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.

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Episodes

David Nicholls - You're Booked Archive All-Stars

While we're taking a little break, we're revisiting just a few of our favourite ever You're Booked interviews. We're kicking off in style with this wonderful conversation with David Nicholls from season 4 in his beautiful North London home. At the time, David had just released his wonderful novel Sweet Sorrow. His new book, You Are Here, is out soon, while the brand new adaptation of One Day has just hit Netflix. We spoke to David about being an understudy, Dickens, Moomins, movies, adaptation and Billy Wilder. Find out more about all the books mentioned at our Bookshop.org.uk Store.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 Garner - The Children’s BachPenelope Lively - Heat WavePenelope Fitzgerald - At Freddie’sChoderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons DangereusesMichael Ondaatje - The ConversationsCameron Crowe - Conversations With WilderFrancois Truffaut - HitchcockElif Bautman - The IdiotTove Jansson - Moominvalley in NovemberLorrie Moore - Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?Lorrie Moore - Collected StoriesZadie Smith - Feel FreePhilip Gourevitch - Paris Review InterviewsJoan Didion - Play It As It Lays Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/24·1h 4m

Limelight Special with Kezia Venner - You're Booked

Surprise! We are back for a very special edition of YB. To celebrate the publication of Limelight in paperback, we're chatting to the winner of the YB Limelight competition Kezia Venner! As you will hear, Kezia is a woman of many talents. She's a lingerie designer, a writer, a former bookseller and a voracious reader, with excellent taste in books. We talked to her about her family's literary connections, the book that kicked off her reading journey, her bookshop buying techniques, her love of YA, her favourite authors and the person who gives her the best reading recommendations. Limelight is out now in paperback - signed copies can be ordered and shipped nationwide from The Margate Bookshop. Find out more about all the books Kezia mentioned at our shop on Bookshop.org.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightDonna Tartt - Secret HistoryEmily Henry - Beach ReadEmily Henry - Happy PlaceClaire Daverley - Talking at NightAnnie Lord - Notes on HeartbreakStephenie Meyer - TwilightPatrick Ness - The Knife of Never Letting GoBeth O'Leary - The Flat ShareDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableLisa Taddeo - AnimalNancy Mitford - The Pursuit of LoveLauren Bravo - PrelovedDodie Smith - I Capture the CastleAnnie MacManus - The Mess We're InDarren Coffield - Tales From the Colony RoomHanya Yanagihara - A Little LifeAM Homes - May We Be ForgivenAM Homes - This Book Will Save Your LifeSue Miller - MonogamyClaire Powell - At the TableEmma Jane Unsworth - AnimalsAndy Hussey, Rosie Venner -There's No Deer Around HereAndy Hussey, Rosie Venner - Any Trout About?Peter Bently - The Great Dog Bottom SwapNora Ephron - HeartburnNick Hornby - High FidelityCatherine Newman - We All Want Impossible ThingsAbigail Bergstrom - What a Shame Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/24·36m 23s

Jilly Cooper - You're Booked

Yes! It's finally happened! After 5 years and over 150 episodes, we have finally lured Jilly Cooper onto the podcast! Jilly is the author most discussed, swooned over and beatified on the show, so we are beyond delighted to sit down and talk to her. Jilly is the internationally bestselling author of iconic novels such as Riders, Rivals and The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous and her latest release Tackle! We talked to her about poetry, Nancy Mitford, jumpsuits, Penelope Keith, memorable villains, romance and football.More information about Daisy's Limelight launch at The Yard is HERE! Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookedBOOKSJilly Cooper - TackleJilly Cooper - RivalsJilly Cooper - How To Stay MarriedJilly Cooper - Imogen Jilly Cooper - HarrietDaisy Buchanan - CareeringGeorgette Heyer - Devil's CubJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceNancy Mitford - Pursuit of LoveBarbara Pym - Excellent WomenFederico Garcia Lorca - Selected PoemsGeorge Crabbe - Collected PoemsJilly Cooper - MountRichard Osman - Thursday Murder ClubGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchWalter Emanuel - A Dog DayBeatrix Potter - Tale of Mr Jeremy FisherBeatrix Potter - Tailor of GloucesterBeatrix Potter - Peter RabbitBeatrix Potter - Tom KittenRudyard Kipling - Just So StoriesRudyard Kipling - Cat That Walked by HimselfAnna Sewell - Black BeautyWilliam Boyd - Any Human HeartEM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial LadyAnthony Powell - A Question of UpbringingMarcel Proust - Remembrance of Things PastDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableMarquess of Anglesey - History of the British CavalryJilly Cooper - RidersJilly Cooper - Between the CoversBarbara Pym - Jane and PrudenceAndre Leon Talley - Chiffon TrenchesWilliam Wordsworth - Collected PoemsThomas Harding - The MaverickVladimir Nabokov - LolitaMary McCarthy - The GroupSimone De Beauvoir - The Second SexDiana Athill - StetJean Rhys - Wide Sargasso SeaJean Rhys - Good Morning MidnightJean Rhys - Voyage in the DarkKatherine May - Electricity of Every Living ThingGill Sims - Why Mummy DrinksGill Sims - Why Mummy Drinks at ChristmasJilly Cooper - How To Survive ChristmasJane Austen - EmmaWH Auden - RimbaudNick Hornby - Fever PitchJilly Cooper - WickedElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesKingsley Amis - Lucky JimMartin Amis - MoneyIan Herbert - TinseltownDaisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown UpJack London - White Fang Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/23·52m 41s

Lucy Vine, Yomi Adegoke and Laura Kay Live at the Margate Bookie - You're Booked

We are back at this year's Margate Bookie for a fun, frank and freewheeling conversation with three brilliant authors: Lucy Vine, Yomi Adegoke and Laura Kay! Lucy Vine is a journalist and author of five novels including Hot Mess, Are We Nearly There Yet, What Fresh Hell, Bad Choices and her latest, the critically acclaimed Seven Exes. Yomi Adegoke is a journalist, podcaster and author, co-writing Slay in Your Lane with Elizabeth Uviebinené before releasing the bestselling, critically lauded novel The List. Laura Kay is a journalist and author of the much-loved novels Tell Me Everything, The Split and her latest Wild Things. We talked to them about alternative romance, star signs, writing routines, favourite reads and the genius of Sophie Kinsella.Katie Clapham's book recommendation Substack is HERE. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookedBOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightLucy Vine - Seven ExesYomi Adegoke - The ListLaura Kay - Wild ThingsLaura Kay - Tell Me EverythingMalinda Lo - Last Night at the Telegraph ClubJodie Chapman - Oh SisterHarriet Gibsone - Is This OkRebecca F Kuang - YellowfaceLisa Jewell - The Family UpstairsBess Kalb - Nobody Will Tell You This But MeYomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uvibene - Slay in Your LaneKate Young - ExperiencedKate Young - The Little Library CookbookLucy Vine - Date With DestinyMargaret Atwood - The Handmaid's TaleJilly Cooper - RivalsDanielle Steele - JewelsJackie Collins - The World is Full of Married MenLisa Jewell - Ralph's PartySophie Kinsella - The Secret Dreamworld of a ShopaholicMarian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/23·50m 13s

Ottessa Moshfegh and Luke Goebel - You're Booked

This week we are beyond excited to welcome an absolutely legendary author whose work has been a mainstay of the podcast since day one. It's Ottessa Moshfegh with her writing partner and husband Luke Goebel! Ottessa is the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation (a YB staple), Lapvona, Homesick For Another World, Death in Her Hands and McGlue. Luke's debut Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours won the Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize while his next novel Kill Dick will be released in 2024. Together Ottessa and Luke wrote the screenplay for the film Causeway and have now collaborated on an adaptation of Ottessa's acclaimed novel Eileen, which is released in cinemas on December 1st. We talked to them about formative reads, phoning Ken Kesey, aliens and Metallica.Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookedBOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightOttessa Moshfegh - EileenOttessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and RelaxationOttessa Moshfegh - Homesick For Another WorldLuke Goebel - Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are YoursElfriede Jelinek - The Piano TeacherJoAnna Novak - Contradiction DaysBret Easton Ellis - American PsychoBret Easton Ellis - The ShardsBen Ehrenreich - The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in PalestineGuy de Maupassant - The Necklace and Other StoriesRosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the WaltzKen Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestLawrence Ferlinghetti - Pictures of a Gone WorldDiane di Prima - Selected PoemsRoss Gay - Book of DelightsAbbott Kahler - Where You EndMargery Higdon - Alien Abduction of The Wyoming HunterWhitley Strieber - CommunionSimone de Beauvoir - The Second SexEdith Wharton - House of MirthHenry James - Portrait of a Lady Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/23·43m 20s

Lou Sanders and Andi Oshi Live at the Margate Bookie - You're Booked

It's two returning champs this week as we present the brilliant and hilarious Lou Sanders and Andi Osho live at the Turner Contemporary as part of the Margate Bookie literary festival. Lou and Andi are both stand-ups and both supreme authors. Lou recently published her memoir What's That Lady Doing? to widespread acclaim. Andi has published two celebrated novels: Tough Crowd and Asking for a Friend. In this frank, funny and freewheeling conversation Lou and Andi discuss romance, the fear of death (onstage), ice-skating, unfortunate text message mishaps, youthful indiscretions with towels and what makes them laugh.Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Get you hands on Helen Shaddock's lovely 2024 calendars by visiting http://www.helenshaddock.co.uk/. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookedBOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightLou Sanders - What's That Lady Doing?Andi Osho - Tough CrowdAndi Osho - Asking For a FriendCurtis Sittenfeld - Romantic ComedyDolly Alderton - Good MaterialBarbara Payton - I am Not AshamedJada Pinkett Smith - WorthyMargaret Atwood - Cat's EyeWIll Smith - WillElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicRosie Wilby - Breakup Monologues Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/23·50m 14s

Naomi Klein - You're Booked

Our season of writing legends continues with a true giant of literature: Naomi Klein! Naomi is an activist, filmmaker, journalist and author. She is the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of How To Change Everything, On Fire, No Is Not Enough, This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine and No Logo. Her latest is Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World. We talked to her about her family's Philip Roth connections, early illicit reads, the genius of James Baldwin and using poetry to add some delight to your life. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookedBOOKSNaomi Klein - No LogoNaomi Klein - DopplegangerDeborah Levy - August BlueOtto Rank - The DoubleSigmund Freud - The UncannyFrancine Pascal - Sweet Valley HighJames Baldwin - The Fire Next TimePhilip Roth - Portnoy's ComplaintPhilip Roth - Goodbye ColumbusPhilip Roth - Professor of DesireThomas Gordon - Parent Effectiveness TrainingJoseph Heller - Catch 22Bret Easton Ellis - American PsychoArmistead Maupin - Tales of the CityJohn Updike - CouplesNaomi Klein - Shock DoctrineEddie Glaude - James Baldwin: To Begin AgainZadie Smith - Feel FreePhilip Roth - Operation ShylockGraham Greene - Collected EssaysLisa Jones - Bulletproof DivaNora Ephron - Crazy SaladNora Ephron - Scribble ScribbleNora Ephron - Wallflower at the OrgyOriana Fallaci - Interviews with History and PowerMolly Ivins - Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. BushNina Stibbe - Went to London Took the DogSusan Mulcahy - My Lips are SealedEduardo Galeano - Open Veins of Latin AmericanYomi Adegoke - The ListYomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinene - Slay in Your LaneMarge Piercy - Made in DetroitSusan Griffin - Bending HomeMaya Angelou - The Complete PoetryJorie Graham - To 2040Ross Gay - The Book of DelightsKyo Maclear - Birds Art LifeKyo Maclear - UnearthingBarbara Kingsolver - Demon CopperheadKatrina Diamond - The SilenceAdania Shibli - Minor Detail Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/23·54m 16s

Ian Rankin - You're Booked

It's our 150th episode! And we can't think of a better way to celebrate than to welcome a true literary legend to the podcast: Ian Rankin! Ian is a broadcaster, musician, playwright and the globally renowned, multi-million-selling author of the Rebus crime novels, amongst many others. His latest book is the Amazon Original The Rise. We talked to Ian about Muriel Spark, using crime books as a travel guide, writing routines and his love for Jilly Cooper. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookedBOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightIan Rankin - The RiseMuriel Spark - Prime of Miss Jean BrodieMuriel Spark - Hothouse by the East RiverAlain Robbe-Grillet - Last Year at MarienbadMuriel Spark - The Drivers SeatMuriel Spark - Girls of Slender MeansMuriel Spark - Loitering With IntentReginald Hill - Asking Fo the MoonGillian Flynn - Gone GirlRobert Louis Stevenson - Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeAnbara Salam - Hazardous SpiritsEvelyn Waugh - Vile BodiesMuriel Spark - The BachelorsArthur Conan Doyle - Complete Sherlock HolmesJames Hogg - The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified SinnerAnthony Burgess - A Clockwork OrangeJoseph Heller - Catch 22Mario Puzo - The GodfatherKen Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestRobin Moore - The French ConnectionWilliam Peter Blatty - The ExorcistDorothy Whipple - Someone at a DistanceIan Rankin - The FloodIan Rankin - Knots and CrossesIan Rankin - WatchmanGraham Greene - Human FactorIan Rankin - WestwindMichael Connelly - Desert StarJames Ellroy - LA ConfedentialLawrence Block - A Drop of the Hard StuffWilliam McIlvanney - LaidlawDenise Mina - The Long DropAnita Nair - Cut Like WoundThomas Pynchon - Short StoriesStieg Larsson - Girl with the Dragon TattooHenning Mankell - Faceless KillersJo Nesbo - The SnowmanHanya Yanagihara - A Little LifeAlasdair Gray - Poor ThingsAlasdair Gray - LanarkJohn Niven - Oh BrotherJilly Cooper - Tackle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/23·50m 47s

Lauren Groff - You're Booked

This week on You're Booked we're talking to the hugely acclaimed, bestselling author Lauren Groff! Lauren is our favourite type of guest - a massive, voracious and indiscriminate reader. Lauren is the three-time National Book Award finalist and The New York Times–bestselling author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, Fates and Furies and Matrix plus the short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. Her latest book is the amazing The Vaster Wilds. We talked to her about inappropriate early (caveman) reads, the joy of a huge book, Shakespeare's suckiest plays and reading poetry to your dog. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookedBOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightLauren Groff - The Vaster WildsLauren Groff - Fates and FuriesLauren Groff - MatrixLeo Tolstoy - War and PeaceGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchMargaret Mitchell - Gone with the WindCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceElse Holmelund Minarik - Little BearJean M. Auel - Clan of the Cave BearPhilip Roth - Portnoy's ComplaintAesop - FablesFrancoise Sagan - Bonjour TristesseEM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial LadyKatherine May - WinteringKatherine May - Electricity of Every Living ThingVasily Grossman - Life and FateCervantes - Don QuixoteJen Beagin - Big SwissHerman Melville - Moby DickJon Fosse - SeptologyLucy Ellmann - Ducks NewburyportZadie Smith - On BeautyZadie Smith - NWZadie Smith - Changing My MindDavid Foster Wallace - Infinite JestMonica Heisey - Really Good ActuallyJulia Whelan - My Oxford YearJulia Whelan - Thank You For ListeningEmily Dickinson - Collected PoemsKaveh Akbar - Pilgrim BellKaveh Akbar - MartyrAda Limon - The CarryingHomer / Emily Wilson - IliadHomer / Emily Wilson - The OdysseyShakespeare - Romeo and JulietShakespeare - HamletShakespeare - Richard IIIShakespeare - PericlesKatherine Heiny - Single Carefree MellowRachel Cusk - OutlineChristopher Isherwood - Berlin StoriesSean DeLear - I Could Not Believe ItJenny Erpenbeck - KairosDon DeLillo - LibraDon DeLillo - White NoiseDon DeLillo - Underworld Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/23·53m 14s

Emma Dabiri - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to welcome the broadcaster, academic and bestselling author Emma Dabiri to You're Booked. Emma is the author of Don't Touch My Hair, What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition and her latest book Disobedient Bodies: Reclaim Your Unruly Beauty, that accompanies The Cult of Beauty, a major exhibition at Wellcome Collection. We talked to Emma about fashion inspiration in Anne of Green Gables, the philosophy of beauty, the genius of Toni Morrison and E Nesbit being the gateway to a lifelong love of books.Daisy will be at the Margate Bookie at the end of October with former podcast guests Lou Sanders, Andi Osho, Yomi Adegoke, Lucy Vine and many more. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to:  FurtherReading.Substack.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookedBOOKSEmma Dabiri - Disobedient BodiesEmma Dabiri - Don't Touch My HairEmma Dabiri - What White People Can Do NextE Nesbit - Five Children and ItMarge Piercy - Woman on the Edge of TimeFred Moten and Stefano Harney - The UndercommonsR. F. Kuang - YellowfaceTracy King - Learning to ThinkCarl Sagan - CosmosZadie Smith - Changing My MindElizabeth Grosz - The Nick of TimeFriedrich Nietzsche - Thus Spoke ZarathustraGaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin (Eds) - Futures of Black RadicalismFélix Guattari and Gilles Deleuze - A Thousand PlateausMark Fisher - Capitalist RealismKatherine May - Electricity of Every Living ThingShaparak Khorsandi - Scatter BrainAnn Patchett - Tom LakeToni Morrison - Song of SolomonToni Morrison - ParadiseToni Morrison - Bluest EyeOliver Burkeman - 4000 WeeksToni Morrison - Paris Review InterviewDaisy Buchanan - LimelightJudith Watt (ed) - Penguin Book of 20th Century Fashion WritingStella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/23·51m 46s

Peter James - You're Booked

Our spectacular series of literary legends continues with the bestselling crime master Peter James! Peter has written 19 Sunday Times number 1's, selling over 21 million books worldwide, with his Roy Grace series of books, including Want You Dead and Picture You Dead, turned into a hit ITV drama starring John Simm. His latest novel is Stop Them Dead. We talked to him about cleaning for Orson Welles, calling Kurt Vonnegut out of the blue, the scariest book he's ever read and writing to Enid Blyton about her characters' toilet habits!Daisy will be at the Margate Bookie at the end of October with former podcast guests Lou Sanders, Andi Osho, Yomi Adegoke, Lucy Vine and many more. Details of Daisy's How To Be a Grown Up event with Sarah Knight are available HERE. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to:  FurtherReading.Substack.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookedBOOKSPeter James - Stop them DeadDaisy Buchanan - LimelightRL Stine - GoosebumpsRoald Dahl - The TwitsEnid Blyton - Five on a Treasure IslandPeter James - Dead Letter DropElizabeth Buchan - The New Mrs CliftonGraham Greene - Brighton RockKurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse FiveElspeth Barker - O CaledoniaDodie Smith - I Capture the CastleShirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the CastleSylvia Townsend Warner - Lolly WillowesJohn Marrs - The OneMW Craven - The BotanistJilly Cooper - TackleHenry Williamson - Tarka the OttterAnna Sewell - Black BeautyKenneth Grahame - Wind in the WillowsStuart McBride - The Dead of WinterThomas Harris - Silence of the LambsPeter James - Dead SimpleNatalie Tambini - The Nail SalonNatalie Tambini - The PublicistRutger Bregman - HumankindWilliam Golding - Lord of the FliesE Nesbit - The LarkE Nesbit - Five Children and It Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/23·47m 24s

Lou Sanders - You're Booked

Our series of LEGENDS continues with the absolute legend that is Lou Sanders! Lou is a brilliant stand-up comedian, star of Taskmaster, co-host of Unforgivable alongside former YB guest Mel Giedroyc, podcaster and now the author of the unforgettable memoir What's That Lady Doing?: False Starts and Happy Endings. We talked to Lou about the genius of Deborah Levy, early spiritual dabblings, potential screen adaptations and the joy and pain of writing memoir.Daisy will be at Henley Literary Festival in early October and at the Margate Bookie at the end of October. Details of Daisy's How To Be a Grown Up event with Sarah Knight are available HERE. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to:  FurtherReading.Substack.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookedBOOKSLou Sanders - What's That Lady Doing?Louise Hay - You Can Heal Your LifeDaisy Buchanan - LimelightEmma Gannon - The Success MythJames McNicholas - Champ and the ChumpSteven Pressfield - The War of ArtEckhart Tolle - Power of NowNeale Donald Walsch - Conversations With GodPam Grout - Course in MiraclesJulia Cameron - Write for LifeMartha Wainwright - Stories I Might Regret Telling YouRegena Thomashauer - Pussy: A ReclamationCharlotte Roche - WetlandsSally Rooney - Normal PeopleDeborah Levy - The Cost of LivingDeborah Levy - Things I Don't Want To KnowDeborah Levy - Hot MilkDeborah Levy - Real EstateMichelle Gallen - Factory GirlsNina Stibbe - Love NinaNina Stibbe - Went To London Took the DogMarian Keyes - The BreakJulia Cameron - The Artist's WayDBC Pierre - Vernon God LittleDBC Pierre - Big Snake Little SnakeJilly Cooper - RivalsPG Wodehouse - The Code of the WoostersGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchLucy-Anne Holmes - Don't Hold My Head DownDolly Alderton - Everything I Know About LoveMiki Berenyi - Fingers CrossedNell Frizzell - Square OneKiley Reid - Such a Fun AgeJeanette Winterson - Why Be Happy When You Can Be NormalBessel van der Kolk - Body Keeps the ScoreNancy Mitford - Pursuit of LoveMarian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/23·47m 56s

Ken Follett - You're Booked

Our season of the stars continues with a genuine literary legend. It's Ken Follett! Ken is one of the world’s most successful authors, selling over 188 million copies of his books. He's the creator of Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, Never and his latest The Armour of Light. He recently launched an online course on Writing Bestselling Fiction with BBC Maestro. We talked to him about his formative reads, relishing Proust, creating believable villains and his appearance in the Alan Rickman Diaries.Daisy will be at Henley Literary Festival in early October and at the Margate Bookie at the end of October. Details of Daisy's How To Be a Grown Up event with Sarah Knight are available HERE. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to:  FurtherReading.Substack.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookedBOOKSAnthony Trollope - The WardenKen Follett - The Pillars of the EarthThomas Harris - The Silence of the LambsCharles Dickens - Oliver TwistRichard Osman - Thursday Murder ClubKen Follett - The Eye of the NeedleKen Follett - World Without EndKen Follett - Column of FireIan Fleming - Live and Let DieJohn Steinbeck - Tortilla FlatJRR Tolkien - Lord of the RingsMarcel Proust - Remembrance of Things PastLucy Ellmann - Ducks, NewburyportKarl Ove Knausgaard - My StruggleDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's LoverDH Lawrence - Collected PoemsMary McCarthy - The GroupElizabeth Jane Howard - The Cazalet ChroniclesEdward Albee - Who's Afraid of Virginia WoolfAsh Carter and Sam Kashner  - Mike Nichols: Life Isn't EverythingWilliam Shakespeare - HamletAlan Rickman - DiariesKen Follett - NeverErskine Childers - The Riddle of the SandsJohn Buchan - The 39 StepsBret Easton Ellis - American PsychoIrvine Welsh - TrainspottingAgatha Christie - Complete PoirotLisa Jewell - The Night She DisappearedMarcel Proust - 75 FoliosMarcel Proust - Swann in LoveAnthony Trollope - Orley Farm Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/23·52m 53s

Mary Beard - You're Booked

What a way to start a new series! It's the author, classicist, broadcaster and bone fide National Treasure Dame Mary Beard. We were lucky enough to speak to Mary during the Jaiphur Literary Festival at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives. Mary is the author of many books about the ancient world including the global bestsellers Women & Power, SPQR and her latest Emperor of Rome: Ruling the Ancient Roman World. We talked to her about ancient Roman jokes, brutal writing advice, fearing fiction and the pros and cons of archaeology.Daisy will be at Henley Literary Festival in early October and at the Margate Bookie at the end of October. Details of Daisy's How To Be a Grown Up event with Sarah Knight are available HERE. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to:  FurtherReading.Substack.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookedBOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightDaisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown UpMary Beard - Women & PowerMary Beard - Emperor of RomeCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreJenny Diski - Stranger on a TrainRobert Graves - I, ClaudiusMargaret Drabble - The MillstoneMargaret Drabble - The Garrick YearRobert Harris - PompeiiHeinrich Schliemann - Ilios, the City and Country of the TrojansLindsey Davis - The Silver PigsMary Renault - The King Must DiePeter Frankopan - The Silk RoadKim Gordon, Sinead Gleason (Eds) - This Woman's WorkSophocles - AntigoneMary Beard - Roman LaughterSeneca the Younger - ApocolocyntosisCassius Dio - The Roman HistoryTom Holland - Slave of my ThirstTom Holland - RubiconGavanndra Hodge - The Consequences of LoveGeorge Orwell - Coming Up For AirLaura Cumming - On Chapel SandsCraig Brown - Maam DarlingCurtis Sittenfeld - RodhamHilary Clinton - State of TerrorTacitus - AnnalsPrince Harry - Spare Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/23·55m 3s

Yomi Adegoke - You're Booked

Hurrah! We are very excited to bring you a guest we've being trying to get on the podcast for flipping ages. It's the wonderful Yomi Adegoke! Yomi is a podcaster, broadcaster, multi-award winning journalist and the author of Slay in Your Lane (with former YB guest Elizabeth Uviebinené) and The Offline Diaries (also with Elizabeth). Yomi's debut novel is the hotly anticipated The List, described as 'the book of the Summer' by Vogue and currently in development for TV. We talked to her about the icon that is Jackie Collins, books so good they make you want to give up, the joy of Jacqueline Wilson and the genius of Peep Show. Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to:  FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightYomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - Slay in Your LaneYomi Adegoke - The ListJackie Collins - The World is Full of Divorced WomenJackie Collins - LuckyOmar Tyree - Flyy GirlEric Jerome Dickey - Milk in My CoffeeJaqueline Wilson - The Story of Tracy BeakerYomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - Offline DiariesJaqueline Wilson - Dustbin BabyJaqueline Wilson - The Illustrated MumRobert Swindells - Brother in the LandRobert C O'Brien - Z for ZachiariahJudy Blume - Are You There God It's Me MargaretMalorie Blackman - Pig Heart BoyMalorie Blackman - Noughts and CrossesMalorie Blackman - Just Sayin'Tayari Jones - An American MarriageMargaret Atwood - Handmaid's TaleRaven Leilani - LusterJenny Diski - Stranger on a TrainNaoise Dolan - Exciting TimesNaoise Dolan - Happy CoupleKiley Reid - Such a Fun AgeRebecca F Kuang - YellowfaceKiley Reid - Come and Get ItHarriet Gibsone - Is This Ok?Katie Price - Being JordanJodie Marsh - Keeping It RealBarack Obama - Promised LandMichelle Obama - BecomingNelson Mandela - Long Walk To FreedomJodie Chapman - Oh SisterFern Brady - Strong Female CharacterEliza Clark - PenanceEliza Clark - Boy PartsMegan Nolan - Ordinary Human FailingsMegan Nolan - Acts of DesperationLisa Jewell - Ralph's PartyRebecca F Kuang - BabelDaisy Buchanan - Careering Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/23·52m 14s

