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.

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…


Cathy Rentzenbrink- The Last Act of Love

Cathy Rentzenbrink- A Manual For Heartache

Hilary Mantel – Giving Up the Ghost

Julian Barnes – Nothing to Be Frightened Of

Barbara Trapido – Brother of the More Famous Jack

Erica Jong – Fear of Flying

Nancy Mitford – Pursuit of Love

DH Lawrence – Lady Chatterley’s Lover

DH Lawrence – Women in Love

DH Lawrence – The Rainbow

Jane Austen – Emma

Jane Austen – Mansfield Park

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

Zadie Smith – Feel Free

Jon Ronson – So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Caroline Kepnes – You

Julian Barnes – Flaubert’s Parrot

Julian Barnes – A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

Mary Wesley – Not That Sort of Girl

Nora Ephron – Heartburn

Nora Ephron – Scribble Scribble

LM Montgomery – Emily of New Moon

LM Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables

LM Montgomery – Anne of the Island

LM Montgomery – Anne of Avonlea

LM Montgomery – Complete Journals

Susan Coolidge – What Katy Did

Susan Coolidge – Clover

Lucy Mangan – Bookworm

Georgette Heyer – Frederica

Alberto Manguel – History of…

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