You’re Booked

Hosted ByDaisy 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.

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 RothandJackie Collins.

BOOKS (Click on titles for more)

Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Hannah Beckerman – If Only I Could Tell You

Bill Clegg – Did You Ever Have a Family?

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen – Liar

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen – Waking Lions

Enid Blyton – Secret Seven

Enid Blyton – Famous Five

Enid Blyton – St Clare’s

Enid Blyton – Malory Towers

Anne Digby – Trebizon

Enid Blyton – Naughtiest Girl in the School

Judy Blume – Forever

Judy Blume – Deenie

Noel Streatfeild – Ballet Shoes

Jackie Collins – Thrill

Jackie Collins – The Santangelos

Jonathan Coe – Middle England

Ayisha Malik – This Green and Pleasant Land

Noel Streatfeild – Apple Bough

Stephen Moss –Dynasties

Various – Explanatorium of Nature

Ruth Symons – Story of Life: Evolution

Gabrielle Balkan & Sam Brewster – Book of Bones

Allie Esiri & Zanna Goldhawk – A Poem for Every Day of the Year

Fiona Waters & Frann Preston-Gannon – I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree

Rebecca Reid – Perfect Liars

Isabel Sanchez Vegara – Little People Big Dreams: Agatha Christie

Isabel Sanchez Vegara – Little People Big Dreams: Audrey Hepburn

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

Alfred Lord Tennyson – Select Poems

Andrew Thomson & Heidi Postlewait…

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