Lisa Jewell - You're Booked

We are delighted to invite one of our all-time favourite authors to the podcast this week. It's the sensational Lisa Jewell! Lisa is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels, which have sold over 10 million copies internationally and translated into 29 languages. Her debut (and YB fave) was Ralph's Party and subsequent releases include The Family Upstairs, Then She Was Gone, Invisible Girl and Watching You. Her latest is the eagerly anticipated None of This is True. We talked to her about her shelf of joy, curating your holiday read selection, 90s/Noughties favourites, the books that made her want to write and formative reads.Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSLisa Jewell - None of This is TrueAshley Audrain - The PushNick Hornby - High FidelityLisa Jewell - Ralph's PartyGeoff Dyer - The Colour of MemoryAgatha Christie - Murder of Roger AckroydAngela Banner - Ant and BeeSophie Kinsella - Secret Dreamworld of a ShopaholicPatricia Highsmith - Talented Mr RipleyJohn Fowles - The CollectorBret Easton Ellis - American PsychoCarla McGuire - Perfect VictimBrian Greenaway - Hell's AngelsGeorge Orwell - Coming Up For AirBret Easton Ellis - Imperial BedroomsRebecca F. Kuang - YellowfaceCaroline O'Donoghue - Rachel IncidentColin Walsh - KalaKia Abdullah - Next of KinFern Brady - Strong Female CharacterBonnie Garmus - Lesson in ChemistryGabrielle Zevin - Tomorrow and Tomorrow and TomorrowIsabelle Broom - The Beach HolidayCandace Bushnell - Four BlondesAnouchka Grose Forrester - Darling DaisyJane Owen - Camden GirlsAlain de Botton - Essays in LoveDolly Alderton - Everything I Know About LoveJulie Myerson - The Stopped HeartAlex Garland - The BeachLouise Doughty - Apple Tree YardHarriet Lane - Alys AlwaysDavid Nicholls - One DayAmy Jenkins - HoneymoonWilliam Sutcliffe - Are You ExperiencedAndrea Levy - Small IslandJosie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees - Come TogetherKate Hamer - A Girl in the Red CoatPaula Yates - The AutobiographyCaroline Kepnes - YouLisa Jewell - Before I Met YouDaisy Buchanan - CareeringSabine Durrant - Lie With MeKatherine Heiny - Games and RitualsKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationAmanda Jennings - The Judas TreeTammy Cohen - The Wedding Party Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/23·53m 38s

Andi Osho - You're Booked

Comedian. Podcaster. Actor. Author. Is there anything that this woman can't do? Yes, we're welcoming the amazing Andi Osho to YB Towers this week. Andi is a talented stand-up, has starred or been involved with such TV and movie favourties as Line of Duty, Death In Paradise, Holby, I May Destroy You, Breeders, Good Omens and her own sketch show The Andi O Show. She hosts the Creative Sauce podcast and her debut novel Asking For a Friend was a bestseller! Her second novel is the highly anticipated Tough Crowd, set in the world of stand up. We talked to her about funny books, reading slump revitalisers, self-help, movie adaptations and how her mum is a creative inspiration. Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour and the Ty the Beach Hut Guy Limelight competition on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightAndi Osho - Tough CrowdAndi Osho - Asking For a FriendDouglas Adams - Hitchhikers Guide To The GalaxyTerry Pratchett - The Colour of MagicTerry Pratchett - The Light FantasticBrit Bennett - Vanishing HalfTayari Jones - American MarriageJesse Q. Sutanto - Dial A For AuntiesLucy Vine - Seven ExesBalli Kaur Jaswal - Now You See UsJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceDavid Nicholls - UsDavid Nicholls - One DayDolly Alderton - Good MaterialDaisy Buchanan - CareeringMark Manson - Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**kM Scott Peck - Road Less TravelledSarah Knight - The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**kSarah Knight - Grow the F**k UpSusan Jeffers - Feel the FearDeepak Chopra - Seven Laws of Spiritual SuccessJulia Cameron - Artists WayBetty Herbert - 52 SeductionsAnne Lamott - Bird by BirdElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicElizabeth Gilbert - Eat Pray LoveWill Smith - WillBlake Snyder - Save the CatTembe Denton-Hurst - HomebodiesCandice Carty-Williams - QueenieZadie Smith - White TeethDiana Evans - 26aZadie Smith - Feel Free Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/23·54m 25s

DBC Pierre - You're Booked

We are back at the Jaipur Literature Festival at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives for this freewheeling conversation with the legend that is DBC Pierre! Pierre's debut novel Vernon God Little was the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread First Novel Award. He followed this with a series of acclaimed works in fiction and non-fiction including Ludmila's Broken English, Breakfast with the Borgias, Release the Bats and his latest Big Snake, Little Snake which is a meditation on fate, risk and luck. We talked to him about illicit reading in the barber's chair, writing tips and routines, hopeful books, debauchery, decadence and the necessary joy of plodding.Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour and the Ty the Beach Hut Guy Limelight competition on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSDBC Pierre - Vernon God LittleDBC Pierre -Big Snake Little SnakeWilliam Golding - Lord of the FliesJames Michener - The DriftersNaguib Mahfouz - Adrift on the NilePeter Frankopan - The Silk RoadsWilliam Dalrymple - The AnarchyEvelyn Waugh - Decline and FallJames Salter - A Sport and a PastimeMarquis De Sade - 120 Days of SodomMarquis De Sade - JulietteHenri Charrière - PapillionDBC Pierre - Release the BatsSarah Knight - Grow the F*** UpStephen King - On WritingStephen King - Dolores ClaiborneAnne Lamott - Bird By BirdViv Albertine - Clothes, Music, BoysAlejandro Zambra - My DocumentsIsabel Allende - House of the SpiritsJulio Cortazar - HopscotchJames Joyce - UlyssesGrigor Narekatsi - The Book of SadnessKatherine Heiny - Early Morning RiserJoris-Karl Huysmans - Against NatureJack Kerouac - Big Sur Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/23·49m 34s

Christina Lamb - You're Booked

We are beyond honoured and excited to bring you this conversation with the legendary Christina Lamb OBE. Christina is the chief foreign correspondent of The Sunday Times and during her illustrious career she's reported from hot spots and war zones including Afghanistan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and currently Ukraine. She's been named Foreign Correspondent of the Year on five occasions and winner of Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux. She is the bestselling, acclaimed author of 10 books including Our Bodies Their Battlefield, House of Stone, The Africa House, The Sewing Circles of Herat and co-writer of the global phenomenon I Am Malala. Her latest book, The Prince Rupert Hotel for the Homeless, looked at the pandemic response in the UK. Our interview with Christina took place during the Jaipur Literature Festival at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives and covers the joy of discovering new foreign authors, the wonders of poetry, books you can't put down and the importance of literature in a war zone.Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack HERE. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSChristina Lamb - The Prince Rupert Hotel for the HomelessChristina Lamb - The Africa HouseChristina Lamb - The Sewing Circles of HeratMalala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb - I am MalalaChristina Lamb - Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to WomenDennis Wheatley - The Devil Rides OutFyodor Dostoevsky - Brothers KaramazovEmily Bronte - Wuthering HeightsTove Jansson - Tales From MoominvalleyVarious - The Fireside BookWisława Szymborska - View With a Grain of SandJonny Steinberg - Winnie and NelsonRyszard Kapuściński - The Soccer WarSvetlana Alexievich - The Unwomanly Face of WarErnest Hemingway - A Farewell To ArmsHaruki Murakami - Kafka on the ShoreHaruki Murakami - Norwegian WoodAndrey Kurkov - Death and the PeguinAnn Patchett - The Dutch HouseClaire Dederer - Love and TroubleVirginia Woolf - OrlandoAlexander Pushkin - Eugene OneginNadia Anjuman - Gule DudiFarzana Marie (Editor) - Load Poems Like Guns: Women's Poetry from Herat, Afghanistan Claire Dederer - MonstersWilliam Boyd - The RomanticPeter Frankopan - The Earth TransformedWilliam Boyd - Any Human HeartBonnie Garmus - Lessons in ChemistryScholastique Mukasonga - Barefoot Woman Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/23·42m 19s

Andrew Hunter Murray - You're Booked

Our love of Jane Austen should be painfully aware. But this week's guest might put our devotion to shame. The brilliant Andrew Hunter Murray hosts two hit podcasts: No Such Thing as a Fish (Andrew is also a QI Elf) and Page 94: A Private Eye Podcast (Andrew also writes for the magazine). He was also part of the UK's premier (and possibly only) Jane Austen based comedy improv group Austentatious - so his devotion to the beloved author is assured. Andrew is also a bestselling author, his first novel The Last Day, was a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, and one of the top 10 fiction debuts of 2020. His new book The Sanctuary has been described as 'A brilliantly clever thriller' by Richard Osman. We talked to Andrew about Douglas Adams, fabulous first editions, the brilliance of Persephone books, rewriting classics, sex and science and, of course, Jane Austen. Find out more about Andrew's picks at our Bookshop.org store.Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack HERE. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightAndrew Hunter Murray - The SanctuaryAndrew Hunter Murray - The Last DayJohn Wyndham - Day of the TriffidsGeorge Orwell - Coming Up For AirJane Austen - EmmaJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen - PersuasionJane Austen - Mansfield ParkDouglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyWendy Cooling - Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-oldsKen Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseHerman Melville - Moby DickCervantes - Don QuixoteDorothy Whipple - The Other DayDorothy Whipple - High WagesDorothy Whipple - Random CommentaryDorothy Whipple - They Knew Mr KnightElizabeth Taylor - AngelDH Lawrence - Lady's Chatterley's LoverWinifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew Lives For a DayLucy Vine - Seven ExesAmor Towles - A Gentleman in MoscowNora Ephron - Crazy SaladDouglas Adams - So Long and Thanks For All the FishMary Roach - StiffMary Roach - BonkMary Roach - Animals, Vegetable, CriminalEvelyn Waugh - Sword of HonourEvelyn Waugh - Vile BodiesEvelyn Waugh - ScoopEvelyn Waugh - Decline and FallAmanda Craig - Three GracesSimon Raven - The Rich Pay LateEvelyn Waugh - Handful of DustNancy Mitford - The Pursuit of LoveLaurie Colwin - Happy All the TimeFrank Herbert - DunePD James - Death Comes to PemberleyEdith Wharton - House of Mirth Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/23·52m 3s

Balli Kaur Jaswal - You're Booked

Now this is a treat! Get ready for a fun, frank and fascinating conversation with the great Balli Kaur Jaswal! Balli is the author of five award-wining, bestselling novels, translated into fifteen languages. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows was picked by Reese Witherspoon for her book club, Sugarbread was a finalist for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize and the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize and her new novel Now You See Us has just been released to international acclaim. We talked to her about formative reading adventures in Russia, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines, stories of female solidarity, the book that made her want to build worlds and the unfortunate consequences of starting your own detective club. Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack HERE. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightBalli Kaur Jaswal - Now You See UsBalli Kaur Jaswal - Erotic Stories for Punjabi WidowsRoald Dahl - The TwitsRoald Dahl - The WitchesFrancine Pascal - Sweet Valley TwinsJudy Blume - ForeverBeverly Cleary - Ramona ForeverBeverly Cleary - FifteenLaura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the PrairieVarious - The Bookworm ClubVarious - The Bookworm GangRL Stein - GoosebumpsDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableRL Stein - Fear StreetJudith Krantz - ScruplesShirley Conran - LaceSamantha Irby - Quietly HostileAvni Doshi - Burnt SugarAbigail Burdess - Mother's DayTayari Jones - Silver SparrowTayari Jones - An American MarriageElizabeth Gilbert - City of GirlsKent Haruf - PlainsongCoco Mellors - Cleo and FrankensteinHanya Yanagihara - A Little LifePatrick deWitt - French ExitAnn M. Martin - Babysitter's ClubJane Austen - Sense and SensibilityKayla Rae Whitaker - The AnimatorsLouise Bagshawe - Career GirlsDaisy Buchanan - CareeringHema Sukumar - Minor Disturbances at Grand Life ApartmentsBarbara Kingsolver - Demon CopperheadCharles Dickens - David CopperfieldAbi Dare - Girl With the Louding VoiceMadhuri Vijay - The Far Field Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/23·58m 28s

Josie Long - You're Booked

We are so excited to welcome one of our absolute heroes to the podcast. It's Josie Long! Josie is an internationally renowned, beloved and multi-award-winning stand-up, podcaster, actor, playwright and radio presence. Her first short story collection, Because I Don't Know What You Mean and What You Don't has just been released. We talked to Josie about favourite short story collections, books to make you laugh on the bus, attempting sainthood, radical texts and trying to get your kids to love the books you love. Daisy will be attending the Queen's Reading Room Festival, look out for exclusive behind the scenes content on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack HERE. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSJosie Long - Because I Don't Know What You Mean and What You Don'tRaymond Carver - What We Talk About When We Talk About LoveJean Rhys - Collected Short StoriesZZ Packer - Drinking Coffee ElsewhereKelly Link - Get in TroubleDan Rhodes - AnthropologyRichard Yates - Collected StoriesRay Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451John Steinbeck - Of Mice and MenRobin Cooper - Timewaster LettersFrankie Boyle - MeantimeShirley Hughes - Sally's SecretRumer Godden - The Doll's HouseArnold Lobel - Frog and ToadMichael Rosen - Book of Very Silly PoemsJacqueline Wilson - Story of Tracy BeakerRumer Godden - Miss Happiness and Miss FlowerRumer Godden - Little PlumBarbara Sleigh - CarbonelMaurice Sendak - Where the Wild Things AreMaurice Sendak - In the Night KitchenMaurice Sendak - Outside Over ThereDorothy Whipple - The Other DayTyler Feder - Bodies Are CoolRoald Dahl - The WitchesVirginia Sole Smith - Fat TalkCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreJean Rhys - Wide Sargasso SeaFern Brady - Strong Female CharacterKatherine May - Electricity of Every Living ThingHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones's DiaryElizabeth Smart - By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and WeptAnn Patchett - The Dutch HouseAnn Patchett - These Precious DaysBrit Bennet - The Vanishing HalfKurt Vonnegut - Breakfast of ChampionsKurt Vonnegut - SlapstickKurt Vonnegut - TimequakeKurt Vonnegut - JailbirdKurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5Kurt Vonnegut - Cat's CradleKurt Vonnegut - GalapagosKurt Vonnegut - Man Without a CountryAnne Tyler - Saint MaybeF Scott Fitzgerald - The Great GatsbyKate Pickett & Richard Wilkinson - The Spirit LevelNesrine Malik - We Need New StoriesLola Olufemi - Experiments in Imagining OtherwiseRebecca Solnit - Hope in the DarkNathalie Olah - Steal As Much As You CanAlan Lane - Club on the Edge of TownJames Schneider - Our BlocRob Hopkins - From What Is To What IfRius - Marx For BeginnersMartin Rowson/Karl Marx - Communist ManifestoHoward Zinn - People's History of American EmpireAlison Bechdel - Fun HomeMarian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/23·54m 43s

Steve Jones - You're Booked

This week we are welcoming legendary TV royalty to You're Booked Towers. It's Steve Jones! Steve is an instantly recognisable face to anyone with a telly, presenting T4 for many years, plus The X Factor USA, Hair, Drop Zone and F1 coverage on Channel 4. Steve has recently released his first novel the very funny Call Time to rave reviews (and as you'll hear, already has books 2 and 3 in the bag). We talked to him about loving Tolkien, having fun with Filth, writing routines, the power of Stephen King and living life as a Librocubicularist.Daisy will be attending the Queen's Reading Room Festival, look out for exclusive behind the scenes content on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack HERE. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSSteve Jones - Call TimeNick Hornby - High FidelityJRR Tolkien - The HobbitJRR Tolkien - Lord of the RingsDavid Mack - Star Trek: DestinyJeff Lindsay - DexterArthur Conan Doyle - Adventures of Sherlock HolmesAgatha Christie - Poirot: The Complete Short StoriesElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicStephen King - On WritingStephen King - CarrieStephen King - ChristineStephen King - MiseryLauren Bravo - PrelovedHerman Melville - Moby DickCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseAnthony Shaffer and Robin Hardy - The Wicker ManGillian McAllister - Wrong Place Wrong TimeStephen King - The InstituteNorman Mailer - American DreamNorman Mailer - Executioner's SongKatherine Heiny - Games and RitualsRoald Dahl - Kiss KissRoald Dahl - Tales of the UnexpectedJuno Dawson - Her Majesty's Royal CovenHolly Bourne - Girl FriendsStephanie Meyer - TwilightIrvine Welsh - FilthBret Easton Ellis - American PsychoArmistead Maupin - Tales of the CityGregg Hurwitz - The Last OrphanMatthew Richardson - The Scarlet Papers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/23·54m 17s

Jenny Jackson - You're Booked

Dream guest alert! We are very, very excited to welcome the wonderful Jenny Jackson to You're Booked! As well as being the author of smash hit novel Pineapple Street, Jenny has been a book editor for many years working with such YB faves as Katherine Heiny and Helen Fielding. So we had much to talk about. On the agenda is the genius of Laurie Colwin, the joy (and stress) of discovering new authors, some great, secret Katherine Heiny insight and Helen Fielding's paramedic skills (plus the recording is interrupted by a cheese alarm!) This conversation took place at the fabulous Mr B's Emporium bookshop in Bath.Daisy will be attending the Queen's Reading Room Festival, look out for exclusive behind the scenes content on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack HERE. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.Jenny Jackson - Pineapple StreetAmanda Boyden - Pretty Little DirtyPatrick Somerville - The CradleEmily St John Mandel - Station ElevenLauren Fox - Still Life with HusbandCS Lewis - Chronicles of NarniaTerry Jones - Erik the VikingJ. R. R. Tolkien - The HobbitJ. R. R. Tolkien - Lord of the RingsFrancine Pascal - Sweet Valley TwinsAnn M. Martin - Babysitters ClubFrancine Pascal - Sweet Valley UniversityLaurie Colwin - Happy All the TimeLaurie Colwin - Home CookingVirginia Sole Smith - Fat TalkTaffy Brodesser-Akner - Fleishman is in TroublePaul Auster - The New York TrilogyClaire Messud - The Emperor's ChildrenCecily von Ziegesar - Gossip GirlEdith Wharton - The House of MirthKevin Kwan - Crazy Rich AsiansKevin Kwan - China Rich GirlfriendAnita Brookner - Look at MeLee Israel - Can You Ever Forgive Me?Free Love - Tessa HadleyJen Beagin - Big SwissDawn Winter - Sedating ElaineKatherine Heiny - Games and RitualsKatherine Heiny - Early Morning RiserKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones's DiaryHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones: Mad About the BoyHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones's Baby: The DiariesHelen Fielding - Cause Celeb Helen Fielding - Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination Curtis Sittenfeld - Romantic Comedy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/23·41m 55s

Caleb Azumah Nelson - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to welcome superstar author Caleb Azumah Nelson to the YB airwaves. As I'm sure you're well aware, Caleb's first book Open Water was a massive, bestselling success and won the prestigious Costa First Book award. His follow-up is the highly-anticipated Small Worlds which Candice Carty-Williams calls 'Beautiful, unforgettable and all-consuming'. We talked to Caleb about the joys of the Scholastic book fair, writing routines, the beauty of rereading, love stories in all their forms, favourite poets and inspirational writing advice from Toni Morrison.Daisy will be attending the JLF Soneva Fushi literary festival and the Queen's Reading Room Festival, look out for exclusive behind the scenes content from both on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack HERE. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightCaleb Azumah Nelson - Open WaterCaleb Azumah Nelson - Small WorldsMalorie Blackman - Noughts and CrossesEM Forster - A Room With a ViewBryan Washington - MemorialDeborah Levy - Hot MilkElizabeth Strout - My Name is Lucy BartonDanez Smith - HomieJames Baldwin - If Beale Street Could TalkToni Morrison - JazzKatie Kitamura - IntimaciesDonatella Di Pietrantonio - A Girl ReturnedAndrew Sean Greer - LessEve Babitz - Slow Times Fast CompanyToni Morrison - The Source of Self RegardKayo Chingonyi - KumukandaAnn Patchett - These Precious DaysC Pam Zhang - Land of Milk and HoneyJessica George - MaameZadie Smith - NWZadie Smith - Swing TimeCandice Carty-Williams - People PersonCandice Carty-Williams - QueenieVictoria Adukwei Bulley - Quiet Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/23·51m 50s

Mhairi McFarlane - You're Booked

We can't think of a better way to kick off a new series than a fabulously fun and illuminating chat with one of our favourite authors: Mhairi McFarlane! Mhairi has been mentioned frequently on the podcast since we began and she is the beloved author of Mad About You, You Had Me At Hello, Here’s Looking At You, It’s Not Me It’s You, Last Night, Who’s That Girl and her latest Between Us. We talked to her about illicit uses of Judy Blume's Forever, formatively reading Fay Weldon and Gloria Steinem, the social media life of Jane Austen and the highs and lows of holiday reading.Daisy will be attending the JLF Soneva Fushi literary festival and the Queen's Reading Room Festival, look out for exclusive behind the scenes content from both on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack HERE. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightMhairi McFarlane- Between UsCS Lewis - Chronicles of NarniaFay Weldon - The Life and Loves of a She-DevilGloria Steinem - Outrageous Acts and Everyday RebellionsJudy Blume - ForeverJudy Blume - DeenieJudy Blume - Are You There God, It's Me MargaretGlenn Savan - White PalaceRoald Dahl - Fantastic Mr FoxRoald Dahl - MatildaRachel Ingalls - No Love LostJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen - PersuasionHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones's DiaryDavid Nicholls - Sweet SorrowTaylor Jenkins Reid - Malibu Rising David Nicholls - One DayDavid Nicholls - The UnderstudyLiane Moriarty - Apples Never FallLisa Jewell - The Family UpstairsLisa Jewell - None of This is TrueLisa Jewell - Ralph's PartySteig Larsson - The Girl With the Dragon TattooDan Brown - Da Vinci Code Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/23·53m 7s

Emily Henry - You're Booked

Book lovers everywhere, you are in for a treat! It's the brilliant, global sensation Emily Henry! Emily is the New York Times bestselling author of Book Lovers, People We Meet on Vacation and Beach Read, as well as her latest, soon-to-be blockbuster: Happy Place. We talked to her about libraries as her Narnia, books as a curse (in a good way), reading crushes, and a deep dive into literary astrology. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack HERE. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSEmily Henry - Happy PlaceEmily Henry - Book LoversEmily Henry - Beach ReadCS Lewis - Chronicles of NarniaLois Lowry - The GiverLois Lowry - Anastasia KrupnikE. L. Konigsburg - From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Cecsa Major - Maybe Next TimeAustin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley - The Roughest DraftJasmine Guillory - By the BookKatherine Applegate - AnamorphsSally Rooney - Normal PeopleAnn M. Martin - Babysitters ClubHanya Yanagihara - A Little LifeMhairi McFarlane - Just Last NightMichael Cragg - Reach for the StarsCarol Ann Duffy - ValentineLeigh Bardugo - Shadow and BoneLauren Weisberger - Devil Wears PradaSarra Manning - UnstickyCarson McCullers - Heart is a Lonely HunterKirsten Miller - The ChangeCatherine Steadman - The Family GameKate Alice Marshall - What Lies in the WoodsKate Elizabeth Russell - My Dark VanessaEmily Bronte - Wuthering HeightsMhairi McFarlane - Here's Looking at YouHolly Bourne - GirlfriendsKennedy Ryan - Before I Let GoLauren Kung Jessen - Lunar LoveDaisy Buchanan - Careering Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/23·57m 51s

Cecelia Ahern - You're Booked

This week we are incredibly excited to bring you a writing legend and, dare we say, international treasure to the podcast. It's Cecelia Ahern! Cecelia is the author of 19 books, that have sold 25 million copies in 30 languages, including PS I Love You, Where Rainbows End, The Time of My Life, How To Fall in Love, The Year I Met You, Flawed, Perfect, Lyrebird, ROAR, Postscript and Freckles. Her latest is the eagerly anticipated In a Thousand Different Ways. We talked to her about crime favourites, books that feel like a hug, perfect gift books and enormous turnips. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack HERE. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSCecelia Ahern - PS I love youCecelia Ahern - In a Thousand Different WaysAnn M. Martin - Babysitters ClubFrancine Pascal - Sweet Valley TwinsFrancine Pascal - Sweet Valley High Enid Blyton - Famous FiveCecelia Ahern - Flawed Cecelia Ahern - PerfectFrancine Pascal - Sweet Valley UniversityMarita Conlon-McKenna - Under the Hawthorn TreeSteven Levenkron - Best Little Girl in the WorldEnid Blyton - Magic Faraway TreeJames Redfield - Celestine ProphecyJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceCharlie Mackesy - The Boy The Mole The Fox and The HorseAdam Mansbach - Go the F*** to SleepJulia Donaldson - The GruffaloBJ Novak - Book With No PicturesVera Southgate - The Enormous TurnipHelen Cresswell - The PiemakersAlexander McCall Smith - The Perfect HamburgerAndrew Kaufman - The Tiny WifeAndrew Kaufman - Born WeirdAndrew Kaufman - Ticking HeartAndrew Kaufman - All My Friends are SuperheroesJames Acaster - Perfect Sound WhateverKarin Slaughter - BlindsightedLee Child - Killing FloorJane Casey - The BurningCaroline Corcoran - What Happened on Floor 34Rupi Kaur - The Sun and Her FlowersRupi Kaur - Milk and HoneyAnne Frank - Diary of a Young GirlNina Stibbe - One Day I Shall Astonish the WorldCurtis Sittenfeld - Romantic ComedyAudrey Niffenegger - Time Travellers WifeCesca Major - Maybe Next TimeGabrielle Zevin - Tomorrow and Tomorrow and TomorrowClaire Douglas - The Girls That DisappearedCiara Geraghty - Queen BeeToshikazu Kawaguchi - Before the Coffee Gets Cold Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/23·50m 41s

