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.

8. Nina Stibbe

For our very, very special Christmas extravaganza we visit the Cornwall home of the brilliant Nina Stibbe. Nina is the celebrated author of the beloved memoir Love Nina, plus the novels Paradise Lodge and Man at the Helm. Her collection of festive stories An Almost Perfect Christmas is an ideal gift at any time of year. We talked about funny books, Harry Potter, suspect driving instructors and, of course, Adrian Mole.

BOOKS (Click on the titles to find out more)

Nina Stibbe – Love Nina

Nina Stibbe – Man at the Helm

Nina Stibbe – Paradise Lodge

Nina Stibbe – An Almost Perfect Christmas

Nina Stibbe – Reasons To Be Cheerful

Margaret Drabble – The Millstone

Edna O’Brien – The Country Girls

Tina Brown – The Vanity Fair Diaries

Lissa Evans – Old Baggage

JK Rowling – Harry PotterComplete Collection

Sue Townsend – The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

David Sedaris – Calypso

David Sedaris – Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sedaris – Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls

Patrick Gale – Take Nothing With You

Andy Stanton – You’re a Bad Man Mr Gum

Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Roger Hargreaves – Mr Men

Lucy Mangan – Bookworm

Julia Donaldson – Room on the Broom

Garth Jennings – The Wildest Cowboy

Lucia Berlin – A Manual For Cleaning Women

George & Weedon Grossmith – Diary of a Nobody

Paul Ewen – Francis Plug – How To Be a Public Author

Caitlin Moran – How To Build a Girl

Jackie Collins – The World is Full of Married Men

Colleen McCullough – The Thorn Birds

Andrew Sean Greer- Less

DM Thomas – The White Hotel

Edward St Aubyn – The Patrick Melrose Novels

Anthony Powell – Dance To The Music of Time

Maria Semple – Where’d You Go Bernadette?

Katherine Heiny- Standard Deviation

Elizabeth McKenzie – The Portable Veblen

Gail Honeyman – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

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