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.

5. Lucy Vine

This week, we’re off to Cambridge, home of some of the greatest scientific minds – and pens – known to human existence. from Charles Darwin to Douglas Adams and this week’s guest, romantic comedy writer and zombie lit lover Lucy Vine. Lucy comes from a family of writers, and she tells us about an early run in with Roald Dahl, her surprisingly scatological filing system and her belief that no-one is too grand for Dan Brown. We were also joined by a puppy posse – listen out for Ivy, Teddy and Sonny.


Lucy Vine – What Fresh Hell?

Lucy Vine – Hot Mess

Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Deborah Frances-White – The Guilty Feminist

Sarah Silverman – The Bedwetter

AA Milne – Winnie The Pooh

John Wyndham – The Day of the Triffids

Jon Ronson – So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

HG Wells – The Time Machine

Gabrielle Fernie – Lush

Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen – Oh My God What a Complete Aisling

Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones’s Diary

Dolly Alderton – Everything I Know About Love

Louise O’Neill – The Surface Breaks

Sophie Kinsella – The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic

Nora Ephron – Heartburn

Sarah Hodgson – Modern Dog Parenting

Piers Morgan – Don’t You Know Who I Am?

Simon Amstell – Help

Daisy Johnson – Everything Under

Cat Marnell – How To Murder Your Life

David Nicholls – One Day

Lionel Shriver – We Need To Talk About Kevin

Sylvia Waugh – The Mennyms

Robert C O’Brien – The Silver Crown

Richard Adams – Watership Down

Cecelia Ahern- Roar

Dan Brown – The Da Vinci Code

Caitlin Moran – How To Build a Girl

Lena Dunham – Not That Kind of Girl

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