Nell Frizzell - You're Booked

This week, we are delighted to present a very funny, thoughtful and free-flowing conversation with a very old friend of the podcast, Nell Frizzell! We've been dreaming of having Nell appear on the show since it began, so we're delighted to finally get the chance to chat. Nell is an author, journalist and podcaster. Her first novel was the hilarious Square One, while her first book, The Panic Years, dealt with womanhood, motherhood and... panic. Her latest is Holding the Baby, a memoir on parenting that culminates in a manifesto. We talked to Nell about fantastic literary fathers, the forbidden fruit of Bridget Jones, great fictional witches and deliberately not finishing a book because you love it so much.  For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org. Details of Daisy's event in Bath with Pineapple Street author Jenny Jackson are here.BOOKSNell Frizzell - Square OneNell Frizzell - Holding the BabyNell Frizzell - The Panic YearsMelissa Fu - Peach Blossom SpringAnne Bronte - Tenant of Wildfell HallArundhati Roy - God of Small ThingsBarbara Comyns - Our Spoons Came From WoolworthsLemn Sissay - My Name is WhyJane Austen - Sense and SensibilityRob Delaney - Heart That WorksElizabeth Strout - Lucy By the SeaDavid Nichols - UsElizabeth Strout - Oh WilliamJonathan Coe - BournevilleJonathan Coe - Rotters ClubJonathan Coe - What a Carve UpKatherine Heiny - Early Morning RiserHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones's DiaryHelen Fielding - Cause CelebreJacqueline Susan - Valley of the DollsTony Bradman - Sam the Girl DetectiveKaye Umansky - PongwiffySpike Milligan - Badjelly Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas - Winnie the WitchVikram Seth - Suitable BoyVikram Seth - Equal MusicJohanna Spyri - HeidiRoald Dahl - Fantastic Mr FoxBill Bryson - Notes From a Small IslandBill Bryson - The BodyBill Bryson - Down UnderArthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock HolmesMichael Palin - Hemingway's ChairCesca Major - Maybe Next TimeNaomi Wood - Mrs HemingwayMartha Gellhorn - Travels with Myself and AnotherDervla Murphy - Wheels Within WheelsFreya Stark - Valleys of the AssassinsRosita Boland - ElsewhereMary Wollstonecraft - Letters from Sweden, Norway and DenmarkMusa Okwonga - One of ThemJilly Cooper - ClassLeo Tolstoy - Anna KareninaJilly Cooper - RidersJosie Long - Because I Don't Know What You Mean And What You Don't Jean Rhys - Voyage in the DarkNella Larsen - PassingSarah Gilmartin - Dinner PartyPhilip Larkin - Whitsun WeddingsRose Tremain - The ColourAJ Pearce - Mrs Porter CallingAJ Pearce - Dear Mrs BirdTim Burrows - Invention of EssexHenry James - The EuropeansClover Stroud - My Wild & Sleepless NightsKaty Wix - DelicacyAlice Vincent - RootboundAmy Liptrot - The InstantSteve Jones - Call TimeIan Fleming - Casino RoyaleChelsea Conaboy - Mother BrainRosie Kinchen - Ballast SeedPaul Morgan-Bentley - Equal ParentPhilip Larkin - A Girl in WinterLuiza Sauma - Everything You Ever WantedLuiza Sauma - Flesh & Bone & WaterMary Beard - Good Working Mother's Guide Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/23·1h 1m

Nikki May - You're Booked

This was so much fun! Get ready for a funny, frank and fulfilling conversation with the brilliant Nikki May! Nikki's debut novel Wahala was a former Steal of the Week and one of our favourite books in recent times. It's currently being adapted for TV and was recently shortlisted for the CWIP prize. We talked to Nikki about the problems associated with reading as a kid in Lagos, favourite food books, spies, crime and dystopias and what Nikki believes is the perfect book. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org. Visit Daisy's Instagram page to enter the Careering cover creation challenge! And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. Details of Daisy's event in Bath with Pineapple Street author Jenny Jackson are here.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - CareeringDaisy Buchanan - LimelightNikki May - WahalaEnid Blyton - Famous FiveNigella Lawson - How To Be a Domestic GoddessNigel Slater - ToastGrace Dent - HungrySue Grafton - A is for AlibiJilly Cooper - ImogenLiane Moriarty - Big Little LiesSophie Kinsella - The Secret Dreamworld of a ShopaholicIan McEwan - AtonementJade Beer - The Last Dress From ParisAgatha Christie - The Blue TrainAlistair MacLean - Ice Station ZebraJohn Le Carre - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyEnid Blyton - Malory TowersCoco Mellors - Cleopatra and FrankensteinLuke Jennings - Killing EvePatricia Highsmith - The Talented Mr RipleyMick Herron - Slow HorsesPercival Everett - The TreesPercival Everett - ErasureKiley Reid - Such a Fun AgeAnna Hope - ExpectationCandice Carty-Williams - QueenieWole Soyinka - Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on EarthChinua Achebe - Things Fall ApartOyinkan Braithwaite - My Sister the Serial KillerDamilare Kuku - Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are MadNina Stibbe - Paradise LodgeAbi Dare - The Girl with the Louding VoiceAli Smith - How To Be BothSally Rooney - Normal PeopleDelia Owens - Where Did the Crawdads SingKate Elizabeth Russell - My Dark VanessaJeanine Cummins - American DirtChimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Reith LectureDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodEmily St John Mandel - Station 11Bethany Clift - Last One at the PartyLaurie Colwin - Home CookingLaurie Colwin - More Home CookingKazuo Ishiguro - Klara and the SunKate Atkinson - Shrines of GaietyMonica Heisey - Really Good, Actually Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/23·55m 44s

Sukh Ojla - You're Booked

She's the writer of one of our favourite novels in recent times and one of the funniest people on the planet, so we are delighted to welcome Sunny author Sukh Ojla to the podcast! As well as being a fabulous novelist, Sukh is a comedian, actor and playwright. Her debut novel Sunny is a joyously funny story of love, loss and heartbreak. We talked to her about 90s cosplay, failing to impress Richard E Grant, books you must (and mustn't) read on holiday and the ongoing genius of Marian Keyes. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org. Visit Daisy's Instagram page to enter the Careering cover creation challenge! And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. Details of Daisy's event in Bath with Pineapple Street author Jenny Jackson are here.BOOKSSukh Ojla - SunnyJenny Jackson - Pineapple StreetAndrew Davidson - The GargoyleMarian Keyes - Sushi For BeginnersMarian Keyes - Last Chance SaloonElizabeth Gilbert - Eat Pray LoveElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicRavinder Randhawa - Beauty and the BeastBarbara Wersba - Fat, a Love StoryAda Calhoun - Wedding Toasts We Never GibeAda Calhoun - Why We Don't SleepBarbara Wersba - Beautiful LosersRani Manicka - The Rice MotherNell Frizzell - Holding the BabyRhik Samadder - I Never Said I Love YouAlex Smith - Paper GirlsMarian Keyes - Rachel's HolidayMarian Keyes - Again RachelMarian Keyes - Grown UpsMarian Keyes - The BreakMarian Keyes - The Other Side of the StoryLisa Jewell - Ralph's PartyBarbara Trapido - Travelling HornplayerLisa Jewell - After the PartyDavid Nicholls - UsDavid Nicholls - One DayMelvin Burgess - JunkBret Easton Ellis - American PsychoJay McInerney - Bright Lights Big CitySheryl Garratt - Adventures in WonderlandJilly Cooper - The Man Who Made Husbands JealousDawn Winter - Sedating ElaineCoco Mellors - Cleopatra and FrankensteinAlice Slater - Death of a BooksellerEmma Haughton - The SanctuaryLucy Vine - Seven Exes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/23·53m 36s

Bonnie Garmus - You're Booked

We've got Zott! Or the closest we're going to get until we can convince fictional characters to come onto the podcast. Yes, it's Lessons in Chemistry author Bonnie Garmus! Bonnie's book, about chemist turned TV cook Elizabeth Zott (and her dog Six-Thirty) has been a huge and already beloved international bestseller, translated into 39 languages and with a TV adaptation in the works. We talked to her about, unsurprisingly, dogs in literature, plus the importance of Harriet the Spy, how science could save the world in a myriad of ways and how poets have the roughest time in literature. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org. Visit Daisy's Instagram page to enter the Careering cover creation challenge! And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com.BOOKSBonnie Garmus - Lessons in ChemistryOscar Wilde - Only Dull People are Brilliant at BreakfastLouise Fitzhugh - Harriet the SpyLouise Fitzhugh - The Long SecretLeslie Brody - Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise FitzhughCharles Schulz - PeanutsFyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and PunishmentKate Baer - What Kind of WomanOcean Vuong - On Earth We're Briefly GorgeousLeo Tolstoy - Anna KareninaGustave Flaubert - Madame BovaryJoseph Heller - Catch 22Jack Kerouac - On the RoadGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchJane Austen - Sense and SensibilityDonna Tartt - Secret HistoryHanya Yanagihara - A Little LifeBarbara Kingsolver - Poisonwood BibleJohn Irving - World According To GarpSteven Pinker - RationalityKevin Wilson - Now is Not the Time to PanicKevin Wilson - Nothing to See HereCoco Mellors - Cleopatra and FrankensteinErich Remarque - All Quiet on the Western FrontEM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial LadyFern Brady - Strong Female CharacterKatherine May - Electricity of Every Living ThingNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesNancy Mitford - The Pursuit of LoveCharles Dickens - Christmas CarolLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenEd Yong - An Immense WorldEric Knight - Lassie Come HomeJim Kjelgaard - Big RedAyisha Malik - The MovementAesop - Fables Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/23·53m 53s

Katherine May - You're Booked

Hurrah! This week we're featuring an author we've trying to tempt onto the show for ages. It's the brilliant Katherine May! Katherine is the New York Times-bestselling author of Wintering which has been translated into twenty-five languages around the world, the acclaimed The Electricity of Every Living Thing and her new book Enchantment: Reawakening Wonder in an Exhausted Age. She also hosts the podcast How We Live Now in which Katherine and her guests try to access wonder and joy in a world determined to elicit exhaustion and despair. We talked to Katherine about the brilliance of Jean Rhys, the profound influence of Sylvia Plath, the genius of Adrian Mole and getting uncomfortably close to Kate Bush. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org. Visit Daisy's Instagram page to enter the Careering cover creation challenge! And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.comBOOKSKatherine May - EnchantmentKatherine May - WinteringKatherine May - The Electricity of Every Living ThingShirley Hazzard - The Transit of VenusFay Weldon - The Life and Loves of a She-DevilStephen King - CarrieClaude Tardat - A Sweet DeathAngela Carter - Nights at the CircusBen Okri - The Famished RoadMilan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of BeingMichael Ondaatje - The English PatientCharlotte Bronte - Wuthering HeightsSue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian MoleSue Townsend - The Queen and IWilly Russell - Educating RitaGeorge and Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a NobodyErich Kastner - Lotte and LisaSylvia Plath - The Bell JarSylvia Plath - Collected PoemsCarrie Fisher - Postcards From the EdgeCathy Rentzenbrink - How To Feel BetterJenny Diski - Skating to AntarcticaElizabeth Wurtzel - Prozac NationAlan Rickman - DiariesSuzanne Buffam - A Pillow BookSei Shonagon - The Pillow BookJenny Offill - Department of SpeculationJennette McCurdy - I'm Glad My Mum DiedMiki Berenyi - Fingers CrossedElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicFern Brady - Strong Female CharacterDiana Athill - StetJean Rhys - LettersJean Rhys - Wide Sargasso SeaMaggie Smith - You Could Make This Place BeautifulElissa Altman - On PermissionCookie Mueller - Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted BlackMichael Pollan - How To Change Your MindMiriam Toews - All My Puny SorrowsSylvia Townsend Warner - Lolly WillowesSylvia Townsend Warner - Winter in the Air Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/23·1h

World Book Day: No Rules Reading

Happy World Book Day! To celebrate, here's an essay Daisy wrote while working on her Pound Project book Burn Before Reading. It's about the joy and redemption associated with reading. How reading can help us understand each other and overcome difficult times. Why reading should have no rules, no judgement and no boundaries. It's there to be absorbed and relished. Enjoy!You can read the full essay on the You're Booked newsletter. Sign up by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/23·8m 43s

Kevin Wilson - You're Booked

This is such a treat! Prepare for the wise words, dulcet tones and excellent book taste of the great Kevin Wilson! Kevin is the author of the massive bestseller Nothing to See Here, The Family Fang which was turned into an acclaimed film with Nicole Kidman, the critically lauded novel Perfect Little World and two story collections Tunnelling To the Centre of the Earth and Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine and his latest, the brilliant Now is Not the Time to Panic. We talked to him about his love of British pop music, Shirley Jackson as a comfort read, a deep dive into the Babysitters Club, Ann Patchett as a writing and book selling inspiration and the emotional impact of Origami Yoda. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org. Visit Daisy's Instagram page to enter the Careering cover creation challenge!BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightDaisy Buchanan - CareeringKevin Wilson - Now is Not the Time To PanicKevin Wilson - Nothing To See HereMarjorie Kinnan Rawlings - The YearlingStephen H. Provost - The Legend of Molly BolinCS Lewis - The Chronicles of NarniaAnn M. Martin - Babysitters ClubWilliam Burroughs - Naked LunchJohn Cheever - FalconerAnn Patchett - State of WonderAnn Patchett - Bel CantoRick Riordan - Percy Jackson and the OlympiansNicola Skinner - BloomTom Angleberger - Origami YodaJennifer L. Holm - BabymouseCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseF Scott Fitzgerald - The Great GatsbyWilliam FaulknerCookie Mueller - Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted BlackJD Salinger - Catcher in the RyeJD Salinger - Franny and ZooeyJD Salinger - 9 StoriesSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleNick Hornby - High FidelityMelissa Rossi - Courtney Love: Queen of NoiseMiki Berenyi - Fingers CrossedAaron Burch - Year of the BuffaloShirley Jackson - The LotteryShirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the CastleJennifer Egan - A Visit From the Goon SquadRuth Franking - Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted LifeLaurie Colwin - Happy All the TimeLaurie Colwin - Home CookingLaurie Colwin - More Home CookingPaz Pardo - The Shamshine BlindAmanda Lohrey - The LabyrinthWill Leitch - The Time Has Come Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/23·53m 8s

Eva Rice - You're Booked

This week we're delighted to bring you an author we've been trying to tempt onto the podcast since day one. Finally, it's Eva Rice! Eva's wonderful books are mentioned frequently on the show, so we are beyond excited to present this wide-ranging conversation with her. There's a discussion about Eva's wonderful new book This Could be Everything plus the influence of her dad (legendary lyricist Sir Tim Rice) on her writing, Jesus as a teen icon, deep dives into Enid Blyton, some very exciting Jilly Cooper news and how Mellors from Lady Chatterley's Lover might be the prototype Harry Styles. Plus, as an added bonus, some music inspired by Eva's latest novel! Make sure you listen to the end of the show. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - LimelightDaisy Buchanan - CareeringEva Rice - The Lost Art of Keeping SecretsEva Rice - This Could Be EverythingHanif Kureishi - The Buddha of SuburbiaEva Rice - The Misinterpretation of Tara JuppMarianne Faithfull - FaithfullJilly Cooper - RivalsBarbara Pym - Excellent WomenNina Stibbe - One Day I Shall Astonish the WorldNina Stibbe - Love NinaTed Hughes - Collected PoemsThom Gunn - Collected PoemsStephen Sondheim - Finishing the HatAlan J Lerner - The Street Where I LiveJilly Cooper - HarrietJilly Cooper - JumpDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's LoverStephenie Meyer - TwilightEL James - 50 Shades of GreyLinda Rosenkrantz - Peter Hujar's DayEnid Blyton - Naughtiest Girl in the SchoolEnid Blyton - Malory TowersEnid Blyton - Famous FiveEnid Blyton - Secret SevenEva Rice - Who's Who in Enid BlytonEnid Blyton - Wishing ChairEnid Blyton - Magic Faraway TreeEnid Blyton - St ClaresBeatrix Potter - Peter RabbitShirley Hughes - AlfieJill Murphy - The Worst WitchKatherine Rundell - RooftoppersFrances Hodgson Burnett - Secret GardenCS Lewis - The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeLinda Dawson - Phoebe and the Hot Water BottlesDavid Peace - Red or DeadSheryl Garratt - Adventures in WonderlandGeorgina Moore - The Garnett GirlsLauren Bravo - PrelovedAnita Brookner - Hotel Du LacAnita Brookner - Look at MeNancy Mitford - The Pursuit of LoveDodie Smith - I Capture the CastleRuby Ferguson - Jill's GymkhanaNancy Mitford - Don't Tell AlfredEvelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/23·59m 3s

Fern Brady - You're Booked

We are so delighted to bring you this nourishing, fascinating and frequently hilarious conversation with comedian, podcaster, Taskmaster alumnus and now memoirist Fern Brady! Fern is an acclaimed and celebrated stand-up (currently on tour around the UK), co-hosted the BBC podcast Wheel of Misfortune with Alison Spittle and has just released the remarkable memoir Strong Female Character which covers autism, stripping and Catholicism. It's very funny. We talked to Fern about Jean Rhys, her obsession with Jeanette Winterson, memoir qualms and why teenage boys don't eat vegetables. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org.BOOKSFern Brady - Strong Female CharacterDaisy Buchanan - LimelightDaisy Buchanan - CareeringDiablo Cody - Candy GirlLisa Alther - KinflicksHolly Smales - The Cassandra ComplexSylvia Plath - The Bell JarJeanette Winterson - Oranges are Not the Only FruitJoanne Limburg - Letters to My Weird SistersJeanette McCurdy - I'm Glad My Mom DiedKaty Wix - DelicacyCurtis Sittenfeld - PrepJean Rhys - Good Morning MidnightJean Rhys - Wide Sargasso SeaDiana Athill - StetDiana Athill - Don't Look at Me Like ThatCaroline Corcoran - What Happened on Floor 34Lucy Easthope - When the Dust SettlesAugusten Burroughs - DryAugusten Burroughs - Running With ScissorsMary Karr - Art of MemoirMiki Berenyi - Fingers CrossedMarise Gaughan - TroubleIrvine Welsh - PornoRebecca Ray - A Certain AgeDH Lawrence - Women in LoveF Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the NightCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseDecca Aitkenhead - All at SeaJames Joyce - UlyssesBee Wilson - First BiteAndrea Ashworth - Once in a House on Fire Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/23·50m 28s

Tessa Hadley - You're Booked

We're back! And we can't think of a better way to kick off the new series than a fascinating conversation with one of our favourite authors: Tessa Hadley! Tessa's books are constantly being discussed on the podcast so it's an absolute honour to finally have her on the show. And what a treat it was! Tessa discusses formative children's books, being shocked by John Updike, possessing a fear of fairy tales and why every teenager needs to read Jane Eyre. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy's next book Limelight from Bookshop.org.Tessa Hadley - Free LoveDaisy Buchanan - LimelightDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringMargaret Drabble - Jerusalem the GoldenNell Dunn - Up the JunctionJonathon Green - Days in the LifeElizabeth Bowen - House in ParisGeorge Eliot - Mill on the FlossEleanor Graham - The Children Who Lived in the BarnLois Lenski - Papa SmallBrothers Grimm - Fairy TalesOscar Wilde - Happy PrinceEve Garnett - Family at One End StreetElena Ferrante - Story of a New NameAlice Munro - Open SecretsJean Plaidy - Murder Most RoyalRumer Godden - The Greengage SummerPamela Frankau - Wreath for the EnemyJane Gardam - Summer After the funeralJane Gardam - Long Way from VeronaVirginia Woolf - DiariesBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackJane Austen - PersuasionJohn Updike - CouplesJames Joyce - UlyssesGrace Metallous - Peyton PlaceKaty Wix - DelicacyCyra McFadden - The SerialArmistead Maupin - Tales of the CityHilary Mantel - Beyond BlackHilary Mantel - Giving Up the GhostGwendoline Riley - My PhantomsClaire Louise Bennett - PondPhilippa Pearce - Tom's Midnight GardenFrances Hodgson Burnett - Secret GardenJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceFrances Hodgson Burnett - A Little PrincessGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchHenry James - Wings of the DoveCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreCharlotte Bronte - VilletteJane Austen - EmmaElizabeth Taylor - A Wreath of RosesTJ Clark - If These Apples Should Fall Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/23·57m 56s

BONUS: Daisy's New Book & Competition News!

We have very special and incredibly exciting news for all You're Booked listeners. Daisy's new book Limelight will be published on June 1st by Sphere. Limelight is a story about sisterhood, sexuality, and self-esteem. It's about how we cope with living in a world which constantly tells us who we are. What happens when we stop listening and start paying attention to who we need to become? You're Booked listeners can be the very first to hear an extract from Daisy's new book and also find out how to win the chance to appear as a guest on the podcast! That's right, you could be on You're Booked! Just pre-order Limelight from Bookshop.org for a chance to win. Listen to this special bonus episode to hear all the details and good luck! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/23·7m 28s

Reading Resolutions with Sarra Manning

Kindle hacks! Reading slump fixes! Cosy reads! And a whole slew of books to look forward to in the new year! Author, book aficionado and YB favourite Sarra Manning joins us to help us with our reading resolutions. Discover the books you'll be snapping up in 2023, a few tips to get you back on the reading path if you've strayed and some excellent advice for those struggling with the classics. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our bookshop.org shop. Sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.comBOOKSDale Shaw - Help! I Think My Baby Brother is Henry the Eighth!Daisy Buchanan - CareeringDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - How to be a Grown UpDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodSarra Manning - UnstickySarra Manning - London With LoveCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseLeo Tolstoy - Anna KareninaGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchHannah Dolby - No Life For a LadyBonnie Garmus - Lessons in ChemistryNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesTina Brown - Palace PapersKate Sawyer - This FamilyKate Sawyer - The StrandingVarious - Marple: 12 New StoriesJD Salinger: For Esme With Love and SqualorSylvia Plath - Johnny Panic and the Bible of DreamsF Scott Fitzgerald - Diamond as Big as the RitzDorothy Parker - Collected StoriesVarious - FuriesDanielle Evans - The Office of Historical CorrectionsDanielle Evans - Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool SelfLucia Berlin - Manuel For Cleaning WomenPenelope Mortimer - Saturday Lunch with the BrowningsJilly Cooper - RivalsNoel Streatfeild - GemmaSarra Manning - The Rise and Fall of Becky SharpSarra Manning - Rescue MeJames Reeves - The Critical SenseSarra Manning - Guitar GirlMarian Keyes - Rachel's HolidayHolly Bourne - PretendingMilly Johnson - Together AgainMarian Keyes - Again RachelElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicAnne Lamott - Bird By BirdCatherine Newman - We All Want Impossible ThingsJojo Moyes - Someone Else's ShoesEva Rice - This Could Be EverythingCurtis Sittenfeld - Romantic ComedyKatherine Heiny - Games and RitualsKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationKatherine Heiny - Single Carefree MellowLauren Bravo - PrelovedEmily Henry - Happy PlaceBella Mackie - How To Kill Your FamilyKaty Brent - How To Kill Men and Get Away With ItAlice Slater - Death of a BooksellerRebecca F Kuang - YellowfaceJennifer Saint - AtalantaCostanza Casati - ClytemnestraKatherine Bradley - The SisterhoodIsabelle Schuler - Lady MacbethadEleanor Catton - Birnam WoodNiamh Hargan - The Break-Up ClauseSophie Irwin - A Lady's Guide to ScandalSarra Manning - The Man of Her DreamsCesca Major - Maybe Next TimeLucy Vine - Seven ExesNina Stibbe - Went to London, Took the DogNina Stibbe - Love, Nina Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/23·49m 40s

Susie Dent - You're Booked

Seasons greetings! And we can't think of anything more festive or merry-making than this glorious conversation with lexicographer, author and podcaster Susie Dent! As well as writing many books on words and language, with the latest being the brilliant An Emotional Dictionary, Susie resides in Dictionary Corner on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and hosts the podcast Something Rhymes With Purple with Gyles Brandreth. We talked to her about tricky words in Dickens, the perils of reading your own audio books, the wonder of swearing and her favourite book to give as a gift. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our bookshop.org shop. Sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.comBOOKSDale Shaw - Painfully British HaikusSusie Dent - An Emotional DictionaryCharles Dickens - Our Mutual FriendCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseTwice Upon a Time: Susie DentNoel Streatfeild - Thursday's ChildNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesFrances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret GardenFrancis Grose - The Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar TongueSamuel Johnson - Johnson's DictionaryMichele Obama - BecomingElizabeth Jane Howard - Mr WrongDaisy Buchanan - CareeringDH Lawrence - Sons and LoversDH Lawrence - Short StoriesDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's LoverJilly Cooper - HarrietStephen Sondheim - Finishing the HatLouis Macneice - Autumn JournalChristina Rossetti - Artists StudioMary Oliver - Collected PoemsLucy Ellmann - Ducks, NewburyportGyles Brandreth - Dancing By the Light of the MoonSam West - Pandemic PoemsZadie Smith - Feel FreeAnne Lamott - Almost EverythingGyles Brandreth - Elizabeth: An Intimate PortraitAlain-Fournier - La Grand MeaulnesJulian Barnes - Le Grand Meaulnes RevisitedJulian Barnes - Flaubert's Parrot Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/22·52m 29s

REBOOKED: Dolly Alderton, Ayisha Malik, Lissa Evans - You're Booked 2019 Christmas Special!

