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.

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.


Joseph Mitchell – McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon

Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Angela Clarke – On My Life

Angela Clarke – Follow Me

Angela Clarke – Watch Me

Angela Clarke – Trust Me

Roald Dahl – Cruelty/Madness/Lust

Steve Cavanagh – Twisted

Alan Partridge – Nomad

Artemis Cooper – Elizabeth Jane Howard: Dangerous Innocence

Claire McGowan – Dead Ground

Claire McGowan – Savage Hunger

Claire McGowan – Silent Dead

Dorothy L Sayers – Lord Peter Wimsey Stories

Dorothy L Sayers – Strong Poison

Enid Blyton – Malory Towers

Louisa M Alcott – Little Women

Agatha Christie – 4.50 From Paddington

Agatha Christie – Sleeping Murder

Agatha Christie – Curtain

Nikita Gill – Fierce Fairytales

John Donne – Selected Poems

Ernest Hemingway – For Whom The Bell Tolls

George Orwell – 1984

Bret Easton Ellis – American Psycho

Judy Blume – Forever

Jilly Cooper – Riders

Shirley Conran – Lace

Susan Meredith – Usborne Facts of Life, Growing Up

Irvine Welsh – Trainspotting

Naomi Wood – Mrs Hemingway

Carl E. Rollyson – Martha Gellhorn: Beautiful Exile

Manolo Blahnik – Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions

Stephan P Clarke – The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion

Luke Jennings – Codename Villanelle

Lauren Bravo – What Would the Spice Girls Do

John Curran – Agatha Christie’s Complete Secret Notebooks

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