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.

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.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Barbara Trapido – Brother of the More Famous Jack

Barbara Trapido – Noah’s Ark

Barbara Trapido – Juggling

Barbara Trapido – The Travelling Hornplayer

Barbara Trapido – Sex and Stravinsky

Barbara Trapido – Frankie and Stankie

Jane Gardam – Queen of the Tambourine

Jane Gardam – Bilgewater

Jane Gardam – A Long Way From Verona

Jane Gardam – Crusoe’s Daughter

Jane Gardam – Old Filth

Mary Wesley – Not That Sort of Girl

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

Lorna Hill – A Dream of Sadlers Wells

Noel Streatfeild – Ballet Shoes

Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

Keith Gessen – A Terrible Country

Iris Murdoch – Under The Net

Heinrich Hoffmann – Der Struwwelpeter

Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Mark Twain – Huckleberry Finn

Cicely Mary Barker – Flower Fairies

Beatrix Potter – Complete Tales

Luis Coloma – Perez The Mouse

Henry James – Portrait of a Lady

Virginia Woolf – To the Lighthouse

Lucy Mair – Witchcraft

Mary Douglas – Leviticus as Literature

FG Bailey – Gifts and Poisons

Yasmin Khan – Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen

Tessa Hadley – The Past

Deborah Moggach – These Foolish Things

Elaine Dundy – The Dud Avocado

Nina Stibbe – Reasons To Be Cheerful

JRR Tolkien – The Hobbit

Peter May – China Thrillers

James Joyce –

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