As a festive treat, we are re-sharing our 2019 Christmas special! Here's what we said the first time around...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 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 - Dear Mrs BirdStella Gibbons - Cold Comfort FarmMarilynne Robinson - GileadPL Travers - Mary PoppinsJane Austen - Mansfield ParkGeorge Saunders - Lincoln in the BardoDavid Sedaris - Santaland DiariesMarcel Proust - Remembrance of Things PastMargaret Atwood - Handmaid’s TaleMargaret Atwood - The TestamentsBernadine Evaristo - Girl, Woman, OtherJames Joyce - UlyssesHilary Mantel - Mirror and the LightHilary Mantel - Wolf HallTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the SixAnita Brookner - Hotel Du LacAnita Brookner - Look At MeBarbara Pym - Excellent WomenLiane Moriarty - Big Little LiesRoger Deakin - WaterloggedLemn Sissay - My Name is WhyLucia Berlin - Manual For Cleaning WomenDale Shaw - Painfully British Haikus Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/22·57m 25s

Emma Black - You're Booked

As a little bonus treat, we are delighted to present this glorious, nourishing conversation with the fantastic Emma Black! Emma is a hugely talented opera director, veracious reader and winner of the You're Booked auction, raising funds for Book Fuel. Emma talks about her early fascination with Anne of Green Gables, a terrible crime committed to a copy of In Cold Blood in a New Zealand youth hostel, loving Meg Wolitzer, Katherine Heiny and Curtis Sittenfeld and the books she's looking forward to next year (and much more!) If you would like to find out more or donate to National Energy Action, who are attempting to eradicate fuel poverty, then please visit NEA.org.uk. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our bookshop.org shop. Sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.comBOOKSJill Tomlinson - The Owl Who Was Afraid of the DarkJill Tomlinson - Penguin's Who Wanted To Find OutJill Murphy - Five Minutes PeaceLM Montgomery - Anne of Green GablesLM Montgomery - JournalsLM Montgomery - Anne of AvonleaEM Brent-Dyer - The Chalet SchoolEnid Blyton - Malory TowersAnn M. Martin - The Baby-Sitters ClubJK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneTruman Capote - In Cold BloodTruman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany'sTruman Capote - A Christmas MemoryDeborah Davis - Party of the CenturyKelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott - Swan SongAndy Miller - Year of Reading DangerouslyJilly Cooper - ImogenElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicMeg Wolitzer - Female PersuasionMeg Wolitzer - The WifeMeg Wolitzer - The InterestingsMeg Wolitzer - Ten Year NapEmma Straub - This Time TomorrowKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationKatherine Heiny - Single Carefree MellowMeg Mason - Sorrow and BlissBonnie Garmus - Lessons in ChemistryTaylor Jenkins Reid - Carrie Soto is Back Katy Wix - DelicacyCurtis Sittenfeld - Romantic ComedyCurtis Sittenfeld - RodhamCurtis Sittenfeld - American WifeCurtis Sittenfeld - PrepCurtis Sittenfeld - EligibleJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseCharles Dickens - Great ExpectationsCharle Dickens - David CopperfieldNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesJoanna Quinn - The Whalebone TheatreElizabeth Jane Howard - The Cazelet ChroniclesKate Atkinson - Life After LifeAmor Towles - Lincoln HighwayAmor Towles - Rules of CivilityAmor Towles - Gentleman in MoscowJonathan Coe - BournevilleJonathan Coe - Rotters Club Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/22·40m 15s

BONUS: Daisy is Careering with Ashley Audrain

As an extra pre-Christmas treat - here's the latest episode of Daisy is Careering with the bestselling author of The Push, Ashley Audrain!In this episode we speak to international bestselling author of The Push Ashley Audrain. We talk about how our family's attitudes to work and money have a dramatic impact on our own, and how many of us push our dreams aside while we try to build ourselves a safety net. Ashley generously shares information about her own career path. She talks about how writing was and is her ultimate dream job, and how easy it is for us all to make compromises that serve our anxiety – until playing it safe becomes dangerous . . . Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/22·54m 36s

AJ Pearce - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to present someone we've been attempting to lure into YB Towers for quite a while. It's AJ Pearce! We are huge fans of AJ, with Dear Mrs Bird being a previous Steal of the Week and perennial favourite, as was the equally wonderful sequel Cheerfully Yours. As you will hear, we are beyond excited to hear of a third instalment in the Emmy Lake chronicles, as AJ reveals a few tantalising nuggets about her new book. She also talks about books from the 30s and 40s, how a former You're Booked guest is her comfort read, her love of pony books and finding delight in the ordinary. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our bookshop.org shop. Sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.comBOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringAJ Pearce - Dear Mrs BirdAJ Pearce - Yours CheerfullyEM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial LadyDE Stevenson - Miss Buncles BookDE Stevenson - Miss Buncle MarriedDE Stevenson - Mrs Tim of the RegimentJoyce Denys - Henrietta's WarJoyce Denys - Henrietta Sees It ThroughRosamond Lehmann - Weather in the StreetsRosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the WaltzAngela Thirkell - Cheerfulness Breaks InFrederik Backman - A Man Called OveElizabeth Strout - Olive KitteridgeJo Thomas - Keeping a Christmas PromiseAJ Pearce - Mrs Porter CallingJulian Fellowes - Past ImperfectDorothy Whipple - High WagesCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreCatherine Gray - Unexpected Joy of the OrdinaryRuby Ferguson - Jill's GymkhanaJilly Cooper - ImogenJilly Cooper - OctaviaJilly Cooper - RidersKatie Fforde - A French AffairJill Mansell - Promise MeNina de Gramont - The Christie AffairElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicCatherine Newman - We All Want Impossible ThingsNadia Shireen - Barbara Throws a WobblerNadia Shireen - Grimwood Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/22·56m 0s

Rosa Rankin-Gee - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to welcome the fabulous (and partly Thanet based) Rosa Rankin-Gee to the podcast! Rosa is the author of the critically acclaimed The Last King of Sark and the recent blockbuster Dreamland. You can also read her work in The Paris Review, Esquire, Vogue, The Guardian, The New Yorker and many more. We talked to her about growing up in a literary family, the formative power of Adrian Mole and Louise Rennison, the pros and cons of communal reading and using poetry (and emojis) to court your beau. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our bookshop.org shop. Sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.comBOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringRosa Rankin-Gee - The Last Kings of SarkRosa Rankin-Gee - DreamlandMax Brooks - World War ZRobert C. O'Brien - Z For ZachariahGary Paulsen - HatchetCS Lewis - The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeWilliam Golding - Lord of the FliesE Nesbit - The LarkE Nesbit - Five Children and ItE L Konigsburg - From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. FrankweilerMarian Keyes - Sushi For BeginnersJRR Tolkien - Lord of the RingsJRR Tolkien - The HobbitGB Shaw - PygmalionMaggie Gee - The Ice PeopleMaggie Gee - The White FamilyDoris Lessing - Mara and DannDoris Lessing - The Fifth ChildDoris Lessing - Ben in the WorldDoris Lessing - Martha QuestDoris Lessing - Golden NotebookGeorge Saunders - A Swim in the Pond in the RainAnn Patchett - These Precious DaysZadie Smith - Feel FreeMiriam Toews - Fight NightDodie Smith - I Capture The CastleMary Oliver - Wild GeeseElena Ferrante - My Brilliant FriendLouise Rennison - Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal SnoggingSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleDavid Nicholls - UsDavid Nicholls - One DaySarra Manning - From London With LoveEva Rice - Lost Art of KeepingAlex Garland - The BeachIrvine Welsh - TrainspottingEmily St John Mandel - Sea of TranquilityHilary Mantel - Wolf HallDon Delillo - Underworld Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/22·52m 44s

Sara Cox - You're Booked

Book obsessives everywhere, rejoice! This week we are delighted to present this conversation with the brilliant author, presenter, DJ and constant inspiration Sara Cox! As well as hosting TV's premier book show Between the Covers (Tuesdays at 7pm on BBC Two) Sara is the author of the bestselling booksTill the Cows Come Home (a memoir) and Thrown (a novel). As you'll hear, she's currently working on her next novel while trying to traverse her teetering TBR pile. She also discussed her formative reads (Jilly, Jackie and Judy Blume), favourite audiobooks, inspirational reads and Jeremy Vine's saucy dalliances. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our bookshop.org shop. Sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.comBOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringSara Cox - Till the Cows Come HomeSara Cox - ThrownDouglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide To The GalaxyJoseph Heller - Catch-22Jennette McCurdy - I'm Glad My Mum DiedRaynor Winn - Salt PathAbi Dare - Girl With The Louding VoiceJane Fallon - Just Got RealAndrea Levy - Long SongKazuo Ishiguro - Remains of the DayCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseAlberto Moravia - Time of IndifferenceDavid Nichols - UsDavid Nichols - One DayJulia Whelan - My Oxford YearJulia Whelan - Thank You For ListeningWilliam Boyd - Love is BlindWilliam Boyd - Any Human HeartRob Delaney - A Heart That WorksMonica Heisey - Really Good ActuallyTom Allen - No ShameTom Allen - Too MuchDavid Mitchell - Back StoryLouis Theroux - Theroux the KeyholeAdam Buxton - Ramble BookBob Mortimer - And AwayRichard E Grant - Pocketful of HappinessSylvia Townsend Warner - Winter in the AirJilly Cooper - PoloJilly Cooper - RidersJackie Collins - VendettaJudy Blume - Are You There God, It's Me Margaret?Sue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleJeremy Vine - Diver and the LoverDavid Mitchell - Cloud AtlasGraham Norton - Forever HomeMarian Keyes - Again RachelMarian Keyes - Rachel's HolidayAnnie Mac- Mother MotherDorothy Whipple - Random CommentaryEM Delafield - Diary of Provincial LadyElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicJess Kidd - Night ShipJohn Boyne - Heart's Invisible FuriesJohn Boyne - Boy in the Striped PyjamasJohn Boyne - Echo ChamberJohn Boyne - Ladder to the Sky Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/22·58m 32s

Lucy Easthope - You're Booked

You are in for a treat! As stated during the show, this week's guest is the 'platonic ideal of a You're Booked guest'. Lucy Easthope is one of the UK's leading authorities on emergency planning, a Professor in Practice of Risk and Hazard, co-founder of the After Disaster Network and has advised on nearly every major disaster of the past two decades, including 9/11, the 7/7 bombings, Grenfell and the Covid-19 pandemic. Her book When the Dust Settles is a Sunday Times bestseller and a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. As well as taking the reader behind the scenes of disaster planning and reaction, it's also a funny and painfully moving memoir about Lucy's life. And, as you'll hear, Lucy is an absolute delight to spend some time with. Everything from Judy Blume to Louise Bagshawe are discussed, via Charles Dickens, Willy Russell, Caitlin Moran and the disaster management credentials of Enid Blyton. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our bookshop.org shop.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringLucy Easthope - When the Dust SettlesAlan Cumming - BaggageMinnie Driver - Managing ExpectationsGavin Francis - RecoveryJasper Rees - Victoria Wood: Let's Do ItMyleene Klass - They Don't Teach This at SchoolCaitlin Moran - How To Be a WomanCaitlin Moran - How To Be a GirlHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones's DiaryFrancis Hodgson Burnett - A Little PrincessJudy Blume - ForeverCharles Dickens - Christmas CarolCharles Dickens - David CopperfieldCharles Dickens - Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseCharles Dickens - Oliver TwistEnid Blyton - Famous FiveEnid Blyton - Secret SevenEnid Blyton - Brer RabbitBrian Jacques - RedwallWilly Russell - Our Day OutWilly Russell - Blood BrothersJudy Blume - Tiger EyesBeverly Cleary - RamonaElizabeth Laird - Red Sky in the MorningPatricia Cornwell - From Potter's FieldJane Austen - Collected WorksJacqueline Wilson - The Story of Tracey BeakerFrancesca Simon - Horrid HenryJane Fallon - Just Got RealMelanie Rice - Pompeii: the Day a City Was BuriedIan Schott - World Famous DictatorsSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleSue Townsend - The Queen and IDaisy Buchanan - Burn Before ReadingSheryl Sandberg - Lean InSheryl Sandberg - Option BJade Goody - Forever in My HeartIlan Kelman - Disaster By ChoiceSamantha Montano - DisasterologyGill Kernick - Catastrophe and Systemic ChangeCathy Rentzenbrink - Write It All DownLouise Bagshawe - Career GirlsMaeve Binchy - CollectionCathy Rentzenbrink - A Manual For HeartacheVal McDermid - Christmas is MurderAndrew Doig - This Mortal CoilRichard E Grant - A Pocketful of HappinessMatthew Perry - Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible ThingAlan Rickman - DiariesAnna Kent - Frontline Midwife Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/22·1h 4m

Kid Congo Powers - You're Booked

There's a true rock and roll legend entering You're Booked Towers this week and we couldn't be happier. Kid Congo Powers has played in such beloved bands as The Cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and his own Pink Monkey Birds. His astonishing new memoir Some New Kind of Kick talks about growing up queer and Mexican-American in 1970s, the glam rock and punk rock scenes, music, addiction, fandom, tragedy and fun. It's utterly compelling and sure to enter the pantheon of great music memoirs. We talked to Kid about Nick Cave's book recommendations, the power of Eve Babitz, great grudge writing, appearing in the classic film Wings of Desire and the troubling book that appeared on Lux Interior's coffee table. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our bookshop.org shop.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringCookie Mueller - Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted BlackEve Babitz - Eve's HollywoodLudwig Bemelmans - MadelineWilliam Burroughs - Naked LunchHerbert Huncke - ReaderHerbert Huncke -The Evening Sun Turned CrimsonJohn Rechy - City of NightViv Albertine - Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.Ian Hunter - Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll StarBarry Adamson - Up Above the City, Down Beneath the StarsWarren Ellis - Nina Simone's GumWreckless Eric - A Dysfunctional SuccessHarriet Evans - Going HomeDerek Raymond - I Was Dora SuarezJames Ellroy - The LA QuartetFlora Rheta Schreiber - The ShoemakerK Mason - Concentration Camp BestialityWilliam Burroughs - JunkyGeoffrey Wolff - Black SunJ. Randy Taraborrelli - Call Her Miss RossKitty Kelly - His WayAlbert Goldman - ElvisNick Tosches - Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis StoryCaryn Rose - Why Patti Smith MattersRimbaud - Collected PoemsBaudelaire - Complete PoemsFred Vermorel - StarlustJohn Rechy - Sexual OutlawRaquel Gutierrez - Brown NeonChris Womersley - The DiplomatSiri Hustvedt - What I LovedWilliam Boyd - Any Human HeartPatricia Highsmith - Ripley's Game Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/22·46m 31s

Malorie Blackman - You're Booked

National treasure alert! We are so, so honoured to bring you this conversation with legendary author, scriptwriter, multi-award winner and former children's laureate Malorie Blackman OBE. Malorie is one of Britain's best and most beloved children's authors who has written over 70 books including the acclaimed Noughts & Crosses series, which was recently turned into a hit TV series. Malorie has just released her autobiography, Just Sayin', which is wise, wonderful, distressing, hilarious and completely engrossing. Her enthusiasm for books and reading shines through this interview, as she discusses her formative years at the library, beating writers block, her love of poetry and the genius of short stories. Prepare to be inspired. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our bookshop.org shop.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringMalorie Blackman - Just Sayin'Alan Moore - V for VendettaCharles Dickens - Pickwick PapersCharles Dickens - Oliver TwistCharles Dickens - David CopperfieldCharles Dickens - Great ExpectationsCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreDaphne Du Maurier - RebeccaWilliam Shakespeare - Troilus and CressidaWilliam Shakespeare - OthelloAlice Walker - The Colour PurpleYann Martel - Life of PiOvid - MetamorphosisFelix Guirand (Ed) - New Larousse Encyclopaedia of MythologyJohn Wyndham - ChockyDaphne Du Maurier - The Blue LensesStephen King - Needful ThingsStephen King - Four Past midnightStephen King - CarrieStephen King - MiseryCharles Burns - Black HoleHans Christian Anderson - Little MermaidHolly Williams - What Time is LoveLewis Carroll - Alice in WonderlandLewis Carroll - Through the Looking GlassHilaire Belloc - Cautionary VersesGavin Ewart (Ed) - Penguin Book of Light VerseOgden Nash - Golden Trashery of Ogden NasheryJM Cohen (Ed) - A Choice of Comic and Curious VersePaula Burnett (Ed) - Penguin Book of Caribbean VerseMaya Angelou - Complete PoetryWendy Cope - Two Cures for LoveSarah Crossan - OneDean Atta - Black FlamingoMalorie Blackman - Cloud BustingMalorie Blackman - HackersAgatha Christie - The Murder of Roger AckroydVarious - MarpleToni Morrison - The Bluest EyeIsaac Asimov - I RobotGloria Naylor - Women of Brewster PlaceHomer - The OdysseyIsaac Asimov - Tales of Black WidowersDaisy Buchanan - Burn After ReadingMalorie Blackman - Noughts and CrossesMark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeRJ Palacio - WonderJudith Kerr - When Hitler Stole Pink RabbitAnne Frank - DiaryMalorie Blackman - Pig Heart BoyArt Spiegelman - MausLouis Sachar - HolesSusan Varley - Badger's Parting GiftsGarth Ennis - The BoysGarth Ennis - PreacherHayley Campbell - All the Living and the DeadRosa Parks - My StoryPaterson Joseph - The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/22·1h 2m

Amanda Owen - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to present a fascinating conversation with Amanda Owen, better known as The Yorkshire Shepherdess! Amanda is the star of the glorious, incredibly popular television series Our Yorkshire Farm, about her rural life in the Dales and also the author of five books, with the most recent being Celebrating the Seasons, about life with her family at Ravenseat Farm, plus a number of delicious recipes. Amanda told us about her collection of antiquated books on agriculture, the book that set her onto her shepherding path, the reads she has shared with her children, a couple of pleas for loaned books to be returned and an unimaginable end for her copy of Judy Blume's Forever. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our bookshop.org shop.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringAmanda Owen - Celebrating the SeasonsMary Berry - Baking BibleNigella Lawson - Howe To Be a Domestic GoddessPaul Hollywood - BreadClarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson - Ride AgainKhaled Hosseini - The Kite RunnerZadie Smith - Changing My MindJames Herriot - All Creatures Great and SmallWJ Miles - Modern Practical FarrieryJames Herriot - If Only They Could TalkJames Herriot - YorkshireJohn and Eliza Forder - Hill ShepherdEdward Boden - Black's Veterinary Dictionary Tabatha Lasley - Sea StateGillian Flynn - Gone GirlJacqueline Wilson - The Story of Tracy BeakerJeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy KidEric Carle - Very Hungry CaterpillarJames Herriot - Moses the KittenBanjo Paterson - Man from Snowy RiverMalorie Blackman - Just Sayin'Lady Diana Shedden & Lady Apsley - To Whom the GoddessKim Hamer and Phillipa Page - Sheep KeepingHannah Hauxwell - Seasons of My LifePema Chödrön - Welcoming the UnwelcomeIain R Thomson - Isolation ShepherdEdmund Cooper - Men of SwaledaleHM Fraser - History of BeekeepingCaptain John Harland - A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, YorkshireJilly Cooper - RidersJudy Blume - Forever Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/10/22·55m 56s

Lucy Foley - You're Booked

This week we are beyond delighted to present this conversation with the brilliant, bestselling Lucy Foley! Lucy is the author of the crime blockbusters The Hunting Party and The Guest List and her latest smash hit is the chart-topping The Paris Apartment. She's also contributed to the recent Marple collection, so it's no surprise that there's plenty of Christie chat during the show. There's also lots of love for Jilly Cooper, Malory Towers expectations, loving naughty heroines and unusual beach reads. Find out more about the titles mentioned at our Lucy Foley page on our bookshop.org shop.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringLucy Foley - The Paris ApartmentLucy Foley (et al) - MarpleAgatha Christie - And Then There Were NoneLucy Foley - The Hunting PartyAgatha Christie - Crooked HouseEnid Blyton - The Faraway TreeEnid Blyton - The Wishing ChairEnid Blyton - Malory TowersDodie Smith - I Capture the CastleFrances Hodgson Burnett - Little PrincessUrsula Moray Williams - Adventures of the Little Wooden HorseJill Murphy - The Worst WitchBel Mooney - Oh KittyJill Tomlinson - The Owl Who's Afraid of the DarkDr Seuss - Oh the Places You'll GoJudith McNaught - A Kingdom of DreamsJilly Cooper - RivalsJilly Cooper - PoloNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesColm Toibin - BrooklynNikki May - WahalaPatricia Highsmith - Talented Mr RipleyPolly Samson - Theatre For DreamersLouis de Bernières - Captain Corelli's MandolinCaroline Kepnes - YouVladimir Nabokov - LolitaFrancois Sagan - Bonjour TristesseOttessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and RelaxationJulia May Jonas - VladimirChris Kraus - I Love DickAgatha Christie - Sleeping MurderTruman Capote - Other Voices Other RoomsDouglas Adams. - Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyVarious - The Paris Review InterviewsPatricia Highsmith - Diaries, NotebooksDonna Tartt - Secret HistoryBret Easton Ellis - American PsychoCharmaine Wilkerson - Black CakeCoco Mellors - Cleopatra and Frankenstein Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/22·46m 46s

Meg Mason - You're Booked

If you are a regular player of You're Booked bingo, then get ready for a full house. As we can't imagine an author more perfectly on our wavelength as the brilliant Meg Mason. As well as being the writer of the bestselling phenomenon Sorrow and Bliss, Meg loves all the same books as us! So prepare yourselves for deep dives into Barbara Trapido, Nancy Mitford, Nina Stibbe, The Cazalet Chronicles and much more. Plus there's writing advice from Ann Patchett and a proposal for author led reading lists. Find out more about the titles mentioned at our Meg Mason page on our bookshop.org shop.Daisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown UpDaisy Buchanan - SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringSali Hughes - Everything is WashableMeg Mason - Sorrow and BlissKatharine Graham - Personal HistoryAntonia Fraser - Mary Queen of ScotsAntonia Fraser - Wives of Henry VIIIJan Ormerod - SunshineJane Austen - EmmaCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreEvelyn Waugh - Vile BodiesMax Porter - Grief is the Thing with FeathersJenny Offill - Dept of SpeculationBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackSheila Heti - MotherhoodNikki May - WahalaNancy Mitford - Pursuit of LoveNancy Mitford - Love in a Cold ClimateBarbara Trapido - Noah's ArkBarbara Trapido - Travelling HornplayerElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesDorothy Whipple - High WagesHanya Yanagihara - A Little LifeDostoevsky - Crime and Punishment Kate Elizabeth Russell - My Dark VanessaOttessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and RelaxationDawn Winter - Sedating ElaineJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceMarian Keyes - Rachel's HolidayJanet Frame - Owl's Do CryJanet Frame - An Angel at My TableAnn Patchett - This is a Story of a Happy MarriageAnn Patchett - These Precious DaysNina Stibbe - One Day I Shall Astonish the WorldRachel Cusk - Second PlaceAyisha Malik - The MovementMeg Mason - You Be Mother Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/22·56m 37s

Andrew Sean Greer - You're Booked

We're back! And we can think of no better way to get the new series underway than this conversation with the brilliant Andrew Sean Greer. Andrew is the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Less (a massive favourite at You're Booked Towers) and has just released a sequel, Less is Lost, which is equally hilarious, moving and thoroughly addictive. He has won numerous awards for his fiction and has contributed to The New Yorker, Esquire and The Paris Review. We talked to Andrew about the genius of Sondheim, Proustian moments, aunts in PG Wodehouse and owning Armistead Maupin's athletic equipment. Find out more about Daisy's Pound Project book Burn After Reading HERE. And find out more about all the books mentioned at our shop over at BOOKSHOP.ORGBOOKSDaisy Buchanan - Burn Before ReadingAndrew Sean Greer - LessAndrew Sean Greer - Less is LostGraham Green - Travels With My AuntMarguerite Duras - The Ravishing of Lol SteinA. B. Yehoshua - A Journey to the End of the MillenniumHerman Melville - Moby DickJohn Steinbeck - Travels with CharleyGerald Durrell - My Family And Other AnimalsRichard Adams - Watership DownRachel Ingalls - Mrs CalibanDaphne Du Maurier - RebeccaRaymond Chandler - Big SleepBeverly Cleary - FifteenBeverly Cleary - Beezus and RamonaBeverly Cleary - Henry HugginsJudy Blume - Tales of the Fourth Grade NothingCervantes - Don QuixoteJohn Updike - BechStella Gibbons - Cold Comfort FarmDostoevsky - Crime and PunishmentDostoevsky - Brothers KaramazovVladimir Nabokov - Ada or ArdourNancy Mitford - Pursuit of LoveMarian Keyes - Rachel's HolidayAgatha Christie - Collected WorksPG Wodehouse - Summer LightningPG Wodehouse - Aunts Aren't GentlemanNatalia Ginzburg - Family LexiconElena Ferrante - Neapolitan NovelsDonatella Di Pietrantonio - A Girl ReturnedSukh Ojla - SunnyVladimir Nabokov - LolitaJohn Updike - Rabbit RunPhilip Roth - Human StainBrit Bennett - Vanishing HalfTayari Jones - American Marriage Tayari Jones - Silver SparrowJoe Keenan - Blue HeavenArmistead Maupin - Tales of the CityVendela Vida - We Run the TidesDaniel Handler - Bottle GroveMurasaki Shikibu - Tale of GenjiSei Shōnagon - Pillow BookYasunari Kawabata - The Old CapitalTruman Capote - Portraits and ObservationsMike Nichols - Life Isn't EverythingJames Lapine - Putting It TogetherStephen Sondheim - Finishing the HatStephen Sondheim - Look I made a HatKaren Joy Fowler - BoothMario Levrero - The Luminous Novel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/09/22·53m 17s

We're back! Plus exciting news!

