus the novels Paradise Lodge and Man at the Helm. Her collection of festive stories An Almost Perfect Christmas is an ideal gift at any time of year. We talked about funny books, Harry Potter, suspect driving instructors and, of course, Adrian Mole.BOOKS (Click on the titles to find out more)Nina Stibbe - Love NinaNina Stibbe - Man at the HelmNina Stibbe - Paradise LodgeNina Stibbe - An Almost Perfect ChristmasNina Stibbe - Reasons To Be CheerfulMargaret Drabble - The MillstoneEdna O'Brien - The Country GirlsTina Brown - The Vanity Fair DiariesLissa Evans - Old BaggageJK Rowling - Harry Potter Complete CollectionSue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4David Sedaris - CalypsoDavid Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One DayDavid Sedaris - Let's Explore Diabetes With OwlsPatrick Gale - Take Nothing With YouAndy Stanton - You're a Bad Man Mr GumJeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy KidRoger Hargreaves - Mr MenLucy Mangan - BookwormJulia Donaldson - Room on the BroomGarth Jennings - The Wildest CowboyLucia Berlin - A Manual For Cleaning WomenGeorge & Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a NobodyPaul Ewen - Francis Plug - How To Be a Public AuthorCaitlin Moran - How To Build a GirlJackie Collins - The World is Full of Married MenColleen McCullough - The Thorn BirdsAndrew Sean Greer - LessDM Thomas - The White HotelEdward St Aubyn - The Patrick Melrose NovelsAnthony Powell - Dance To The Music of TimeMaria Semple - Where'd You Go Bernadette?Katherine Heiny - Standard DeviationElizabeth McKenzie - The Portable VeblenGail Honeyman - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine  See for privacy and opt-out information.
24/12/1848m 39s

7. Elizabeth Day

We're heading, once more, to leafy, lovely North London to meet the author, journalist and podcast supremo Elizabeth Day. Elizabeth is the author of four novels and will soon release her first memoir, based on her massively successful podcast How To Fail. While snooping around her (small but perfectly formed) flat, we discussed being nosey, literary heroines, EM Forster related tattoos and learning the facts of life from The Thorn Birds.BOOKS (Click on the links for more)Elizabeth Day - The PartyElizabeth Day - How To FailElizabeth Jane Howard - The Cazalet ChronicleElizabeth Jane Howard - The Sea ChangeElizabeth Jane Howard - After JuliusElizabeth Jane Howard - The Long ViewElizabeth Day - Scissors, Paper, StoneJudy Blume - ForeverJudy Blume - DeenieElizabeth Day - Home FiresVirginia Woolf - Mrs DallowayTC Boyle - The TerranautsNeel Mukherjee - The Lives of OthersAlasdair Gray - LanarkMuriel Spark - Momento MoriMuriel Spark - The Girls of Slender MeansAldous Huxley - Beyond the Mexique BayAldous Huxley - Two or Three GracesTara Westover - EducatedSimon Reid-Henry - Fidel & CheSally Field - In PiecesSophie Mackintosh - The Water CureLily Allen - My Thoughts ExactlyJames O'Brien - How To Be RightDamian Dibben - TomorrowLeila Slimani - AdeleColleen McCullough - The Thorn BirdsBarbara Taylor Bradford - A Woman of SubstanceJohn Banville - The SeaBarbara Kingsolver - Unsheltered  See for privacy and opt-out information.
17/12/1848m 15s

6. Nikesh Shukla

This week we're in a top secret London interrogation room location with Nikesh Shukla, the author, broadcaster and essayist. His third novel, The One Who Wrote Destiny was published to great acclaim this Spring. Nikesh is also the creator and editor of the bestselling essay collection The Good Immigrant. We talked to him about childhood reads, early inspirations and literary annoyances (n.b. if you're Jonathan Franzen you might not want to listen to this one).BOOKSNikesh Shukla - The One Who Wrote DestinyNikesh Shukla (ed) - The Good ImmigrantNikesh Shukla - Run RiotNikesh Shukla - Meat SpaceFyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and PunishmentSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4Aidan McFarlane, Ann McPherson - The Diary of a Teenage Health FreakGary Paulsen - HatchetHanif Kureishi - The Buddha of SuburbiaCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseJonathan Franzen - FreedomHoward Jacobson - The Finkler QuestionHoward Jacobson - Zoo TimeJames Ellroy - Dudley Smith TrioAL Kennedy - The Little SnakeHarper Lee - Go Set a WatchmanHarper Lee - To Kill a MockingbirdHari Kunzru - White TearsKieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie - The Wicked + The Divine  See for privacy and opt-out information.
10/12/1842m 8s

