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.

4. Robyn Wilder and Stuart Heritage

For episode 4 we’re heading to Ashford – the home of the Eurostar, Vic Reeves, Bob Holness and the journalistic power couple Stuart Heritage and Robyn Wilder. Stuart is the author of the brilliantly funny memoir Don’t Be a Dick Pete, Robyn writes a weekly parenting column for The Pool and they both host the excellent Naughty Step podcast. We huddled around their kitchen table to discuss comedy cookbooks, Misty comics and upsetting Paul Hollywood.


Stuart Heritage – Don’t Be a Dick Pete

Various – Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway

JK Rowling – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Belle de Jour – Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl

Belle de Jour – Playing the Game

Ben Myers – The Book of Fuck

Coolio – Cookin’ With Coolio

Tove Jansson – Moomins Cookbook

Paul Hollywood – Bread

Sarah Gomes Harris – Sarah and Duck

Lucy M Boston – Children of Green Knowe

CS Lewis – Complete Chronicles of Narnia

Lucy Mangan – Bookworm

Judith Kerr – Tiger Who Came To Tea

VC Andrews – Flowers in the Attic

Judy Blume – Then Again Maybe I Won’t

Christina Patterson – The Art of Not Falling Apart

Graham Greene – Brighton Rock

George Orwell – 1984

Fyodor Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment

Simone Cave – Coping With Two

Various – Babies: Mumsnet Guide

Harvey MD Karp – Happiest Baby on the Block

Michael Rosen – You’re Thinking About Doughnuts

J Maarten Troost – Sex Lives of Cannibals

EL James – 50 Shades Trilogy

Marian Keyes – The Break

Philip Pullman – Belle Sauvage

George RR Martin – Song of Ice and Fire

Noah Hawley – Before The Fall

Dolly Alderton – Everything I Know About Love

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