You're Booked is back! And this series is jam-packed with fabulous, unbelievable guests. And as a special treat, here's a sneak peek at just a few of them. Meg Mason discusses a surprising book that helped inform her writing style. Lucy Foley reveals the role that bonkbusters played in her life. And Andrew Sean Greer talks about funny books from childhood. Plus Daisy reveals the exciting details of her new book project. In Burn Before Reading, she explores the writers who have helped her through the toughest mental periods of her life and offers expert tips on how to cultivate your own reading habit. It's a must-read for all book lovers. BUT it is only available to order until September 27th - so head to The Pound Project to grab your copy now. CLICK HERE to get yours. You're Booked returns on September 26th with the wonderful Andrew Sean Greer. It's a conversation you won't want to miss. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/22·8m 55s

You're Booked Presents: Daisy is Careering

You're Booked is very proud to present Daisy's brand new podcast: Daisy is Careering. In Daisy is Careering, journalist and author Daisy Buchanan will be looking at one of the most complicated relationships of our lives: work. We all want to find jobs that we love, but what happens when we start to realise they are never going to love us back? How much of ourselves should we bring to our careers? What can we do when our ambition makes us feel anxious? Is there such a thing as a 'dream job'? In a series of intimate and revealing conversations, Daisy will ask her guests to explore how they navigate the highs and lows of their working lives, and how we can all survive and thrive, while making sure our professional passion doesn't turn into a bad romance. The first episode features the brilliant Emma Gannon and upcoming guests include Otegha Uwagba, Kat Brown, Natalie Lee, Bryony Gordon and many more!Find out more here: https://play.acast.com/s/daisy-is-careeringSubscribe on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/daisy-is-careering/id1613500724Subscribe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7638p9LSgdDSvRJgO3wXOjThe podcast accompanies Daisy's latest novel, Careering.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/22·9m 41s

Adele Parks - You're Booked

This week we are infinitely excited to present the bestselling literary phenomenon Adele Parks to You're Booked! Since releasing her first novel Playing Away in 2000, Adele has released a book a year with her latest the critically acclaimed Both of You. She is one of the biggest-selling women’s fiction writers in the UK, with 4 million books sold and her work translated into more than 30 languages. We talked to her about library love, Enid Blyton, formative reads, literary giants you wouldn't ask to dinner and the books that literally made Adele faint.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringAdele Parks - Playing AwayAdele Parks - Both of YouJackie Collins - Lady BossShirley Conran - LaceVC Andrews - Flowers in the AtticJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen - EmmaBret Easton Ellis - American PsychoDorothy Parker - Best OfGill Sims - Why Mummy SwearsEvelyn Waugh - Handful of DustEvelyn Waugh - Vile BodiesHarper Lee - To Kill a MockingbirdMarian Keyes - Rachel's HolidayAndrew O'Hagan - MayfliesAdele Parks - Young Wives talesAdele Parks - Lies Lies LiesGraeme Simsion - The Rosie EffectCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreEM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial LadyAmanda Jennings - The HavenLucy Foley - The Paris ApartmentEnid Blyton - Magic Faraway TreeEnid Blyton - Wishing ChairEnid Blyton - Mallory TowersEnid Blyton - St Clare'sEnid Blyton - In the FifthEnid Blyton - Naughty Amelia JaneJessica Fellowes - The Mitford MurdersAbigail Dean - Girl AMeg Mason - Sorrow and BlissKate Atkinson - Behind the Scenes of the MuseumAlice Walker - The Color Purple Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/21·1h 6m

Susanna Clarke - You're Booked

This week we are truly honoured to welcome the legendary Susanna Clarke to You're Booked! Her debut novel was the beloved Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell which was longlisted for the Booker Prize and won the British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. Her short story collection The Ladies of Grace Adieu, set in the world of Jonathan Strange, followed in 2006. Her latest is Piranesi, a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, and winner of this year's Women's Prize for Fiction. We talked to her about the lure of the library, reading and running away, magic, mysterious narrators and there's even a few bonus Christmas gift ideas!BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - CareeringDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableSusanna Clarke - Ladies of Grace AdieuSusanna Clarke - Jonathan Strange & Mr. NorrellSusanna Clarke - PiranesiCS Lewis - Chronicles of NarniaReginald Hill - A Clubbable WomanJane Austen - SanditonThomas Lovell Beddoes - AnthologyJohn Irving - The World According To GarpRosemary Sutcliffe - Eagle of the NinthCynthia Harnett - The Great HouseBarbara Leonie Picard - Ransom For a KnightRuth Manning Sanders - Book of DwarvesJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceJRR Tolkien - Lord of the RingsUrsula K Le Guin - Wizard of EarthseaWilliam Shakespeare - Henry IV, Part 1Nancy Mitford - Pursuit of LoveWilliam Shakespeare - HamletAA Gill - Pour MeAlbert Camus - The PlagueJoan G Robinson - CharleyWilliam Shakespeare - The TempestWilliam Shakespeare - King LearJane Austen Sense and SensibilityDorothy L Sayers - Strong PoisonEM Delafield - Dairy of a Provincial LadyAnne Lister - The Secret DiariesAnthony Horowitz - Foyles WarAnthony Horowitz - The Word is MurderChris Packham - Fingers in the Sparkle JarElizabeth Kostova - The Historian Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/21·53m 20s

Janina Matthewson - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to peruse the bookshelves of author, performer and podcaster Janina Matthewson! Janina created the acclaimed novel Of Things Gone Astray and co-created the Welcome to Night Vale affiliated podcast Within the Wires. Her latest book, co-written with Night Vale creator Jeffrey Cranor is You Feel It Just Below the Ribs. We talked to her about Bridget Jones picnics, suitable Jane Austen husbands, Susanna Clarke, Sarah Perry and the power of the Princess Diaries.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - CareeringDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableJanina Matthewson - Of Things Gone AstrayJanina Matthewson & Jeffrey Cranor - You Feel It Just Below the RibsPatricia Lockwood - PriestdaddySarah Perry - MelmothPatricia Lockwood - No One is Talking About ThisMeg Cabot - Princess DiariesSarah Perry - Essex SerpentSarah Perry - After Me Comes the FloodAgatha Christie - Short StoriesAgatha Christie - Death on the NilesWiti Ihimaera - The Whale RiderLynley Dodd - Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy Patricia Grace - PotikiElizabeth Knox - The Vintner's LuckElizabeth Knox - The Absolute BookAli Smith - How To Be BothDonna Tarrt - The Secret HistoryEva Ibbotson - The Song for SummerEva Ibbotson - The Secret CountessJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceMaeve Binchy - Circle of FriendsMaeve Binchy - Evening ClassMaeve Binchy - Tara RoadBrit Bennett - The Vanishing HalfJulia Quinn - BridgertonBryan Lee O'Malley - Scott PilgrimAka Akasaka - Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Anita Brookner - FraudHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones's DiaryJane Austen - Northanger AbbeyMichael Crichton - Jurassic ParkJane Austen - Sense and SensibilityJean Webster - Daddy-Long-LegsStephen King - JoylandStephen King - On WritingStephen King - The ShiningDaphne Du Maurier - RebeccaDouglas Adams - Hitchhikers Guide to the GalaxyTerry Pratchett - Small GodsTerry Pratchett - The HogfatherTom Robbins - Still Life With WoodpeckerFannie Flagg - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop CafeCassandra Peterson - Yours Cruelly, ElviraAllena Hansen - Chomp Chomp ChompVarious - Make More NoiseMark Manson - Subtle Art of Not Giving a FuckSarah Knight - Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a FuckIsabel Allende - Daughter of FortuneIsabel Allende - House of the SpiritsIsabel Allende - PaulaDiana Wynne Jones - Howl's Moving CastleSusanna Clarke - Ladies of Grace AdieuSusanna Clarke - Jonathan Strange & Mr. NorrellSusanna Clarke - PiranesiLouis de Bernieres - Captain Corelli's MandolinHenry James - Complete Short StoriesCS Lewis - The Last Battle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/21·55m 37s

Sophia Money-Coutts - You're Booked

This week we present a cosy fireside chat in the fabulous home of journalist, presenter and author Sophia Money-Coutts! Sophia is the former features editor at Tatler, Daily Telegraph columnist and the author of the bestselling comedies What Happens Now, The Plus One, The Wish List and her latest, the hilarious Did You Miss Me? We talked to her about interview technique, Roald Dahl's curious desserts, the joy of PG Wodehouse and, for the first time in You're Booked history, a special guest (and former guest) drops in!BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringSophia Money-Coutts - Did You Miss Me?Maggie O'Farrell - HamnetCurtis Sittenfeld - American WifeElizabeth MacNeal - Doll FactoryElizabeth MacNeal - Circus of WondersSarah Waters - Tipping the VelvetSarah Waters - FingersmithLynn Barber - Mostly MenRoald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryRoald Dahl - MatildaRoald Dahl - James and the Giant PeachLaura Freeman - Reading CureCharles Dickens - Christmas CarolEvanna Lynch - Opposite of Butterfly HuntingElizabeth Graham - Vision of LoveLindsay Armstrong - SpitfireSally Wentworth - Man For HireElizabeth Graham - Highland GatheringSarah Ferguson - Heart For a CompassSally Rooney - Normal PeopleMarian Keyes - Rachel's HolidayRobinne Lee - Idea of YouNancy Mitford - Don't Tell AlfredSarah Winman - Still LifeSarah Winman - When God was a RabbitMeg Mason - Sorrow and BlissSarah Winman - Tin ManLaurie Colwin - Happy All the TimeLaurie Colwin - Family HappinessJilly Cooper - OctaviaJilly Cooper - RidersNaoise Dolan - Exciting TimesLucy Deedes - Little Book of MarmaladeCrispin Latymer - Where the Ocean Meets the SkyKatherine Heiny - Early Morning RiserKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationKatherine Heiny - Single Carefree MellowRachel Lehmann-Haupt - In Her Own Sweet TimePG Wodehouse - Jeeves in the OffingPG Wodehouse - Blandings CastleF Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the Night Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/21·58m 57s

Miranda Cowley Heller - You're Booked

This week we're delighted to present this fun and fascinating conversation with author and producer Miranda Cowley Heller! After a career in publishing and head honcho at HBO, Miranda's debut novel The Paper Palace has been a runaway bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon book club pick and is now being adapted as a TV mini-series. We talked to her about parenting in the 1970s, classic kids books, dream adaptations and naughty Victorian reads.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringMiranda Cowley Heller - The Paper PalaceSally Rooney - Normal PeopleLaurie Colwin - Family HappinessJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceF Scott Fitzgerald - The Great GatsbyF Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the NightMary Renault - The King Must DieMary Renault - The Bull From the SeaHarper Lee - To Kill a MockingbirdTheodore Dreiser - Sister CarrieCarson McCullers - The Heart is a Lonely HunterMark Twain - Huckleberry FinnHarriet Beecher Stowe - Uncle Tom's CabinCurtis Sittenfeld - American WifeWalter - My Secret LifeGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchJRR Tolkien - Lord of the RingsVarious - Illustrated Fairy TalesAda Calhoun - Why We Can't SleepThe Editors - The Incomplete Framley ExaminerMario Puzo - The GodfatherGarth Williams - The Rabbit's WeddingJane Austen - PersuasionThomas Hardy - Far From the Madding CrowdStephenie Meyer - TwilightNancy Mitford - The Pursuit of LoveJoan Aiken - Wolves of Willoughby ChaseJoan Aiken - Necklace of RaindropsJames Fenimore Cooper - Last of the MohicansAlexander Dumas - Three MusketeersElizabeth George Speare - Witch of Blackbird PondScott O'Dell - Island of the Blue DolphinsFrances Hodgson Burnett - A Little PrincessFrances Hodgson Burnett - Secret GardenFrances Hodgson Burnett - Little Lord FauntleroyCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreEmily Bronte - Wuthering HeightsDiana Gabaldon - OutlanderWinston Graham - PoldarkMM Kaye - Far PavilionsAnthony Doerr - All the Light We Cannot SeeAli Smith - AutumnJames Salter - Light YearsJames Salter - A Sport and a PastimeJames and Kay Salter - Life is Meals Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/21·54m 51s

Dave Eggers - You're Booked

This week we're delighted to present this late night, transatlantic phone chat with the legendary Dave Eggers! Dave is the author of many books including The Circle, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, and The Museum of Rain. His latest if the tech satire The Every. He's also the founder of publishing house McSweeney's and co-founder of 826 National, a network of youth writing and tutoring centres around America. We talked to him about avoiding The Plague, deep-diving into Melville, timeless kids books and who the funniest writer in the world happens to be.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - Insatiable Daisy Buchanan - CareeringDave Eggers - Heartbreaking Work...Dave Eggers - The EveryDave Eggers - The CircleAlbert Camus - The PlagueHerman Melville - Selected WritingHerman Melville - Moby DickFrank Herbert - DuneWalter Wangerin - Book of the Dun CowRichard Adams - Watership DownJason Reynolds - Long Way DownL Frank Baum - Wizard of OzHugh Lofting - Dr DolittleRobert Louis Stevenson - Treasure IslandFlorence and Richard Atwater - Mr Poppers PenguinsSE Hinton - The OutsidersBeverley Cleary - Beezus and RamonaKenneth Grahame - Wind in the WillowsEB White - Trumpet of the SwanEB White - Charlotte's WebKatherine Ryan - The AudacityEB White - LettersEB White - One Man's MeatKurt Vonnegut - God Bless You, Mr. RosewaterJohn Brandon - Ivory ShoalsPeter Ferry - Old HeartVendela Vida - We Run The TidesLorrie Moore - Who Will Run Frog HospitalLorrie Moore - Birds of AmericaRichard Russo - Straight ManNick Hornby - How To Be Good Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/21·40m 47s

Lindsey Kelk - You're Booked

This week we're delighted to present this frank, funny and thoroughly entertaining chat with author, journalist and podcaster Lindsey Kelk! Lindsey is the bestselling author of the I Heart series of books, plus In Case You Missed It, One in a Million and her latest On a Night Like This. Lindsey also co-hosts the beauty podcast, Full Coverage, and Tight and Fights, a wrestling podcast, We talked to her about James Herbert issues, the importance of Paula Danziger, a variety of vampires and the genius of Marian Keyes.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringLindsey Kelk - On a Night Like ThisMary-Kate & Ashley Olsen - Style SecretsDonna Tartt - Secret HistoryJames Herbert - Magic CottageBarbara Taylor Bradford - Woman of SubstanceVC Andrews - HeavenVC Andrews - Flowers in the AtticLindsey Kelk - I Heart New YorkBrett Easton Ellis - American PsychoLorrie Moore - Collected StoriesGillian McAllister - That NightMhairi McFarlane - Last NightFrancine Pascal - Sweet Valley HighCharlaine Harris - Dead Until DarkStephenie Meyer - TwilightErin Sterling - Ex HexEmily Henry - Beach ReadKM Jackson - How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 DaysSarah Macleane - BombshellClare Finney - Female ChefMegan Abbott - Dare MeMegan Abbott - TurnoutAndie J Christopher - Hot Under His CollarPaula Danziger - Remember Me To Harold SquarePaula Danziger - Pistachio PrescriptionPaula Danziger - Cat Ate My Gym SuitMarian Keyes - Last Chance SaloonHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones's DiaryMarian Keyes - WatermelonLauren Weisberger - Devil Wears PradaCaitlin Moran - How To Be a WomanMarian Keyes - Grown UpsKathleen Tessaro - EleganceCurtis Sittenfeld - RodhamKazuo Ishiguro - Klara and the SunKazuo Ishiguro - Buried GiantKazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/21·1h

Yrsa Daley-Ward - You're Booked

It's our 100th episode! Sort of - we may have slightly lost count. But there is still plenty of cause for celebration as we are in the company of poet, author, memoirist and actor Yrsa Daley-Ward! Her poetry collection Bone was widely acclaimed while her memoir The Terrible won the PEN/Ackerley Prize. She co-wrote Black Is King with Beyonce and her latest book is The How described as "a gratifying exploration of the self". We talked to her about the best books to listen to, the genius of Jeanette Winterson, finding books on stoops and books that induce calm.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringYrsa Daley-Ward - The TerribleYrsa Daley-Ward - The HowJeanette Winterson - Oranges Are Not the Only FruitJeanette Winterson - Written on the BodyHelen Oyeyemi - Boy Snow BirdJonathan Swift - Gulliver's TravelsJenny Slate - Little WeirdsTa-Nehisi Coates - Between the World and MeHelen Oyeyemi - PeacesSpike Milligan - Collected PoetryRolad Dahl - James and the Giant PeachRoger McGough - Collected PoteryVātsyāyana - Kama SutraAlice Walker - Colour PurpleAlice Walker - By the Light of my Father's SmileToni Morrison - SulaToni Morrison - BelovedJeanette Winterson - Sexing the CherrySamantha Hunt - The SeasPhyllis Grant - Everything is Under ControlAnnie Dillard - Pilgrim at Tinker CreekHanya Yanagihara - A Little LifeOcean Vuong - On Earth We're Briefly GorgeousKiese Laymon - HeavyPatricia Lockwood - No One is Talking About ThisSamantha Hunt - The Dark DarkAlice Walker - Collected StoriesCarmen Maria Machado - Her Body and Other PartiesCarmen Maria Machado - In The Dream HouseAkwaeke Emezi - Death of Vivek OjiAkwaeke Emezi - Fresh WaterKevin Wilson - Nothing To See Here Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/21·57m 35s

Helen Oyeyemi - You're Booked

This week we're delighted to share this wonderful, nourishing conversation with novelist, playwright and short story writer Helen Oyeyemi! Helen's debut, The Icarus Girl was called "a masterly first novel" by the New York Times. White is For Witching won a Somerset Maugham Award, while What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours won the PEN Open Book Award. Her latest novel is the eagerly anticipated Peaces. We talked to her about rereading Little Women, Emily Dickinson's jokes, unreliable memoirists and bunking off school to read Ali Smith.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringHelen Oyeyemi - PeacesAli Smith - Hotel WorldE Nesbit - Five Children and ItAlbert Camus - PlagueHerman Melville - Moby DickPG Wodehouse - Jeeves & WoosterZdeněk Jirotka - SaturninMrs Beeton - Book of Household ManagementEM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial LadyCharles Reznikoff - TestimonyFélix Fénéon - Novel in Three LinesTessa Dare - When a Scot Ties the KnotKristi Coulter - Nothing Good Can Come From ThisF Scott Fitzgerald - Great GatsbyJD Salinger - Catcher in the RyeEmily Dickinson - LettersLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenMargaret Atwood - TestamentsMargaret Atwood - Handmaid's TaleBenjamin Moser - Susan SontagSigrid Nunez - Sempre SusanSigrid Nunez - What Are You Going ThroughSigrid Nunez - The FriendSusan Sontag - Against InterpretationDiana Vreeland - DVVisit @YBooked on Twitter for the full list Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/21·52m 10s

Lucy Mangan - You're Booked

This week we're delighted to chat to author and journalist Lucy Mangan! Lucy's book Bookworm has been discussed many times on the show and is a firm favourite in YB Towers. Her new novel Are We Having Fun Yet? is fun, furious and unforgettable. We talked to her about reading epiphanies, the literary merits of Les Dawson, quintessential children's books and finding writing solace in Ikea. BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringLucy Mangan - BookwormLucy Mangan - Are We Having Fun Yet?Margaret Mitchell - Gone With the WindPatrick Ness - Knife of Never Letting GoPhilippa Pearce - Tom's Midnight GardenNorton Juster - Phantom TollboothGwen Grant - Private Keep OutE Nesbit - Five Children and ItEve Garnett - Family From One End StreetEve Garnett - Further AdventuresEve Garnett - Holiday At The Dew Drop InnMaeve Binchy - Light a Penny CandleMaeve Binchy - Circle of FriendsNorah Lofts - House at Old VineRose Allatini - Despised & RejectedHelen Hull - Heat LightningDorothy Whipple - Young AnneDorothy Whipple - They Knew Mr KnightDorothy Whipple - Someone at a DistanceAnne Brontë - Tenant of Wildfell HallAnita Brookner - Start in LifeRosamond Lehmann - Invitation To the WaltzEmma Jane Unsworth - After the StormLes Dawson - Come Back With the WindPG Wodehouse - Jeeves & WoosterWodehouse - Indiscretions of Archie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/21·54m 39s

Ben Okri - You're Booked

This week we are honoured to talk to globally acclaimed author, poet, screenwriter and Booker prize winner Ben Okri OBE! Ben has won numerous awards and honorary doctorates for his fiction and poetry and is considered one of the foremost African authors of the modern era. We talked to Ben about the meaning of being, the character of Walt Whitman, the idea of comfort reading and the importance of reading to our humanity.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringBen Okri - The Famished RoadBen Okri - Every Leaf a HallelujahMarcel Proust - Swann’s WayMarcel Proust - In the Shadow of Young Girls in FlowerMarcel Proust - The Guermantes WayMarcel Proust - Sodom and GomorrahMarcel Proust - The PrisonerMarcel Proust - The FugitiveMarcel Proust - Time RegainedPlato - The RepublicAristotle - Complete WorksHomer - The OdysseyHomer - The IliadAna Sampson (Ed) - WonderStendahl - La Chartreuse de ParmePaul Zweig - Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman - Leaves of GrassOlivia Laing - The Lonely CityTS Eliot - The Waste LandAlbert Camus - The Plague Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/21·46m 50s

Tilly Fitzgerald - You're Booked

We're preparing a brand new season of YB - but as a delicious taster, enjoy this wonderful conversation with avid reader, book blogger and lover of all things literary Tilly Fitzgerald AKA TillyLovesBooks (on all branches of social media). We were delighted when Tilly got involved with our Books to Nourish auction, raising funds for Fareshare, a charity fighting hunger and food waste - if you can, please do contribute to this fantastic cause at fareshare.org.uk. We talked to Tilly about antipodean authors, books that make you cry, great books for kids and tackling the TBR pile.BOOKSMaggie O’Farrell - HamnetClare Chambers - Small PleasuresCharlotte Wood - The WeekendAnna Hope - ExpectationEva Carter - How To Save a LifeLucy Ellmann - Ducks, NewburyportHanya Yanagihara - A Little LifeAbi Dare - Girl With the Louding VoicePeace Adzo Medie - His Only WifeCathy Rentzenbrink - Everyone is Still AliveElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesMarian Keyes - Rachel’s HolidayMarian Keyes - Again RachelFiona Scarlett - Boys Don’t CryArmistead Maupin - Days of Anna MadrigalLaurie Colwin - Happy All the TimeSarah Winman - Still LifeSarah Winman - Tin ManJohn Boyne - Heart’s Invisible FuriesJohn Boyne - Echo ChamberSally Rooney - Normal PeopleSally Rooney - Beautiful World Where Are YouTiffany McDaniel - BettyJanice Hallett - The AppealCatriona Ward - Last House on Needless StreetFran Lebowitz - Reader Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/21·1h

Isy Suttie - You're Booked

This week we are beyond delighted to welcome the brilliant and hilarious Isy Suttie to You’re Booked towers! Isy is a comedian, actor and the author of a memoir The Actual One and the wonderful novel Jane is Trying. We talked to her about eating mince, thriller addiction, the pain of rereading and getting a boy to buy you Forever.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableIsy Suttie - Jane is TryingIsy Suttie - The Actual OneSara Pascoe - AnimalSue Miller - The Good MotherBev Thomas - A Good Enough MotherLouise Doughty - Apple Tree YardSteig Larsson - Girl With the Dragon TattooErin Kelly - He Said She SaidLiz Nugent - Skin DeepErin Kelly - Burning AirRuth Rendell - Judgement in StoneWill Dean - Last Thing To BurnJohn Yorke - Into The Woods Libbie Hawker - Take Off Your Pants!Lisa Jewell - Ralph’s PartyFiona Walker - French RelationsLisa Jewell - Family UpstairsShari Lapena - Couple Next DoorJudy Blume - Then Again Maybe I Won’tJohn Fowles - The MagusSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleNancy Mitford - Pursuit of LoveF Scott Fitzgerald - Great GatsbyF Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the NightDavid Nicholls - UsDavid Nicholls - One DayTheodore Dreiser - Sister CarrieRachel Edwards - LuckyJudy Blume - ForeverJudy Blume - Are You There God It’s Me MargaretJoseph Heller - Catch 22Nina Stibbe - Love NinaSharon Osbourne - UnbreakableEL James - 50 Shades of GreyEnid Blyton - Malory TowersEnid Blyton - Enchanted WoodKaty Wix - DelicacyLucy Vine - Bad Choices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/21·1h 1m

Otegha Uwagba - You're Booked

For our series finale, we are thrilled to present this conversation with author, podcaster and all-round inspiration Otegha Uwagba! Otegha is the author of the bestselling career guide Little Black Book and the essay collection Whites: On Race and Other Falsehoods which was picked as one of the Guardian’s Books of The Year. Her latest book is the memoir We Need To Talk About Money. We talked to her about Enid Blyton deep cuts, books about families, jumping aboard the Ferrante bandwagon and why some books are like catnip.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableOtegha Uwagba - Little Black BookOtegha Uwagba - Whites: On Race and Other FalsehoodsOtegha Uwagba - We Need To Talk About MoneyJodi Kantor and Megan Twohey - She SaidEnid Blyton - Famous FiveEnid Blyton - Secret SevenEnid Blyton - Five Find-OutersCS Lewis - Chronicles of NarniaJK Rowling - Harry PotterMary Wesley - Sensible LifeElena Ferrante - Lying Life of AdultsElena Ferrante - Neapolitan QuartetGerald Durrell - My Family and Other AnimalsElaine Castillo - America is Not the HeartJulian Fellowes - SnobsKatherine Heiny - Single Carefree MellowDolly Alderton - Everything I Know About LoveMeg Mason - Sorrow and BlissMeg Wolitzer - The InterestingsMeg Wolitzer - The Female PersuasionDeborah Levy - Real EstateDeborah Levy - Cost of LivingLisa Taddeo - Three WomenAlain de Botton - Course of LoveAda Calhoun - Wedding Toasts I’ll Never GiveChimamanda Ngozi Adichie - AmericanahTorrey Peters - Detransition Baby Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/21·48m 32s