5. Lucy Vine

This week, we're off to Cambridge, home of some of the greatest scientific minds - and pens - known to human existence. from Charles Darwin to Douglas Adams and this week's guest, romantic comedy writer and zombie lit lover Lucy Vine. Lucy comes from a family of writers, and she tells us about an early run in with Roald Dahl, her surprisingly scatological filing system and her belief that no-one is too grand for Dan Brown. We were also joined by a puppy posse - listen out for Ivy, Teddy and Sonny.BOOKSLucy Vine - What Fresh Hell?Lucy Vine - Hot MessRoald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryDeborah Frances-White - The Guilty FeministSarah Silverman - The BedwetterAA Milne - Winnie The PoohJohn Wyndham - The Day of the TriffidsJon Ronson - So You've Been Publicly ShamedHG Wells - The Time MachineGabrielle Fernie - LushEmer McLysaght and Sarah Breen - Oh My God What a Complete AislingHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones's DiaryDolly Alderton - Everything I Know About LoveLouise O'Neill - The Surface BreaksSophie Kinsella - The Secret Dreamworld of a ShopaholicNora Ephron - HeartburnSarah Hodgson - Modern Dog ParentingPiers Morgan - Don't You Know Who I Am?Simon Amstell - HelpDaisy Johnson - Everything UnderCat Marnell - How To Murder Your LifeDavid Nicholls - One DayLionel Shriver - We Need To Talk About KevinSylvia Waugh - The MennymsRobert C O'Brien - The Silver CrownRichard Adams - Watership DownCecelia Ahern - RoarDan Brown - The Da Vinci CodeCaitlin Moran - How To Build a GirlLena Dunham - Not That Kind of Girl  See for privacy and opt-out information.
03/12/1838m 14s

4. Robyn Wilder and Stuart Heritage

For episode 4 we're heading to Ashford - the home of the Eurostar, Vic Reeves, Bob Holness and the journalistic power couple Stuart Heritage and Robyn Wilder. Stuart is the author of the brilliantly funny memoir Don't Be a Dick Pete, Robyn writes a weekly parenting column for The Pool and they both host the excellent Naughty Step podcast. We huddled around their kitchen table to discuss comedy cookbooks, Misty comics and upsetting Paul Hollywood.BOOKSStuart Heritage - Don't Be a Dick PeteVarious - Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian RailwayJK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneBelle de Jour - Intimate Adventures of a London Call GirlBelle de Jour - Playing the GameBen Myers - The Book of FuckCoolio - Cookin' With CoolioTove Jansson - Moomins CookbookPaul Hollywood - BreadSarah Gomes Harris - Sarah and DuckLucy M Boston - Children of Green KnoweCS Lewis - Complete Chronicles of NarniaLucy Mangan - BookwormJudith Kerr - Tiger Who Came To TeaVC Andrews - Flowers in the AtticJudy Blume - Then Again Maybe I Won'tChristina Patterson - The Art of Not Falling ApartGraham Greene - Brighton RockGeorge Orwell - 1984Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and PunishmentSimone Cave - Coping With TwoVarious - Babies: Mumsnet GuideHarvey MD Karp - Happiest Baby on the BlockMichael Rosen - You're Thinking About DoughnutsJ Maarten Troost - Sex Lives of CannibalsEL James - 50 Shades TrilogyMarian Keyes - The BreakPhilip Pullman - Belle SauvageGeorge RR Martin - Song of Ice and FireNoah Hawley - Before The FallDolly Alderton - Everything I Know About Love  See for privacy and opt-out information.
26/11/1833m 6s

