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.

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 Sisterhood

Philippa Perry – The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

Louisa May Alcott – Little Women

Noel Streatfeild – Ballet Shoes

Jane Austen – Persuasion

Jane Austen – Mansfield Park

Kerry Hudson – Lowborn

Kerry Hudson – Tony Hogan Bought Ae an Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma

Kerry Hudson – Thirst

Bernardine Evaristo – Mr Loverman

Damian Barr – You Will Be Safe Here

Damian Barr – Maggie and Me

Robert Galbraith – Lethal White

Xiaolu Guo – A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers

Rachel Edwards – Darling

Min Jin Lee – Free Food for Millionaires

Eric Morecambe – Mr Lonely

Jonathan Safran Foer – Everything is Illuminated

Will Self – Umbrella

Deborah Orr – Motherwell

Philippa Perry – Couch Fiction

Harvey Pekar – American Splendor

Marilynne Robinson – Lila

Marilynne Robinson – Gilead

Marilynne Robinson – Housekeeping

Anne Tyler – Spool of Blue Thread

Armistead Maupin – Tales of the City

Armistead Maupin – Further Tales of the City

Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Viv Groskop – How To Own the Room

David F. Lancy – The Anthropology of Childhood

Carmel Schrire- Past and Present in Hunter Gatherer Studies

Dave Eggers – The Circle

Jane Harper – The Dry

EM Delafield – Diary of a Provincial Lady

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