Nick Hornby - You're Booked

This week we welcome a genuine literary legend to YB: Nick Hornby! Nick is the bestselling author of eight novels, including High Fidelity, About a Boy and, most recently, Just Like You. He’s also published non-fiction such as Fever Pitch, and has written numerous award-winning screenplays for film and television including Brooklyn, Wild and Love Nina. We talked to him about Rin Tin Tin, the pain of rereading, the definition of a classic and why his dad kept Fanny Hill in his boot.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableNick Hornby- Just Like YouMarilynne Robinson - GileadMarilynne Robinson - HousekeepingLucy Ellmann - Ducks NewburyportGeoffrey Willans - Compleet MolesworthSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleAlbert Camus - The StrangerZadie Smith - White TeethMartin Amis - MoneyNick Hornby - Fever PitchEM Forster - Passage To IndiaGeorge Orwell - EssaysCharles Dickens - David CopperfieldCharles Dickens - Great ExpectationsJoseph Heller - Catch 22Nina Stibbe - Love NinaPaul Ewen - Francis PlugGeorge & Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a NobodyAuberon Waugh - Diaries 72-76Nick Hornby - Stuff I’ve Been ReadingDavid Kynaston - Austerity BritainPG Wodehouse - LettersAngus Calder - Myth of the BlitzRickie Lee Jones - Last Chance TexacoJane Allen - I Lost My Childish LaughterMark Harris - Mike NicholsCarter & Kashner - Mike Nichols: Life Isn't EverythingNora Ephron - Crazy SaladMark Harris - Pictures at a RevolutionTracey Thorn - My Rock and Roll FriendDaniel Coffield - Tales From the Colony RoomStefan Kanfer - Lucille BallSusan Orlean - Rin Tin TinSusan Orlean - Library BookEve Babitz - Eve’s HollywoodMary Ann Shaffer - Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyTannenbaum & Marks - I Want My MTVLucy Mangan - BookwormFrancis Spufford - Child That Books BuiltJohn Cleland - Fanny HillDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s LoverErich Kästner - Emil and the DetectivesErich Kästner- Lottie and LisaAnne Tyler - Dinner at the Homesick RestaurantAnn Patchett - Dutch HouseGayl Jones - PalmaresJonathan Wilson - History of Football TacticsDean Windass - Deano Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/21·53m 56s

Olivia Laing - You're Booked

This week we are thrilled to present an illuminating chat with one of our favourite all-time writers: Olivia Laing! Olivia is the author of To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring, The Lonely City and Funny Weather. Her novel Crudo was a Sunday Times bestseller, a New York Times notable book, shortlisted for the Goldsmiths and Gordon Burn Prizes and winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her latest book is Everybody: A Book About Freedom. We talked to her about Warhol’s wigs, Kathy Acker as a teenage totem, Jilly Cooper revelations and a Henry James slam courtesy of John Cheever.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableOlivia Laing - Lonely CityOlivia Laing - Funny WeatherOlivia Laing - CrudoOlivia Laing - EverybodyCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchJilly Cooper - ImogenJilly Cooper - Man Who Made Husbands JealousJane Austen - PersuasionJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreWilliam Burroughs - The Cat InsideKathy Acker - Great ExpectationsJD Salinger - Nine StoriesTH White - Once and Future KingSiri Hustvedt - What I LovedDerek Jarman - Modern NatureDerek Jarman - ChromaPatricia Highsmith - Talented Mr RipleyPatricia Highsmith - Ripley Under GroundOlivia Laing - Trip to Echo SpringJessica Anya Blau - Mary JaneTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the SixHermione Lee - Virginia WoolfAndy Warhol - DiariesTina Brown - DiariesLinda Rosenkrantz - TalkAndy Warhol - AJosephine Tey - Franchise AffairMargery Allingham - Crime at Black DudleyLen Deighton - Ipcress FileLen Deighton - Horse Under WaterLen Deighton - SS-GBChristopher Isherwood - Goodbye to BerlinElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesDenton Welch - Maiden VoyageAnthony Powell - Dance To The Music of TimeRosamond Lehmann - Invitation To The WaltzRosamond Lehmann - Weather in the StreetsDodie Smith - I Capture the CastleLucy M. Boston - Green KnoweDodie Smith - 101 DalmationsDodie Smith - Look Back With LoveHenrietta Moraes - HenriettaDarren Coffield - Tales From the Colony Room Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/21·51m 39s

Clare Chambers - You're Booked

This week we’re delighted to welcome the author of one of our favourite novels of recent times Clare Chambers! Clare’s novel Small Pleasures was a Women’s Prize nominee and a book of the Year in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Daily Express, Metro and many more and beloved over here at You’re Booked towers. We talked to her about Katherine Heiny, out of print revelations, slow reading and using Nina Stibbe as a friendship barometer.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableClare Chambers - Small PleasuresAmor Towles - Gentleman in MoscowAnn Patchett - Bel CantoTara Westover - EducatedJeannette Walls - Glass CastleGerald Durrell - My Family and Other AnimalsNina Stibbe - Love NinaLaura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the PrairieJane Austen - Northanger AbbeyCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreAlexander Dumas - Count of Monte ChristoThomas Hardy - Mayor of CasterbridgeThomas Hardy - Return of the NativeThomas Hardy - Tess of the d’UrbervillesThomas Hardy - Far From the Madding CrowdAlain-Fournier - Grand Meaulnes Jane Austen - PersuasionPaulette Jiles - News of the WorldTayari Jones - American MarriageTayari Jones - Silver SparrowCharles Palliser - Quincunx Katherine Heiny - Early Morning RiserKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationWinifred Holtby - South RidingJosephine Tey - Franchise AffairJosephine Tey - Brat FarrarElizabeth Jane Howard - Mr WrongIngrid Persaud - Love After LoveZoe Pilger - Eat My Heart OutMichael Frayn - Towards the End of the MorningMarian Keyes - Sushi For BeginnersMarika Cobbold - On Hampstead HeathRC Sherriff - Fortnight in SeptemberRonan Hession - Leonard and Hungry PaulDorothy Baker - Cassandra at the WeddingAnna Hope - ExpectationClaire Lombardo - Most Fun We Ever HadMaria Semple - Where'd You Go BernadetteShirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the CastleShirley Jackson - Life Among the SavagesElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesAlan Wildsmith - Summer at 45 AcresDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s LoverJilly Cooper - RidersJilly Cooper - RivalsJilly Cooper - ImogenJilly Cooper - HarrietJilly Cooper - PrudenceLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenCathleen Schine - Love LetterCathleen Schine - They Do Not Mean To But They DoCathleen Schine - Grammarians Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/21·57m 36s

Elizabeth Uviebinené - You're Booked

This week, we're delighted to sit down and chat with the multi-award winning author, speaker, podcaster and Financial Times columnist Elizabeth Uviebinené! Elizabeth's first book was the groundbreaking Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, co-written with her best friend Yomi Adegoke. She also co-edited Loud Black Girls with Yomi and co-presented Slay in Your Lane: The Podcast. Her latest book is The Reset, a fundamental rethink of how we work and live. We talked to her about the genius of Jacqueline Wilson, the fun of delving into awkward subjects and reading Danielle Steel on the bus.BOOKSElizabeth Uviebinené - The ResetElizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke - Slay In Your LaneElizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke - Loud Black GirlsSheryl Sandberg - Lean InCaleb Azumah Nelson - Open WaterJacqueline Wilson - Dustbin BabyJacqueline Wilson - Suitcase KidDanielle Steel - The PromiseTasmina Perry - Gold DiggersTasmina Perry - Daddy's GirlsTasmina Perry - Guilty PleasuresLouise Bagshawe - Career GirlsTilly Bagshawe - AdoredJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceJonathan Coe - House of SleepSophie Kinsella - Undomestic GoddessMalcolm Gladwell - OutliersMalcolm Gladwell - Tipping PointMalcolm Gladwell - BlinkJilly Cooper - Man Who Made Husbands JealousSophie Mort - Manual For Being HumanOtegha Uwagba - We Need to Talk About MoneyClare Seal - Real Life Money Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/21·47m 7s

Esther Freud - You're Booked

This week we're delighted to welcome the legendary novelist, playwright, performer, journalist and teacher Esther Freud to You're Booked. Esther is the author of nine novels, her first Hideous Kinky was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize and turned into a hit film starring Kate Winslet. Her latest is the captivating I Couldn't Love You More. We talked to her about the pain of book gifting, the genius of Jean Rhys, the power of poetry and the hilarity of Maria Semple.BOOKSEsther Freud - Hideous KinkyEsther Freud - I Couldn’t Love You MoreElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesElizabeth Jane Howard - SlipstreamLaura Ingalls Wilder - Little House in the Big WoodsLaura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the PrairieTracy Chevalier - Girl With a Pearl EarringJean Rhys - Voyage in the DarkJean Rhys - Wide Sargasso SeaGeorge Orwell - EssaysCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreNicole Krauss - To Be a ManNicole Krauss - History of LoveSylvia Townsend Warner - English ClimateElizabeth Bowen - Collected StoriesTessa Hadley - Bad DreamsDavid Szalay - TurbulenceLucia Berlin - Manual for Cleaning WomenMhairi McFarlane - Here’s Looking at YouJane Ions - Domestic Bliss and Other DisastersLeo Tolstoy - Anna KareninaJon McGregor - Reservoir 13Andrew Sean Greer - LessEvelyn Waugh - Handful of DustEvelyn Waugh - Vile BodiesNancy Mitford - Pursuit of LoveMaria Semple - Where'd You Go BernadetteLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenLouisa May Alcott - Good WivesMaria Semple - This One is MineBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackRobert Louis Stevenson - Jekyll and HydeArmistead Maupin - Days of Anna MadrigalAnn Patchett - State of WonderElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicAnn Patchett - Dutch HouseAnn Patchett - CommonwealthJay Bernard - SurgeWB Yeats - Collected Poems Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/21·55m 2s

Katherine Heiny - You're Booked

We are so excited to welcome one of our favourite ever authors to the You're Booked airwaves this week. Katherine Heiny is the author of the novels Standard Deviation and Early Morning Riser, plus the short story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow. Her books are funny, moving, wise and just fantastic. We talked to her about rice pudding, espionage, the pain of dinner parties, unnerving Judy Blume and rereading Nora Ephron.BOOKSKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationKatherine Heiny - Single Carefree MellowKatherine Heiny - Early Morning RiserAlice Thomas Ellis - Other Side of the FireAlice Thomas Ellis - Summer HouseAlice Thomas Ellis - Unexplained LaughterStella Gibbons - Cold Comfort FarmLaurie Colwin - Home CookingNigella Lawson - FeastNora Ephron - HeartburnNora Ephron - Most of...Nell Zink - MislaidThomas Harris - Silence of the LambsThomas Harris - Red DragonStephen King - CarrieDorothy Parker - Complete StoriesBarbara Trapido - Noah’s ArkLaura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the PrairieLacy Crawford - Notes on a SilencingNaoise Dolan - Exciting TimesElif Batuman - The IdiotCarmen Maria Machado - In The Dream HouseNina Renata Aron - Good Morning Destroyer of Men’s SoulsDeborah Kay Davies - True Things About MeHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s DiaryNick Hornby - High FidelityMargaret Mitchell - Gone With the WindF Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the NightF Scott Fitzgerald - Great GatsbyLeo Tolstoy - Anna KareninaNorma Klein - Beginner’s LoveJudy Blume - ForeverJudy Blume - Then Again Maybe I Won’tJudy Blume - Are You There God It’s Me MargaretVC Andrews - Flowers in the AtticColleen McCullough - Thorn Birds Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/21·55m 58s

Emma Batchelor - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to welcome author, award-winner and Books to Nourish auction victor Emma Batchelor! Emma’s debut book, Now That I See You, is an acclaimed love story, told through letters and diary entries, reflecting Emma’s own experience of identity, gender and grief. The book won the Vogel Literary Award, Australia's most prestigious prize for an unpublished manuscript. We talked to her about great Australian literature, lady detectives, eroticism in Jane Austen and the genius of Nina Stibbe. For more on Books to Nourish visit bookstonourish.wordpress.com/ and discover more about FareShare at fareshare.org.BOOKSEmma Batchelor - Now That I See YouTorrey Peters - Detransition BabyAlexandra Heminsley - Some Body To LoveKerry Greenwood - Phryne Fisher MysteriesJoan Lindsay - Picnic at Hanging RockRuth Park - Harp in the SouthMelina Marchetta - Looking for AlibrandiJessie Tu - Lonely Girl is a Dangerous ThingDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableNaoise Dolan - Exciting TimesKabi Nagata - My Lesbian Year of LonelinessSophie Kinsella - Undomestic GoddessSophie Kinsella - Secret Dreamworld of a ShopaholicJane Austen - EmmaJane Austen - Sense and SensibilityJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceHelen Halstead - A Private PerformanceElla Baxter - New AnimalNancy Mitford - Pursuit of LoveSheila Heti - MotherhoodNell Frizzell - Panic YearsEmma Jane Unsworth - AdultsHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s DiaryRuby Tandoh - Eat UpLaurie Colwin - Home CookingNina Stibbe - Love Nina Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/21·47m 14s

Judy Piatkus - You're Booked

This week we welcome a true publishing legend to the show. Judy Piatkus founded Piatkus Books from her Essex bedroom in 1979. She went on to release books by globally bestselling authors such as Danielle Steel, VC Andrews, Mary Berry and Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series. Now Judy has released her own memoir, Ahead of Her Time. We talked to her about her glittering publishing career, the books that got away, the genius of Ann Patchett and the power of Feng Shui. BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableJudy Piatkus - Ahead of Her TimeHeather Morris - Tattooist of AuschwitzJoseph Kanon - DefectorsAnn Cleeves - Hidden DepthsAnn Cleeves - Raven BlackDanielle Steel - The PromiseCynthia Freeman - No Time For TearsVC Andrews - Flowers in the AtticLinda Grant - A Stranger CityTessa Hadley - Late in the DayVC Andrews - My Sweet AudrinaMargaret Mitchell - Gone With the WindVC Andrews - Petals on the WindJudy Blume - ForeverElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesJames Redfield - Celestine ProphecyHarville Hendrix - Getting the Love You WantSusan Jeffers - Feel the Fear and Do It AnywayHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s DiaryKaren Kingston - Clear Your Clutter With Feng ShuiMarie Kondo - Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpBenjamin Moser - SontagNevil Shute - On The BeachAlistair MacLean - Ice Station ZebraMary Renault - King Must DieLeon Uris - ExodusLissa Evans - V For VictoryAnne Tyler - Redhead By The Side of the RoadAnn Patchett - State of WonderAnn Patchett - Dutch HouseAnn Patchett - Bel CantoAnn Patchett - CommonwealthDaisy Buchanan - SisterhoodJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenMaeve Binchy - Light a Penny CandlePenny Vincenzi - Question of TrustNora Roberts - Song of the WestJD Robb - Forgotten in DeathJulia Quinn - BridgertonGeorgette Heyer - Frederica Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/21·51m 29s

Charlie Higson - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to present a funny, freewheeling conversation with author, actor, podcaster and comedy legend Charlie Higson! As well as co-creating The Fast Show and Down the Line, adapting Marple and Jekyll and Hyde for TV, hosting the Charlie Higson & Friends podcast and popping up in Broadchurch, he's the author of many books including the hugely successful Young Bond and The Enemy series. His latest is the sweet and hilarious kids book Worst Holiday Ever. We talked to him about Fungus, Octopi, Bond, diaries and Samuel Beckett’s influence on the Fast Show.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableCharlie Higson - Young BondCharlie Higson - The EnemyCharlie Higson - Worst Holiday EverElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchIan Fleming - ThunderballCervantes - Don QuixoteHerman Melville - Moby DickSamuel Beckett - Three NovelsSamuel Beckett - Krapps Last TapeSteve Martin - Born Standing UpMichael Palin - DiariesAndy Warhol - DiariesEB White - LettersRichard Burton - DiariesHenry 'Chips' Channon - DiariesNancy Mitford - The Pursuit of LoveChris Kraus - I Love DickPeter Godfrey-Smith - Other MindsMerlin Sheldrake - Entangled LifeGiulia Enders - GutWill Storr - Status GameWill Storr - Science of StorytellingFriends on the Shelf magazine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/21·55m 46s

Emma Jane Unsworth - You're Booked

What a great way to start a new series! The brilliant Emma Jane Unsworth joins us down the line from Brighton. Emma is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Hungry, the Stars and Everything, Adults and Animals, which was turned into a lauded film. Her latest work is a memoir about motherhood: After the Storm. We talked to her about werewolves, living in Jane Eyre's world, dirty girl gangs and the redemptive qualities of Carrie Fisher.BOOKSEmma Jane Unsworth - AnimalsEmma Jane Unsworth - AdultsEmma Jane Unsworth - After The StormCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreAgatha Christie - CollectionCarrie Fisher - Postcards From the EdgeMarian Keyes - Rachel’s HolidayEdward St Aubyn - Bad NewsCalla Henkel - Other People’s ClothesEmer McLysaght & Sarah Breen - Oh My God What a Complete AislingNikesh Shukla - Brown BabyCandice Brathwaite - I Am Not Your Baby MotherSigrid Nunez - The FriendGayl Jones - CorregidoraCandice Carty-Williams - QueenieRaven Leilani - LusterKristen Roupenian - You Know You Want ThisGlen Duncan - Last WerewolfJilly Cooper - RivalsGustave Flaubert - Madame BovaryMaggie Nelson - ArgonautsSinead Gleeson - ConstellationsMaggie O’Farrell - I Am I Am I AmLynn Enright - VaginaKirstin Innes - Scabby QueenJenn Ashworth - Ghosted: A Love StoryJenni Fagan - Luckenbooth Jenni Fagan -The Panopticon Katherine Heiny - Standard DeviationKatherine Heiny - Early Morning RiserKatherine Heiny - Single Carefree MellowLaurie Colwin - Happy All The TimeJennifer Egan - Visit From the Good SquadChloe Caldwell - I'll Tell You in PersonLorrie Moore - Gate at the StairsLorrie Moore - BarkMargaret Atwood - Cat’s EyeZadie Smith - White TeethZadie Smith - IntimationsPatricia Lockwood - No One is Talking About ThisPatricia Lockwood - PriestdaddyAnnie Proulx - Brokeback Mountain: Story to ScreenplayBilly Mernit - Writing the Romantic ComedySyd Field - Screenplay Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/21·1h 1m

Mel Giedroyc - You're Booked

This week's guest is a full-blown National Treasure. Mel Giedroyc is a versatile presenter, actor and comedian, who formed a formidable comedy partnership with Sue Perkins, hosted the iconic Great British Bake Off and has starred in West End musicals. And now Mel can add novelist to her list of achievements with her critically acclaimed debut The Best Things already topping the charts. We talked to her about her ferocious devotion to Jean Valjean, the funny book she always gives as a gift and the book so scary she'd only read it when other people were in the room.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableMel Giedroyc - The Best Things Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the WindJane Austen - PersuasionVictor Hugo - Les MiserablesEmily Bronte - Wuthering HeightsNigel Planer & Christopher Douglas - I an ActorThomas Harris - Silence of the LambsRobert Goddard - Past CaringRobert Goddard - The Fine Art of Invisible DetectionAlice Thomas Ellis - Unexplained LaughterCharles Dickens - Nicholas NickelbyCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseLaurie Colwin - Home CookingLaurie Colwin - More Home CookingLaurie Colwin - Happy All The TimeElena Ferrante - Lying Life of AdultsElena Ferrante - Neapolitan QuartetEvelyn Waugh - Vile BodiesLissa Evans - V For VictoryMary Wesley - Sensible LifeMary Welsley - Camomile LawnZadie Smith - Swing TimeDonatella Di Pietrantonio - A Girl ReturnedDante - InfernoGeorgia Pritchett - My Mess is a Bit of a LifeNina Stibbe - Reasons To Be CheerfulFanny Craddock - Fanny Craddock Invites Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/21·1h

Dean Koontz - You're Booked

This week's guest may just hold the record for the You're Booked interviewee with the most books sold at a modest 500 million and counting. Dean Koontz's first book, Star Quest, was released in 1968 and since then he's produced over 100 more in a variety of genres. His books have been published in 38 languages and 14 have been New York Times number one bestsellers, with the latest being The Other Emily. We talked to Dean about dogs, self doubt, paperback binges, rereading and always hanging onto hope.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDean Koontz - Star QuestDean Koontz - The Other EmilyKazuo Ishiguro - Klara and the SunKenneth Grahame - Wind in the WillowsDean Koontz - IntensityDonald Westlake - The Hot RockJames Kirkwood - There Must Be a PonyWilliam Goldman - Marathon ManWilliam Goldman - The Colour of LightWilliam Goldman - Adventures in the Screen TradeEve Babitz - Sex and RageJohn Fante - Ask the DustJohn D MacDonald - Cape FearCharles Dickens - Tale of Two CitiesKate DiCamillo - Tale of DespereauxKate DiCamillo - Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo - Magician’s ElephantBenjamin Moser - Susan SontagHerman Wouk - Caine MutinyRobert Heinlein - Stranger in a Strange LandRay Bradbury - Collected StoriesArthur C Clark - Collected StoriesTheodore Sturgeon - More Than HumanJane Ions - Domestic Bliss and Other DisastersDavid Mitchell - Bone ClocksDean Koontz - From the Corner of his EyeDean Koontz - WatchersJack London - Call of the WildFred Gipson - Old YellerF Scott Fitzgerald - Great Gatsby Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/21·54m 16s

Patricia Cornwell - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to have a genuine literary legend on the show: Patricia Cornwell! Patricia has sold over 100 million books in thirty-six languages in over 120 countries. Her most iconic character is medical examiner Kay Scarpetta who features in Patricia's next novel Autopsy - her latest novel is the space thriller Spin. She has also written non-fiction books concerning the Jack the Ripper case and a cookbook. We talked to her about AI reading lists, Queen Victoria's knickers, what books to take into space and Cleopatra. For more about Daisy's new podcast Daisy is Insatiable click HERE.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiablePatricia Cornwell - SpinPatricia Cornwell - Food To Die ForPatricia Cornwell - Jack the RipperStacy Schiff - CleopatraBettany Hughes - Hemlock CupGertrude Chandler Warner - Boxcar ChildrenErnest Hemingway - Moveable FeastPaul Hendrickson - Hemingway's BoatClaire Tomalin - Charles DickensCharles Dickens - Dictionary of the ThamesCharles Dickens - Dictionary of LondonCharles Dickens - Christmas CarolCharles Dickens - Oliver TwistArmistead Maupin - Tales of the CityTayari Jones - American MarriageAN Wilson - VictoriaPaula Hawkins - Girl On The TrainTS Eliot - Waste LandErnest Hemingway - Garden of EdenNora Ephron - HeartburnPatricia Cornwell - Red MistElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet Chronicles Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/21·38m 36s

Robert Jones, Jr. - You're Booked

This week, we know you are going to enjoy this wonderful, nourishing conversation with the author Robert Jones, Jr. Robert's first dazzling novel, The Prophets, is a New York Times bestseller that Marlon James described as "devastating and glorious". As you'll hear, Robert is a wonderful, knowledgable advocate for books, authors and life in general. We talked to him about James Baldwin, Book Brothers, empathy, rereading and Wonder Woman. For more about Daisy's new podcast Daisy is Insatiable click HERE.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableRobert Jones Jr - The ProphetsMateo Askaripour - Black BuckJames Baldwin - Here Be DragonsJames Baldwin - Collected EssaysToni Morrison - SulaSS Prokofiev - Peter & the WolfDr Seuss - Cat in the HatTerry McMillan - MamaDeesha Philyaw - Secret Lives of Church LadiesMaisy Card - These Ghosts are FamilyRO Kwon - The IncendiariesWilliam Moulton Marston - Wonder WomanKelly Sue DeConnick - Wonder Woman HistoriaNK Jemisin - Far SectorKiese Laymon - How To Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in AmericaKiese Laymon - HeavyKiese Laymon - Long DivisionMorgan Parker - There Are More Beautiful Things Than BeyonceKola Boof - Sexy Part of the BibleGayl Jones - CorregidoraGayl Jones - HealingNK Jemisin - City We BecameRaven Leilani - LusterBrit Bennett - Vanishing HalfKiley Reid - Such a Fun AgeOcean Vuong - On Earth We’re Briefly GorgeousElizabeth Gilbert - Big Magic Chloe Benjamin - ImmortalistsTayari Jones - An American MarriageTayari Jones - Silver SparrowDe'Shawn Charles Winslow - In West MillsMaurice Carlos Ruffin - We Cast a ShadowBrandon Taylor - Real LifeBryan Washington - Memorial Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/21·51m 7s

Naoise Dolan - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to welcome the author of our of our favourite books in recent times, Naoise Dolan. Naoise's debut novel was the critically acclaimed Exciting Times, shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award. We talked to her about memorable book deaths, the literary allure of London, Zadie Smith and sneaking sexy books. For more about Daisy's new podcast Daisy is Insatiable head HERE.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableNaoise Dolan - Exciting TimesLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenLM Montgomery - Anne of Green GablesBrandon Taylor - Real LifeRaven Leilani - LusterAnne Enright - ActressMaeve Binchy - Light a Penny CandlePatricia Scanlon - Divided LoyaltiesMarian Keyes - Sushi for BeginnersIrvine Welsh - TrainspottingLeo Tolstoy - Anna KareninaFyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime & PunishmentGeorge Eliot - Mill on the FlossThomas Hardy - Jude the ObscureLaurie Colwin - Home CookingLaurie Colwin - Happy All the TimeKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationKatherine Heiny - Early Morning RiserZadie Smith - On BeautyZadie Smith - Swing TimeElena Ferrante - Neapolitan QuartetZadie Smith - NWCaleb Azumah Nelson - Open WaterBrian Friel - Philadelphia Here I ComeNicole Flattery - Show Them a Good TimeMolly Aitken - Island ChildRoisin Kiberd - DisconnectMichelle Gallen - Big Girl Small TownPatrick Freyne - Ok Let's Do Your Stupid IdeaSinead Gleeson - Art of the GlimpseCamilla Pang - Explaining HumansSayaka Murata - EarthlingsSayaka Murata - Convenience Store Woman Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/21·46m 30s