3. Sarra Manning

It's Muswell Hill for Ep 3, not far from the desks of Alan Bennett, Zadie Smith, and today’s guest Sarra Manning. Sarra is a bestselling, prolific novelist, literary editor of Red, alumni of several top teen mags and one of the most prolific readers around. She told us she got rid of 800 books before our visit, just so we could move freely around her flat. But there were tons of treasure left including a precious collection of rare Noel Streatfeilds, a copy of proto bonkbuster Lace, a gorgeous collection of vintage Chalet Schools with an origin story that will make you weep, and tales about books she’s bought, borrowed and stolen.BOOKSSarra Manning - UnstickySarra Manning - You Don't Have To Say You Love MeSarra Manning - Rise and Fall of Becky SharpThackeray - Vanity FairFrancesca Lia Block - Weetzie BatCharles Creed - Maid to MeasureGinette Spanier - It Isn't All MinkAnne Scott-James - In The MinkEdna Woolman Chase - Always in VogueErnestine Carter - With Tongue in ChicSylvia Plath - Bell JarJD Salinger - Franny and ZooeyJD Salinger - Raise High the Roof Beam CarpentersWilliam Burroughs - Cities of the Red NightJilly Cooper - HarrietSilwyn Williams - Give Me Back My PridePam Lyons - He Was BadJudy Blume - ForeverJudy Blume - Starring Sally J Freedman as HerselfEM Brent Dyer - Gay From China at the Chalet School EM Brent Dyer - Lavender Laughs at the Chalet SchoolJilly Cooper - ImogenShirley Conran - LaceJudith Krantz - Princess DaisyJudith Krantz - I'll Take ManhattanJilly Cooper - RidersJudy Blume - Are You There God It's Me MargaretBlake Nelson - GirlSarra Manning - Guitar GirlJames Salter & Kay Salter - Life Is MealsSee for privacy and opt-out information.
19/11/1847m 40s

2. Cathy Rentzenbrink

For Episode 2, we’re off to Falmouth, Cornwall. The Wild West has been inspiring writers for 100s of years, from Du Maurier to DH Lawrence and it’s the home of our very special guest, Cathy Rentzenbrink. Many readers will be familiar with Cathy from her bestselling memoir, The Last Act Of Love and her beautiful book, A Manual For Heartache. So you might not associate Cathy with comedy – but she’s fiercely funny. Her books will make you cry, but her conversation will definitely make you laugh. Cathy also talks, openly and honestly, about how books saved her life…BOOKSCathy Rentzenbrink - The Last Act of LoveCathy Rentzenbrink - A Manual For HeartacheHilary Mantel - Giving Up the GhostJulian Barnes - Nothing to Be Frightened Of Barbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackErica Jong - Fear of FlyingNancy Mitford - Pursuit of LoveDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's LoverDH Lawrence - Women in LoveDH Lawrence - The RainbowJane Austen - EmmaJane Austen - Mansfield ParkJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceZadie Smith - Feel FreeJon Ronson - So You've Been Publicly ShamedCaroline Kepnes - YouJulian Barnes - Flaubert's ParrotJulian Barnes - A History of the World in 10 1/2 ChaptersMary Wesley - Not That Sort of GirlNora Ephron - HeartburnNora Ephron - Scribble ScribbleLM Montgomery - Emily of New MoonLM Montgomery - Anne of Green GablesLM Montgomery - Anne of the IslandLM Montgomery - Anne of AvonleaLM Montgomery - Complete JournalsSusan Coolidge - What Katy DidSusan Coolidge - CloverLucy Mangan - BookwormGeorgette Heyer - FredericaAlberto Manguel - History of...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
12/11/1846m 27s

1. Dolly Alderton

Episode one takes place in leafy, literary North London, a place that has inspired many Very Important Pens – including those belonging to Virginia Woolf, JG Ballard, and that of our very first guest Dolly Alderton. Dolly, the author of Everything I Know About Love, the co-presenter of chart topping podcast The High Low and the Sunday Times columnist, is a voracious reader. Her book filled flat yielded some serious treasures, with a library featuring names fit to grace the guest list of the ultimate paper party, from JB Priestley to…Rod Stewart. Dolly told us about the intimacy of reading and writing, the reality of sharing so much of your life with strangers and why she’ll never stop reading love stories. It must be said that she's a host nonpareil - she makes the greatest cup of coffee in the capital.THIS WEEK'S BOOKSDolly Alderton - Everything I Know About LoveAlex Comfort - The Joy of SexJudy Blume - ForeverChris Kraus - I Love DickStefan Bollman - Women Who Read Are DangerousPauline Reage - The Story of ORachael Oakes-Ash - Good Girls Do SwallowMatt Haig - Reasons To Stay AliveSee for privacy and opt-out information.
05/11/1841m 26s

Welcome to You're Booked

Welcome to You're Booked, the podcast for literary nosy parkers.Join your Book Inspector, Daisy Buchanan, as she enters the homes of your favourite authors and snoops around their bookshelves. She'll uncover forbidden reads, books borrowed and never returned, bad reading habits, those embarrassing tomes hidden at the back of the pile and formative literary experiences.Take a listen to a few choice moments from some upcoming episodes featuring Dolly Alderton, Nina Stibbe, Nikesh Shukla and Lucy Vine.The first episode of You're Booked with special guest Dolly Alderton, will be out soon.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
16/10/188m 25s
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