Jill Mansell - You're Booked

It's the turn of one of our absolute heroes to get the Book Inspector treatment this week - the majestic Jill Mansell! Jill is the author of OVER 20 Sunday Times bestsellers, has sold millions of books and won numerous awards during her glittering career. Her latest is the wonderful And Now You're Back. We talked to her about rereading (and not rereading), Jilly Cooper, the genius of Marian Keyes and the dangers of reading online evaluations of your work. For more about Daisy's new podcast Daisy is Insatiable head HERE.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableJill Mansell - Head Over HeelsLaura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the PrairieSusan Howatch - PenmarricPD James - Cover Her FaceJilly Cooper - RivalsJilly Cooper - Between the CoversJilly Cooper - RidersJilly Cooper - ImogenJilly Cooper - HarrietJill Mansell - Fast FriendsJill Mansell - Two’s CompanyKate Quinn - Alice NetworkKate Quinn - HuntressKate Quinn - Rose CodeGillian McAllister - How To DisappearJill Mansell - And Now You’re BackDeborah Davis - Party of the CenturyRaven Leilani - LusterHelene Hanff - 84 Charing Cross RoadLissa Evans - V For VictoryMary Wesley - Camomile LawnJilly Cooper - Common YearsNicky Haslam - Impatient PenJerrard Tickell - OdetteJudith Kerr - When Hitler Stole Pink RabbitJasper Rees - Victoria Wood: Let’s Do ItErin Carlson - I’ll Have What She’s HavingErin Carlson - Queen MerylEloisa James - Paris In LoveJulia Quinn - BridgertonJane Austen - Sense & SensibilityJane Austen - Pride & PrejudiceEmma Thompson - Sense & Sensibility DiariesMarian Keyes - Rachel’s HolidayDaphne Du Maurier - RebeccaWill Young - Funny PeculiarLisa Jewell - Invisible GirlLisa Jewell - Ralph’s PartyLisa Jewell - One Hit WonderSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleLucy Adlington - Red RibbonRuth Druart - While Paris Slept Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/21·54m 20s

Simon Doonan - You're Booked

This week we are giddy with excitement to welcome one of our longtime, beloved authors to the show: Simon Doonan. Writer, bon vivant, fashion icon and renowned TV judge - Simon's memoir Beautiful People was turned into an acclaimed BBC series, he's also the author of Eccentric Glamour, Gay Men Don't Get Fat, and many more. He's also a judge on the TV shows America's Next Top Model and Making It. His latest book is a biography of the artist Keith Haring. We talked to him about the wonders of retail, the glamour of James Bond, Iris Murdoch's fashion sense and Dawn Powell's alcoholic aquarium. More about Daisy's new podcast Daisy is Insatiable HERE.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableSimon Doonan - Beautiful PeopleSimon Doonan - Eccentric GlamourSimon Doonan - Keith HaringPhilip Norman - Jimi Hendrix: Wild ThingPaul Trynka - Brian JonesKeith Richards - LifeLuis Bunuel - My Last BreathKeith Haring - JournalsJP Donleavy - Ginger ManIan Fleming - GoldfingerGermaine Greer - Female EunuchHolly Madison - Down the Rabbit HoleJudith Krantz - ScruplesRona Jaffe - Best of EverythingJacqueline Susann - Valley of the DollsGrace Metalious - Peyton PlaceCraig Brown - Ma'am DarlingCraig Brown - One Two Three FourDavid Bailey - Look AgainViv Albertine - Clothes, Music, BoysCherie Currie - Neon AngelEve Babitz - Eve’s HollywoodBrian Kellow - Can I Go Now: Sue MengersSam Wasson - Big Goodbye: ChinatownRobert Evans - Kid Stays in the PictureIra Levin - Rosemary’s BabyPaul Mendez - Rainbow MilkIris Murdoch - Flight From the EnchanterJudith Watt - Penguin Book of Fashion WritingPatrick Dennis - Auntie MameSteve Martin - ShopgirlEve Babitz - Black SwansDawn Powell - Time To Be BornDawn Powell - Locust Have No KingOlivia Laing - Trip To Echo Spring Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/21·46m 23s

You're Booked Presents: Daisy is Insatiable

You're Booked is very proud to present Daisy's brand new podcast: Daisy is Insatiable. Daisy is Insatiable is an intimate look at love, lust, life, and everything that makes sex fascinating. Why do we yearn for romance? How can we feel confident when it comes to our body image hang ups? What is the difference between sex and love? What happens when money gets involved? Each week, Daisy will be sharing a revealing conversation with a different guest - it's going to be fun, it's going to be explicit, and no-one is getting left in the dark. The first episode features a frank and funny conversation with writer and broadcaster Dolly Alderton. Listen out for future episodes with Paul Mendez, Andi Osho, Shahroo Izadi and many more...Subscribe to Daisy is Insatiable on Acast: https://play.acast.com/s/daisy-is-insatiableApple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/daisy-is-insatiable/id1553249128Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5Pa0NFh4WPud2bI8xIdkys?si=Rxe6wjhLSsqynx2xA7xbHgAmazon: https://music.amazon.co.uk/podcasts/f6f4db3c-25df-4d00-8816-af691da9154f/Daisy-is-InsatiableThe podcast accompanies the launch of Daisy’s debut novel – Insatiable, which has been receiving rave reviews. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/21·6m 46s

Patricia Lockwood - You're Booked

This week we are honoured and delighted to be talking to one of our favourite authors, the wonderful Patricia Lockwood. Patricia's memoir, Priestdaddy, was one of our most beloved books in recent years and her first novel, No One is Talking About This is equally enticing. We talked to her about Covid fever reading, problematic faves, forgotten kids books and, of course, Nabokov. You can find Daisy's brand new podcast, Daisy is Insatiable, right HERE.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableJilly Cooper - RivalsPatricia Lockwood - PriestdaddyPatricia Lockwood - No One is Talking About ThisAndre Gide - MarshlandsLeonora Carrington - Hearing TrumpetPaula Fox - Desperate CharactersPaula Fox - Borrowed FineryEF Benson - Mapp & LuciaPatrick Leigh Fermor - Time of GiftsPatrick Leigh Fermor - Broken RoadRobert Walser - Berlin StoriesLeonora Carrington - Down BelowSylvia Plath - Bell JarJoanne Greenberg - I Never Promised You a Rose GardenElena Ferrante - Lying Life of AdultsElena Ferrante - Neapolitan QuartetOttessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest of RelaxationDarcie Wilder - Literally Show Me a Healthy PersonMelissa Broder - Milk FedVladimir Nabokov - LolitaVladimir Nabokov - PninVladimir Nabokov - Speak MemoryAS Byatt - Babel TowerVC Andrews - My Sweet AudrinaKate Elizabeth Russell - My Dark VanessaVladimir Nabokov - Think Write SpeakVladimir Nabokov - Pale FireLucia Berlin - Manual For Cleaning WomenNell Frizzell - Panic YearsSheila Heti - MotherhoodAndre Gide - CounterfeitersRachel Ingalls - Mrs CalibanRachel Ingalls - Binstead's SafariSydney Taylor - All Of a Kind FamilyLore Segal - Tell Me a MitziTove Jansson - Moomin Comic StripsFrances Hodgson Burnett - Secret GardenLM Montgomery - Anne of Green GablesLM Montgomery - Emily of New MoonLM Montgomery - Selected JournalsTomie dePaola - Helga’s DowryMercer Mayer - Favourite Tales from GrimmPatricia Highsmith - Price of SaltPlum Sykes - Debutante DivorceeElena Ferrante - Lost DaughterElena Ferrante - Days of AbandonmentElena Ferrante - FrantumagliaNancy Mitford - Pursuit of LoveGerald Durrell - Family and Other AnimalsJessica Mitford - Hons & RebelsAda Limon - CarryingDanez Smith - HomieKristen Arnett - With Teeth Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/21·1h 2m

Marian Keyes - You're Booked

This week we are spending some time with the author who has probably been discussed on the show more than any other and one of our favourite writers of all time - the legendary Marian Keyes. Marian is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time, selling over 30 million books in 33 different languages, with the latest being the chart-topping Grown Ups. We talked to Marian about the pleasures of reading, the joys of Jilly Cooper, why she's craving fictional glamour and struggling with Jane Austen.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableMarian Keyes - Rachel's HolidayEva Ibbotson - Secret CountessMarian Keyes - Grown UpsMarian Keyes - The BreakMargaret Mitchell - Gone With the WindTruman Capote - In Cold BloodJoseph Heller - Catch 22Jilly Cooper - OctaviaJane Austen - PersuasionJilly Cooper - RidersJilly Cooper - RivalsJilly Cooper - Man Who Made Husbands JealousJilly Cooper - PoloShirley Conran - LaceFiona Walker - French RelationsRaven Leilani - LusterKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationKatherine Heiny - Single, Carefree, MellowTaffy Brodesser-Akner - Fleishman Is in TroubleElinor Lipman - Good RiiddanceElinor Lipman - On Turpentine LaneLaurie Graham - Ten O’Clock HorsesGlennon Doyle - UntamedAnne Lamott - Bird By BirdAnne Lamott - Almost EverythingTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the SixEve Babitz - Slow Days Fast CompanyEve Babitz - Eve’s HollywoodBarbara Trapido - Travelling HornplayerBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackLee Tulloch - Fabulous NobodiesBarbara Vine - Fatal InversionTana French - In the WoodsTana French - The LikenessJane Harper - The DryTana French - The SearcherDebra Dean - Madonnas of LeningradJaclyn Moriarty - Gravity is the ThingLaurie Colwin - Happy All the TimeLily King - Writers and LoversLily King - EuphoriaNaoise Dolan - Exciting TimesCharlotte Wood - The WeekendBernardine Evaristo - Girl Woman OtherAnn Cleeves - Telling TalesPhilippa Gregory - Dark TidesFrances Cha - If I Had Your FaceLouise O’Neill - After the SilenceSarah Hilary - Fragile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/21·55m 32s

Kate Mosse - You're Booked

This week we are investigating the reading habits of a genuine superstar. Kate Mosse OBE is the award-winning author of nine books of fiction including the bestselling Languedoc trilogy and her latest novel City of Tears that is currently topping the bestseller charts. She is the co-founder of the Women's Prize for Fiction and a guest presenter of BBC Radio 4's A Good Read. We talked to Kate about the importance of libraries, vintage crime, meeting your public and the greatness of Toni Morrison.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableKate Mosse - City of TearsNgaio Marsh - CollectionJosephine Tey - Daughter of TimeMargery Allingham - Tiger in the SmokePatricia Wentworth - Listening EyeAgatha Christie - Body in the LibraryKatherine Heiny - Early Morning RiserKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationChimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Purple Hibiscus Anna Burns - No BonesAnna Burns - MilkmanToni Morrison - Bluest EyeGayl Jones - CorregidoraEimear McBride - Girl is a Half Formed ThingEmily Bronte - Wuthering HeightsSusan Fromberg Schaeffer - Madness of a Seduced WomanLionel Shriver - We Need To Talk About KevinAgatha Christie - Murder of Roger AckroydMelissa Broder - The PiscesMelissa Broder - Milk FedOttessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and RelaxationLucy Ellmann - Ducks, NewburyportLeo Tolstoy- Anna KareninaLeo Tolstoy - War and PeaceAli Smith - AutumnMargaret Atwood - Negotiating With The DeadNaoise Dolan - Exciting TimesRussell Ash - Readers Digest Book of Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/21·55m 29s

Raven Leilani - You're Booked

This week we are incredibly excited to welcome the author of one of our, and Barack Obama's, favourite books. Raven Leilani's Luster has, quite rightly, taken the literary world by storm. As well as making Obama's 2020 book list, it's won the Kirkus Prize and been a New York Times bestseller. Sexy, funny and incredibly prescient, it is a book for our times and Raven is a writer of extreme skill and enormous promise. We talked to Raven about unlikeable characters, fantasy movie adaptations, fan fiction and sexy vampires.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableRaven Leilani - LusterPatricia Lockwood - No One is Talking About ThisVladimir Nabokov - LolitaVladimir Nabokov - PninDylan Thomas- Collected PoemsAllen Ginsberg - HowlMorgan Parker - There Are More Beautiful Things Than BeyoncéZadie Smith - IntimationsAnne Rice - Interview With the VampireRichard Matheson - I Am LegendBrian K. Vaughan - SagaAlison Bechdel - Fun HomeMichael Chabon - Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Jennifer Egan - Visit From the Goon SquadEmily Nussbaum - I Like To WatchRobert Jones Jr - The ProphetsSusan Choi - My EducationHalle Butler - New MeCandice Carty-Williams - QueenieOttessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and RelaxationJia Tolentino - Trick MirrorMaisy Card - These Ghosts are FamilyMegan Giddings - LakewoodEmily Temple - LightnessSarah Gerard - True LoveAlexandra Chang - Days of DistractionMorgan Jerkins - Caul BabyElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicAnn Patchett - State of Wonder Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/21·52m 31s

You're Booked Presents: Broccoli Book Club

Before the new season of You're Booked starts in a couple of weeks, we wanted to pop into your feed and tell you about a brand new podcast that book lovers are sure to enjoy. Broccoli Book Club is the first of its kind podcast, an interactive book club exploring works from some of the most savvy and talented authors, on a wide variety of fascinating topics. As well as discussing particular titles with a panel of experts, the show also invites listeners to join in the discussion plus there’ll be a conversation with the author of each book. Here’s a preview of the Broccoli Book Club’s first episode, discussing Laura Dockrill’s powerful memoir, What Have I Done? with award wining journalist Freddy McConnell, the CCO of Broccoli Tony Phillips and host of the Book Club Diyora Shadijanova. Search for Broccoli Book Club wherever you get your podcasts, visit @BroccoliContent on social media and join the Facebook group to get involved with the conversation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/01/21·9m 31s

Ella Risbridger - You're Booked

This week we are nosing around the bookshelves of the author described as "the most talented new cookbook writer of a generation" by The Times, the wonderful Ella Risbridger! Ella is the author of Midnight Chicken, called "a manual for living and a declaration of hope" by Nigella Lawson. Ella is also the editor of the poetry anthology Set Me On Fire and her first book for children The Secret Detectives will be released later this year. We talked to her about nourishing poetry, smoking in the bath and why she still has Daisy's copy of Brother of the More Famous Jack.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableElla Risbridger - Midnight ChickenElla Risbridger - Secret DetectivesFrances Hodgson Burnett - Secret GardenElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesIan McEwan - AtonementSylvia Plath - Bell JarSarra Manning - UnstickyJames Rebanks - English PastoralAda Limon - Bright Dead ThingsHera Lindsay Bird - Hera Lindsay BirdKaveh Akbar - Calling a Wolf a WolfRichard Scott - SohoKayo Chingonyi - KumukandaMorgan Parker - There Are More Beautiful Things Than BeyoncéEllen Bass - Human LineGabrielle Calvocoressi - Rocket FantasticMarie Howe - What The Living DoMary Wesley - Camomile LawnMary Wesley - Haphazard HouseMary Wesley - Speaking TermsMary Wesley - Sixth SealMary Wesley - Harnessing PeacocksBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackDeborah Davis - Party of the CenturyBarbara Trapido - Travelling HornplayerSarra Manning - You Don’t Have To Say You Love MeSarah Dessen - Lock and KeyRobin Stevens - Murder Most UnladylikeLouise Rennison- Angus, thongs and full-frontal snoggingTana French - Secret PlaceDonna Tartt - Secret HistoryBret Easton Ellis - Rules of AttractionEva Ibbotson - Journey To The River SeaEva Ibbotson - Secret CountessEva Ibbotson - Song For SummerLaura Wood - Snowfall of SilverLaura Wood - Under a Dancing StarJudith Kerr - Small Person Far AwayJudith Kerr - When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Judith Kerr - Bombs on Aunt DaintyEva Ibbotson - Morning GiftPenelope Mortimer - Pumpkin EaterLaurie Colwin - Happy All The TimeLorrie Moore - Who Will Run The Frog HospitalDodie Smith - I Capture the CastleStella Gibbons - Cold Comfort FarmShirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the CastleJill Mansell - Millie’s FlingJill Mansell - Fast FriendsRoss Gay - Book of DelightsJB Priestley - Delight Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/20·54m 48s

Dawn French - You're Booked

For this year's festive special, we are in the company of comedy royalty. It's the undisputed national treasure: Dawn French! As well as being part of the groundbreaking comedy duo French and Saunders, Dawn is the author of two books of memoir and four novels with the latest being the bestselling Because Of You. We talked to her about the funniest book she has ever read, fictional families, Ab Fab, Carrie Fisher, Beatrix Potter and unusual research methods.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDale Shaw - Painfully British HaikusDawn French - Because of YouBeatrix Potter - Tale of Mrs TiggywinkleBeatrix Potter - Tale of Peter RabbitRoald Dahl - The BFGEve Garnett - Family From One End StreetCarrie Fisher - Postcards From the EdgeJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceRuth Jones - Us ThreeDawn French - Dear FattyDiablo Cody - Candy GirlDawn French - Oh Dear SilviaRobert McFarlane - Old WaysJohn Williams - StonerPete Paphides - Broken GreekJessica Mitford - LettersCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseCharles Dickens - Christmas CarolCharles Dickens - David CopperfieldCharles Dickens - Oliver TwistSpike Milligan - PuckoonSpike Milligan - Silly Verse For KidsJane Hirshfield - The BeautyBrene Brown - Gifts of ImperfectionElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicDorothy Wordsworth - LettersJohn Lanchester - Debt to PleasureJohn Berger - And our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/20·1h 6m

Sarra Manning - You're Booked Festive Gift Guide

For this very special festive episode, we have enlisted the help of former guest, Twitter's resident book concierge and one of our favourite people in the whole world - the great Sarra Manning - to help you select the perfect book for everyone in your life (including yourself). Whether you're looking for that ideal last minute present for an awkward relative, or want to get something delightful to read for yourself, Sarra has a title for you. Sarra's new book Rescue Me and out early next year and available for pre-order now.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDale Shaw - Painfully British HaikusSarra Manning - Rescue MeDavid Sedaris - Best of MeDavid Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One DayDavid Sedaris - Santaland DiariesCraig Brown - Ma’am DarlingHugo Vickers - Elizabeth, Queen MotherTina Brown - Diana ChroniclesCraig Brown - One, Two, Three, FourAndre Leon Talley - Chiffon TrenchesJasper Rees - Victoria Wood: Let's Do ItVictoria Wood - ChunkyBecky Brown - Blitz SpiritNigella Lawson - Nigella ChristmasElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesLaura Wood - A Snowfall of SilverLaura Wood - A Sky Painted GoldLaura Wood - Under a Dancing StarLissa Evans - Old BaggageLissa Evans - Crooked HeartLissa Evans - V For VictoryAnthony Quinn - Curtain CallAnthony Quinn - FreyaAnthony Quinn - EurekaJilly Cooper - RivalsDarren Coffield - Tales From the Colony RoomTerence Blacker - Willie Donaldson: You Cannot Live As I Have Lived and Not End Up Like ThisNina Stibbe - Almost Perfect ChristmasNina Stibbe - Love NinaKate Young - Little Library ChristmasKate Young - Little Library CookbookKate Young - Little Library YearNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesJilly Cooper - Between the Covers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/12/20·40m 52s

CD Major - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to have a rummage around the bookshelves of writer and presenter C.D. (Cesca) Major! Cesca is the prolific author of the bestselling thriller The Other Girl and also writes under the pseudonyms Rosie Blake and Ruby Hummingbird, producing a variety of brilliant books. We talked to her about Jilly Cooper, literary sisters, funny books, Christmas reads and writing something so scary you can't read it yourself.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableCD Major - The Other GirlHolly Miller - Sight of YouRosamund Lupton - Three HoursKate Elizabeth Russell - My Dark VanessaVladimir Nabokov - LolitaJodi Picoult - Spark of LightJodi Picoult - Book of Two WaysErin Kelly - Stone MothersJilly Cooper - RivalsEnid Blyton - Faraway TreeEnid Blyton - Malory TowersEnid Blyton - St ClaresJean Webster - Daddy Long LegsHenry James - Portrait of a LadyKirsty Greenwood - It Happened on Christmas EveJilly Cooper - Between the CoversCraig Brown - Maam DarlingBaroness Glenconner - Lady in WaitingDaisy Buchanan - SisterhoodMarian Keyes - Grown Ups Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows - Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyWilliam Boyd - Any Human HeartHilary Mantel - Wolf HallCD Major - Thin PlaceRL Stine- BabysitterShirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the CastleShirley Jackson - Haunting of Hill HouseRoald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryJK Rowling - Harry PotterPhilip Pullman - Northern LightsKirsty Greenwood - He Will Be MineCurtis Sittenfeld - Man of My DreamsNina Stibbe - Love NinaNatasha Solomon - Mr Rosenblum’s ListAyisha Malik - Green and Pleasant LandNatasha Solomon - Novel in the ViolaNatasha Solomon - Gallery of Vanished HusbandsRosie Blake - Gin O’Clock Club Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/20·53m 18s

Patrick Freyne - You're Booked

This week we're giddy with excitement to speak with the author of one of our favourite book's of recent times, Patrick Freyne! Patrick is a journalist, musician and the author of the essay collection Ok, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea which is hilariously funny, wise and deeply moving. We talked to him about apocalypse strategies, the joy of short books and the power of Adrian Mole. To learn more or donate to the charity FareShare visit FareShare.org.ukBOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiablePatrick Freyne - Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid IdeaHilary Mantel - Mantel PiecesEmily Pine - Notes To SelfLorrie Moore - See What Can Be DoneMuriel Spark - Prime Of Miss Jean BrodieMuriel Spark - Memento MoriMax Porter. - LannyJRR Tolkien - Lord of the RingsStephen King - The StandGeorge RR Martin - Game of ThronesTerry Pratchett - DiscworldSally Rooney - Normal PeopleLorrie Moore - Gate at the StairsKristen Roupenian - You Know You Want ThisSally Rooney - Conversations With FriendsNaoise Dolan - Exciting TimesCS Lewis - Prince CaspianTaffy Brodesser-Akner - Fleishman Is in TroubleRobert Swindells - Brother in the LandRobert C O'Brien - Z for ZachariahSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleSue Townsend - Growing Pains of Adrian MoleAli Smith - WinterGene Wolfe - Book of the New SunJohn Wyndham - ChrysalidsJohn Wyndham - Day of the TriffidsEmily St John Mandle - Station 11Cormac McCarthy - The RoadBrian K Vaughan - Y The Last ManDaisy Buchanan - SisterhoodNuala O'Faolain - Are You SomebodyCat Marnell - How To Murder Your LifeZadie Smith - IntimationsDeborah Levy - Cost of LivingRay Bradbury - StoriesAnna Carey - Boldness of BettyDouglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide To The GalaxyNeil Gaiman - Sandman Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/20·56m 24s

Irvine Welsh - You're Booked

This week we're delighted to delve into the reading habits of a genuine living legend: Irvine Welsh! Irvine is an acclaimed and frequently controversial novelist, playwright, director screenwriter and short story writer. His first novel was the massively popular Trainspotting (turned into an equally popular film) and he has produced 10 more novels with the latest being The Seal Club, a collaboration with Alan Warner and John King. We talked to him about rereading, music books, the joys of a chunky read, the importance of Evelyn Waugh and how he may have inadvertently killed Waugh's son, Auberon. To learn more or donate to the charity FareShare visit FareShare.org.ukBOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableIrvine Welsh - TrainspottingIrvine Welsh - Seal ClubElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesAlan Warner - Kitchenly 434Michel Faber - Crimson Petal and the WhiteDon DeLillo - UnderworldJames Joyce - UlyssesAlasdair Gray - LanarkWilliam Burroughs - Naked LunchRaven Leilani - LusterJenni Fagan - LuckenboothEvelyn Waugh - Decline and FallEvelyn Waugh - Men at ArmsPenelope Lively - Perfect HappinessJT Leroy - Heart is Deceitful Above All ThingsJames Frey - A Million Little PiecesJames Frey - Bright Shiny MorningF Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the NightJenni Fagan - Sunlight PilgrimsMark Lanegan - Sing Backwards and WeepCat Marnell - How To Murder Your LifeIrvine Welsh - GlueIrvine Welsh - Marabou Stork NightmaresIrvine Welsh - Skag BoysNed Beauman - Boxer Beetle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/20·52m 6s

Nikita Lalwani - You're Booked

This week we are honoured to be talking to the astounding author Nikita Lalwani! Nikita's first book, Gifted, was long-listed for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the Desmond Elliott Prize. Her next novel The Village won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered award. Her latest novel is the breathtaking, You People, which has been widely critically acclaimed. We talked to her about fictional secrets, the power of the single line, literary families and pretending to be Stig of the Dump.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableNikita Lalwani - GiftedNikita Lalwani - You PeopleMary Norton - BorrowersClive King - Stig of the DumpSalman Rushdie - Midnight’s ChildrenBharati Mukherjee - WifeJames Salter - Light YearsJames Salter - Sport and a PasttimeJames Salter - Life is MealsJames Salter - HuntersJames Salter - Last NightDoris Lessing - StoriesMaeve Brennan - Rose GardenMavis Gallant - StoriesGrace Paley - StoriesDoris Lessing - Winter in JulyDoris Lessing - Martha QuestTessa Hadley - Bad DreamsTessa Hadley - Late in the DaySue Miller - MonogamyCarol Shields - Larry’s PartySonia Faleiro - Good GirlsJanet Malcolm - Journalist & the MurdererToni Cade Bambara - Gorilla My LoveZadie Smith - IntimationsSinead Gleeson - ConstellationsPatrick Freyne - Ok Let’s Do Your Stupid IdeaJohn Irving - World According To GarpDon DeLillo - White NoiseTillie Olsen - Tell Me a RiddleDarcy O’Brien - A Way of Life Like Any OtherCS Lewis - Chronicles of NarniaArthur Ransome - Swallows & AmazonsEnid Blyton - Malory TowersEnid Blyton - Enchanted WoodVivek Shanbhag - Ghachar GhocharZaina Arafat - You Exist Too MuchMuriel Spark - Far Cry From KensingtonMary Wesley - Imaginative ExperiencePamela Frankau - Wreath For the EnemyF Scott Fitzgerald - Great GatsbyZadie Smith - NWAnita Brookner - Look At MeAnita Brookner - Friend From EnglandAndrew O’Hagan - Mayflies Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/20·58m 51s

Mark Watson - You're Booked

This week we are snuffling around the bookshelves of comedian and author Mark Watson! Mark is a well-known face on British TV, appearing on show such as QI and Taskmaster and he's renowned as an award-winning stand-up. He's also the author of nine books including the graphic novel Dan and Sam, the non-fiction work Crap at the Environment and novels including Eleven, Hotel Alpha and his latest Contacts (which deals with issues surrounding suicide and mental health - if you're affected by this then the Samaritans are always there). We talked to him about loving Agatha Christie, bookshop positioning, reading on planes and why you should never trust a book that features a map. For details on how you can bid to be a guest on You're Booked (and win lots of lovely books) head to Books To Nourish.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableMark Watson - ContactsDerren Brown - HappyDerren Brown - A Little HappierJames Smythe - I Still DreamTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the SixSarah Waters - Little StrangerSarah Waters - FingersmithAgatha Christie - Murder on the Orient ExpressAgatha Christie - A Murder is AnnouncedRichard Powers - The OverstoryLucy Ellmann - Ducks, NewburyportRos Barber - Marlowe PapersAnn Patchett - State of WonderAnn Patchett - Dutch HouseJilly Cooper - Between the CoversEL Doctorow - RagtimeMohsin Hamid - How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising AsiaMohsin Hamid - Exit WestMohsin Hamid - Reluctant FundamentalistGeorge Orwell - 1984Extinction Rebellion - This is Not a DrillJonathan Safran Foer - We Are The WeatherJonathan Safran Foer - Everything is IlluminatedDaphne Du Maurier - Rule BritanniaDavid Nicholls - One DayFlann O’Brien - Third PolicemanJohn Fowles - MagusFlann O’Brien - At Swim Two Birds Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/20·54m 8s

Adam Kay - You're Booked

This week we are in the fine company of writer, performer and former doctor Adam Kay! Adam's first book This is Going To Hurt spent over a year at number one in the bestseller list. It became the bestselling non-fiction title of the decade, the bestselling non-fiction e-book of all time and the winner of four National Book Awards. His next three titles, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas, Dear NHS and his new book for children Kay's Anatomy have become instant bestsellers. We talked to Adam about the therapy of reading and writing, bizarre bodily functions, funny books and why you should never read on the toilet.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown UpDaisy Buchanan - The SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableAdam Kay - This is Going To HurtAdam Kay - Kay’s AnatomyAdam Kay (Editor) - Dear NHSMark Watson - ContactsF Scott Fitzgerald - Great GatsbyAlan Bennett - Lady in the VanGraham Greene - Brighton RockVictoria Wood - PlaysJasper Rees - Victoria Wood: Let's Do ItAlan Partridge - I, PartridgeAlan Partridge - NomadRichmal Crompton - Just WilliamPG Wodehouse - Jeeves and WoosterElinor Lipman - On Turpentine LaneEric Carle - Very Hungry CaterpillarJonathan Coe - What a Carve UpJonathan Coe - Middle EnglandJonathan Coe - House of SleepJonathan Coe - Rotter’s ClubMatthew Walker - Why We SleepNina Stibbe - Love NinaSue Townsend. - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleNorton Juster - Phantom TollboothLucy Mangan - BookwormCathy Rentzenbrink - Dear ReaderCathy Rentzenbrink- Last Act of LoveCathy Rentzenbrink - Manual for HeartacheNick Hornby - How To Be GoodZadie Smith - IntimationsZadie Smith - White TeethJRR Tolkien - Lord of the RingsHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s Diary Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/20·58m 18s

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 - Wild SwansRichard Adams - Watership DownCS Lewis - Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeRoald Dahl - BFGJeffrey Archer - Not a Penny More Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/20·55m 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 - Book of ExodusMarlon James - Brief History of 7 KillingsTimothy White - Catch a FireSteve McQueen - Small AxePatrice Lawrence - Eight Pieces of Silva Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/20·48m 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 - Guest ListStephen King - CarrieCurtis Sittenfeld - EligibleLouise O’Neill - Surface BreaksJane Austen - EmmaLouise O’Neill - Only Ever YoursErin Kelly - We Know You KnowTana French - SearcherLiane Moriarty - Big Little LiesCaroline Corcoran - Baby GroupCaroline Corcoran - Through the Wall Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/20·56m 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 - Problem With EverythingAllison Pearson - I Don’t Know How She Does ItAllison Pearson - How Hard Can It BeSigrid Nunez - The FriendSigrid Nunez - What Are You Going Through Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/20·53m 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 - On Michael JacksonCraig Marks - I Want My MTVTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones & the SixJoyce Carol Oates - BlondeCurtis Sittenfeld - RodhamRebecca Makkai - Great Believers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/20·56m 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 - Lucky JimPatricia Lockwood - PriestdaddyEB White - LettersSarah Moss - SummerwaterElizabeth Strout - Oliver KitteridgeElizabeth Strout - Olive AgainAnna Hope - ExpectationSiri Hustvedt - What I Loved Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/20·49m 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 - Nether WorldGeorge Gissing - UnclassedGeorge Orwell - Keep the Aspidistra FlyingLissa Evans - V For VictoryLissa Evans - Crooked HeartLissa Evans - Old BaggageAngus Calder - People’s WarNorman Longmate - How We Lived ThenJohn Lukacs - Five Days in MayPG Wodehouse - Jeeves & WoosterTom Sharpe - Blott on the LandscapeAndrew Sean Greer - LessCraig Brown - 1, 2, 3, 4Craig Brown - Imaginary FriendsCraig Brown - One on OneCraig Brown - Maam DarlingBill Bryson - The BodyBill Bryson - Short History of Nearly EverythingAnthony Horowitz - Russian Roulette Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/20·54m 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 - My Name is WhyGeorge Orwell - 1984Alain De Botton - School of LifeBella Mackie - Jog On Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/20·1h 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 About LovePandora Sykes - How Do We Know We're Doing It RightEmma Gannon - OliveKenya Hunt - Girl Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/20·54m 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 Garden JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/20·48m 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 - PrepJessica Knoll - Luckiest Girl AliveEmma Morgan - Love Story For Bewildered GirlsMelissa Bank - Girls Guide To Hunting & FishingMelissa Bank - Wonder SpotJohn Boyne - Ladder To The SkyJohn Boyne - Heart’s Invisible FuriesPatricia Highsmith - Talented Mr RipleyJilly Cooper - PoloJilly Cooper - RidersJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceEmily Bronte - Wuthering HeightsJacqueline Susann - Valley of the DollsBetty Friedan - Feminine MystiqueAbi Dare - Girl With the Louding VoiceKelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott - Swan SongTruman Capote - In Cold BloodNikesh Shukla - Brown BabyNikesh Shukla - Good ImmigrantNikesh Shukla - Good Immigrant USANikesh Shukla - One Who Wrote DestinyRhik Samadder - I Never Said I loved You Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/20·48m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/20·48m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/06/20·33m 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 - Education of Ivy EdwardsSarra Manning - UnstickyMarian Keyes - Rachel's HolidayMarian Keyes - Grown UpsHolly Bourne - PretendingSarra Manning - You Don’t Have To Say you Love MeSarra Manning - Let’s Get LostSarra Manning - Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/20·41m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/06/20·43m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/20·26m 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 PrejudiceDemi Moore - Inside OutCurtis Sittenfeld - PrepRebecca Lee - BobcatJoseph O’Neill - Good TroubleLaura van den Berg - I Hold a Wolf by the EarsAli Smith - How To Be BothRaymond Carver - Where I'm Calling From Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/05/20·49m 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 - The ExilesHilary McKay - The Exiles at HomeWilliam Golding - Lord of the FliesLisa Owens - Not WorkingAnthony Buckeridge - Jennings at LargePatrick Hamilton - Hangover SquareEvelyn Waugh - Vile BodiesEvelyn Waugh - Decline and Fall Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/20·35m 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 LifeNoel Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesGeorge Orwell - Keep The Aspidistra FlyingTruman Capote - Breakfast at TiffanysSarra Manning - UnstickyMarian Keyes - Grown Ups Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/20·43m 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: https://furtherreading.substack.com/p/coming-soonBOOKSDaisy 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 - Raiders OverheadJohn Strachey - Post DRoger Deakins - WaterlogWG Sebald - Rings of SaturnNicholas Parsons - Dipped in VitriolJune Havoc - Early HavocArmistead Maupin - More Tales of the CityArmistead Maupin -Further Tales of the CityArmistead Maupin - Mary Ann in AutumnNeil Gaiman - Graveyard BookAnnie Proulx - Shipping NewsAnita Brookner - LatecomersAnita Brookner - Look At MeAnita Brookner - Hotel Du LacFlorence King - Confessions of a Failed Southern LadyHelen Ellis - Southern Lady CodeDodie Smith - I Capture the CastleLiam Fay - Beyond BeliefPeter Nichols - A Voyage For MadmenWalter Lord - Night to RememberKenneth Anger - Hollywood BabylonMatthew Sweet - Shepperton BabylonLaurens van der Post - Flamingo FeatherKenneth Williams - DiariesKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationFlora Thompson - Lark Rise To CandlefordVarious - English HymnalLissa Evans - Small Change for StuartGerald Durrell - My Family and Other AnimalsJane Gardam - Queen of the TambourineJane Gardam - Old FilthLissa Evans - Crooked Heart Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/20·58m 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: https://furtherreading.substack.com/p/coming-soonBOOKSDaisy 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/20·57m 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: https://furtherreading.substack.com/p/coming-soonBOOKSDaisy 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 - Scribble ScribbleJane Gardam - Old FilthAnnie Baker - JohnAnnie Baker - FlickMichael Ondaatje - WarlightMichael Ondaatje - English PatientOscar Wilde - Decay of LyingMaureen Callahan - American PredatorDavid Carr - Night of the GunJoe Coomer - Flatland FableLewis Shiner - GlimpsesLewis Shiner - SlamSalman Rushdie - QuichotteOlivia Laing - Lonely CityGilbert King - Beneath a Ruthless SunGilbert King - Devil in the GroveBarbara Ehrenreich - Nickel and DimedJames Leo Herlihy - Season of the WitchSarah Hepola - BlackoutRichard Ford - The SportswriterTara Allmen - Menopause ConfidentialMiranda Sawyer - Out of TimeDaniel Lipkowitz - Lego Ideas BookAbby Frucht - Liquorice Marilynne Robinson - Housekeeping Dolly Parton - My Life and Other Unfinished Business Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/20·57m 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: https://furtherreading.substack.com/p/coming-soonBOOKSDaisy 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 - On WritingAnn Lamott - Bird By BirdTana French - In The WoodsMichelle McNamara - I’ll Be Gone in the DarkAdrienne Brodeur - Wild GameJudith Rossner - Looking For Mr GoodbarSebastián Edwards - Untold Story of FDRAnne Knoll - Secret Life of Thomas Bradford Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/02/20·1h 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 - StonerSteve Almond - John Williams' StonerHarper Lee - To Kill a MockingbirdGary Paulsen - HatchetWilson Rawls - Where the Red Fern GrowsEB White - Charlotte’s Web Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/02/20·51m 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 - PlainwaterMary Roach - StiffAnna Burns - MilkmanKarl Ove Knausgård - My StruggleAnn Leckie - Ancillary JusticeAda Palmer - Too Like the LightningJames Bridle - New Dark AgeJames Corey - The ExpanseLiana Finck - Passing For HumanLiana Finck - Excuse MeSamantha Irby - We Are Never Meeting in Real Life Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/02/20·57m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/02/20·56m 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 - Black FridayAnthony Powell - Dance To The Music of TimeKazuo Ishiguro - Remains of the DayFord Madox Ford - Good SoldierGrace Metalious - Peyton PlaceJohn Cheever - Wapshot ChronicleWalker Percy - The MoviegoerAdler & Van Doren - Great Treasury of Western ThoughtEmily Post - EtiquettePhilip Gourevitch - Paris Review InterviewsVarious - WPA Guide To New York CityRaymond Carver - Selected StoriesAnton Chekhov- Short StoriesKingsley Amis - James Bond Dossier Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/20·52m 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 - Shirley JacksonTracy Daugherty - Last Love SongJanet Malcolm - Journalist and the MurdererSusanna Kaysen - Girl InterruptedJames St James - Party MonsterSiri Hustvedt - What I LovedCat Marnell - How To Murder Your LifeJeannette walls - The Glass CastleSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleAnonymous - Go Ask AliceHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s DiaryPeriel Aschenbrand - The Only Bush I Trust Is My OwnAnnabel Gat - Astrology of Love & SexPatricia Lockwood - PriestdaddyPhilip Roth - Plot Against AmericaGay Talese - Thy Neighbour’s WifeGilda Radner - It’s Always SomethingGilda Radner - Paper Doll Book Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/01/20·57m 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 - Bridget Jones's DiaryLauren Bravo - How To Break Up With Fast FashionDr Seuss - Oh The Places You’ll GoLisa Taddeo - Three WomenRebecca Traister - Good and MadEve Babitz - I Used To Be CharmingJoan Didion - White AlbumTruman Capote - In Cold BloodTerry Newman - Legendary Authors and the Clothes They WoreLaura Thompson - Take Six GirlsJacqueline Susan - Valley of the DollsMohsin Hamid - Exit WestAlex Michaelides - Silent PatientNina Freudenberger - BibliostyleThatcher Wine - For The Love of BooksSilvia Moreno-Garcia - Gods of Jade & ShadowSally Rooney - Normal PeopleEtaf Rum - A Woman is No ManSalman Rushdie - QuichotteAlexi Zentner - CopperheadTana French - Wych ElmMadeline Miller - Song of AchillesMadeline Miller - CirceKatherine Dunn - On CussingMark Manson - Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/01/20·57m 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 ModelsDenton Welch - JournalsNorris Mailer - Windchill SummerNorris Mailer - Ticket to the CircusAnne Lamot - Almost EverythingLucy Ellman - Ducks, NewburyportKarl Ove Knausgaard - My StruggleRichard Tuttle - Art ofAmanda Lepore - Doll PartsJohn Kennedy Toole - Confederacy of DuncesGrace Metalious - Peyton PlaceGrace Metalious - Return To Peyton PlaceGrace Metalious - Tight White CollarCandy Darling - My Face For The World To SeeDavid Rank - Bend Over PigKlaus Kinski - All I Need is LoveLinda Russell - My Daughter Susan SmithDeborah Spungen - And I Don't Want To Live This LifeLionel Dahmer - Father's StoryJane Bowles - Two Serious LadiesTennessee Williams - MemoirsTennessee Williams - Suddenly Last SummerLili Anolik - Hollywood's EveRicki Lake - Never Say Never Julian Barnes - Only StoryJohn Rechy - About My Life and the Kept WomanJohn Waters - CarsickChristopher Bonanos - Making of Weegee Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/01/20·59m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/12/19·15m 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 - Dear Mrs BirdStella Gibbons - Cold Comfort FarmMarilynne Robinson - GileadPL Travers - Mary PoppinsJane Austen - Mansfield ParkGeorge Saunders - Lincoln in the BardoDavid Sedaris - Santaland DiariesMarcel Proust - Remembrance of Things PastMargaret Atwood - Handmaid’s TaleMargaret Atwood - The TestamentsBernadine Evaristo - Girl, Woman, OtherJames Joyce - UlyssesHilary Mantel - Mirror and the LightHilary Mantel - Wolf HallTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the SixAnita Brookner - Hotel Du LacAnita Brookner - Look At MeBarbara Pym - Excellent WomenLiane Moriarty - Big Little LiesRoger Deakin - WaterloggedLemn Sissay - My Name is WhyLucia Berlin - Manual For Cleaning WomenDale Shaw - Painfully British Haikus Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/12/19·59m 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 - The SportswriterRichard Ford - Women With MenJane Smiley - A Thousand AcresNora Ephron - HeartburnMary Gaitskill - Bad BehaviourAnne Enright - The Green RoadBrian Moore - The Doctor’s Wife Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/11/19·59m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/19·56m 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 DreweArt 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 - Escape from Camp 14Cheryl Strayed - WildPaula Hawkins - Girl on the TrainGeorge RR Martin - Game of ThronesGillian Flynn - Gone GirlJeffrey Eugenides - Marraiage PlotJeffrey Eugenides - Virgin SuicidesJeffrey Eugenides - MiddlesexMaria Semple - Where Did You Go Bernadette?EL James - 50 Shades of GreyLisa Taddeo - Three WomanBelle De Jour - Intimate Adventures of a London Call GirlSuzanne Collins - Hunger GamesAbba - Abba Annual 1979 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/19·49m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/19·1h

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 - JayaBibek Debroy - Bhagavata PuranaAmish Tripathi - Immortals of MeluhaPam Ayres - The Last HedgehogAna Sampson (Ed) - She is FierceShivanee Ramlochan - Everyone Knows I am a HauntingRhik Samadder - I Never Said I Loved You Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/10/19·57m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/19·58m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/09/19·1h 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 - Visit From the Goon SquadJennifer Egan - Manhattan BeachMary Roach - BonkCharlotte Roche- WetlandsLeïla Slimani - AdeleLeïla Slimani- LullabyRobert Galbraith - Lethal WhiteJilly Cooper - Man Who Made Husbands JealousDavid Friend - Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/19·55m 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 - FingersmithF Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the NightCharles Dickens - David CopperfieldCharles Dickens - Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseNorman Collins - London Belongs To MeMargaret Atwood - SurfacingMargaret Atwood - Life Before ManPeter Carey - Parrot and Olivier in AmericaBarbara Kingsolver - The LacunaLaura Hillenbrand - UnbrokenSjon - The Blue FoxSena Jeter Naslund - Ahab’s WifeCarola Hicks - The Girl in the Green GownHermione Lee - Edith WhartonLyndall Gordon - Lives Like Loaded GunsKaren Armstrong - Bible: The BiographySarah Bakewell - How To LiveCraig Brown - Ma’am DarlingBart van Es - The Cut Out GirlElaine Dundy - Life Itself! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/19·54m 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 Garner - The Children’s BachPenelope Lively - Heat WavePenelope Fitzgerald - At Freddie’sChoderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons DangereusesMichael Ondaatje - The ConversationsCameron Crowe - Conversations With WilderFrancois Truffaut - HitchcockElif Batuman - The IdiotTove Jansson - Moominvalley in NovemberLorrie Moore - Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?Lorrie Moore - Collected StoriesZadie Smith - Feel FreePhilip Gourevitch - Paris Review InterviewsJoan Didion - Play It As It Lays Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/09/19·1h 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 - Beyond BlackStephen King - On WritingStephen King - ItStephen King - The Green MileStephen King - The BodyStephen King - CarrieDorothy Koomson - The Brighton MermaidJilly Cooper - JumpJackie Collins - The StudShirley Conran - LaceSidney Sheldon - Other Side of Midnight Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/19·56m 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 - Orphan Master’s SonFyodor Dostoyevsky - The IdiotFyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and PunishmentElif Bautman - The IdiotElena Ferrante - My Brilliant FriendThomas Hardy - Tess of the d’UbervillesThomas Hardy - Far From the Madding CrowdDavid Nicholls - One Day Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/06/19·57m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/19·59m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/06/19·51m 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 AwayStephen King - MiseryJuno Dawson - Say Her NameMichelle Paver - Dark MatterPatrick Ness - Chaos WalkingPhilip Pullman - Northern LightsPatrick Ness - The Knife of Never Letting GoPatrick Ness - A Monster CallsLouise O'Neill - Only Ever YoursJacqueline Susan - Valley of the DollsDick Bruna - A Story To TellStephenie Meyer - TwilightJuno Dawson - Hollow PikeDonna Tartt - Secret HistoryBret Easton Ellis - The Rules of AttractionCurtis Sittenfeld - PrepAngie Thomas - Hate U GiveFrances Hardinge - The Lie TreeJohn Green - The Fault in Our Stars Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/19·59m 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 MoonsAnonymous - Go Ask AliceHolly Bourne - What a Girls Gotta DoHolly Smale - Geek GirlAngie Thomas - Hate U GiveSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/19·55m 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 JacksonGeorgette Heyer - The Grand SophySally Rooney - Normal PeopleJackie Collins - World is Full of Divorced WomenJackie Collins - ThrillTara Westover - EducatedAnne Fadiman - Spirit Catches You and You Fall DownAdam Kay - This is Going To Hurt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/19·58m 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 - Normal PeopleJT Leroy - SarahJT Leroy - Heart is Deceitful Above All ThingsHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s DiaryJilly Cooper - Rivals Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/19·59m 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 ArgumentsEmer McLysaght and Sarah Breen - Oh My God, What a Complete AislingEmer McLysaght and Sarah Breen - The Importance of Being AislingMarian Keyes - Sushi for Beginners Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/19·1h 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 - UlyssesShena Mackay - Orchard on FireJilly Cooper - Man Who Made Husbands JealousJack Newnham - Kites To Make and FlyNancy Mitford - The Pursuit of Love Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/19·1h 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/19·41m 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 - CyclogeographyDarryl Jones - Sleeping With the Lights OnJoanna Walsh - HotelAN Devers - TrainsLeslie Jamison - Empathy ExamsRoxanne Gay - HungerSarah Davis-Goff - Last Ones Left AliveAnne Boyer - Garments Against WomenOlivia Sudjic - SympathyOlivia Sudjic - ExposureMartina Evans - We Can Talk Openly About MenLiz Berry - Republic of Motherhood Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/19·1h 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 - Ernest Hemingway: A BiographyErnest Hemingway - Old Man and The SeaRoland Barthes - Image Music TextVarious - Every Woman’s Book of Health and BeautyNora Ephron - I Remember NothingRaymond Carver - All of UsWendy Cope - Two Cures for LoveJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceEmily Bronte - Wuthering Heights Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/19·1h 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 - An AutobiographyWilliam Goldman - Adventures in the Screen TradeGeorgette Heyer - Christmas PartyElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicElizabeth Gilbert - Eat Pray Love Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/19·56m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/19·7m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/03/19·50m 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 - Emergency SexVarious - Greek Island HoppingMaggie O’Farrell - This Must Be The PlaceTessa Hadley - Late in the DaySigmund Freud - Collected WorksAdam Kay - This Is Going To HurtDoris Lessing - The Golden NotebookBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackElaine Dundy - Dud AvocadoDoris Lessing - Martha QuestSarah Waters - Tipping The VelvetPhillip Roth - Portnoy’s ComplaintPhillip Roth - American PastoralLisa Halliday - AsymmetryDavid Nichols - One DayDavid Nichols - UsEdward St Aubyn - Some HopeAnita Brookner - Family and FriendsBret Easton Ellis - American PsychoAngela Carter - The Bloody Chamber Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/02/19·56m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/19·49m 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 Streatfeild - Ballet ShoesNoel Streatfeild - White Boots Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/02/19·55m 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 FierceNina Stibbe - Love NinaNina Stibbe - Paradise LodgeNina Stibbe - Man at the HelmElena Ferrante - My Brilliant FriendCharles Dickens - A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseVarious - Norton Anthology of PoetryOvid - MetamorphosisJilly Cooper - MountGeoffrey Chaucer - The Riverside ChaucerBarbara Kingsolver - The Poisonwood BibleBarbara Kingsolver - The LacunaDonna Tartt - The Little FriendOlivia Laing - CrudoMeena Kandasamy - When I Hit YouAli Smith - How To Be BothCarson McCullers - The Member of the WeddingCarson McCullers - The Heart is a Lonely HunterFrancoise Sagan - Bonjour TristesseToni Morrison - JazzIsabel Allende - House of the SpiritsToni Morrison - BelovedHeather Havrilesky - How to be a Person in the WorldSloan Crosley - I Was Told There’d be CakeHelen MacDonald - H is For HawkBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackBarbara Trapido - Frankie and StankieBarbara Trapido - Temples of DelightBarbara Trapido - JugglingE Nesbit - Five Children and ItE Nesbit - The Story of the Treasure SeekersGeorge & Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a NobodyRebecca Reid - Perfect LiarsLouise Rennison - Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/02/19·56m 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 - MelmothSarah Perry - The Essex SerpentBram Stoker - DraculaIsak Dinesen - Gothic TalesVarious - Oxford Book of Gothic TalesPeter Haining - The Shilling ShockersMatthew Lewis - The MonkVarious - Wisden Cricketers' AlmanackCharlie Connelly - Gilbert: The Last Days of WG GraceBella Bathurst - The Lighthouse StevensonsDouglas Adams - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/19·54m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/19·57m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/01/19·50m 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 NovemberTove Jansson - Moominpappa at SeaMary Stewart - Ludo and the Star HorseRussell Hoban - Riddley WalkerPenelope Fitzgerald - The BookshopPenelope Fitzgerald - The Beginning of Spring Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/12/18·1h

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/12/18·48m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/18·48m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/18·42m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/18·38m 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/11/18·33m 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 MealsEM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial LadyEmily St. John Mandel - Station 11Susan Scarlett - Clothes PegsNoel Streatfeild - Myra CarrolNoel Streatfeild - SaplingsMarjorie Hillis - Live Alone & Like ItJaney Scott - Sara Gay Model GirlFred Vermorel - StarlustFrederick Carter - London at NightFrancis Marshall - London WestMary R Richardson - Laugh a DefianceLorna Hill - Dream of Sadlers Wells Georgette Heyer - Regency Buck Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/18·47m 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 ReadingBeryl E Escott - Heroines of SOEAgatha Christie - The ClocksWE Johns - BigglesJeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy KidAndy Griffiths - 13-Story TreehouseJohn Niven - Kill Your FriendsDavid Nicholls - One DayHelen Fielding - Bridget Jones's DiarySue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleRyan Holiday - Daily StoicVarious - Assassin's CloakWilliam Boyd - Any Human Heart Rachel Joyce - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenJK Rowling - Harry Potter & the Order of the PhoenixTom Palmer - Armistice RunnerAJ Pearce - Dear Mrs BirdLissa Evans - Their Finest Hour and a Half Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/18·46m 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 AliveJB Priestley - DelightVarious - Modern DelightRod Stewart - Rod: The AutobiographyCherie Curry - Neon Angel: A Memoir of a RunawayOttessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and RelaxationLynn Barber - How To Improve Your Man in BedWoody Allen - Without FeathersTina Brown - The Vanity Fair DiariesDerek Walcott - The Poetry of Derek WalcottViv Albertine - To Throw Away UnopenedViv Albertine - Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/11/18·41m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/18·8m 25s
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