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.

Anthony Horowitz – You’re Booked

This week we’re talking to the astonishingly prolific Anthony Horowitz! Anthony has written extensively for young adults, (especially his Alex Rider series), for adults (the Magpie and Moonflower Murder books), for the screen (Including the creation of Foyle’s War) and updating both Sherlock Holmes and James Bond legacies with new stories plus many, many more. We discussed forgotten crime authors, funny books, writing inspiration, novels about writers and the sadness of finishing a beloved book.


Daisy Buchanan – How To Be a Grown Up

Daisy Buchanan – Sisterhood

Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Dale Shaw – Haunted Underpants

Dale Shaw – Haunted Underpants on WFMU

Anthony Horowitz – Stormbreaker

Anthony Horowitz – Magpie Murders

Anthony Horowitz – Moonflower Murders

Don Winslow – Power of the Dog

Don Winslow – Cartel

Don Winslow – Border

John Dickson Carr – Hag’s Nook

Soji Shimada – Tokyo Zodiac Murders

Soji Shimada – Crooked House

AE Ellis – The Rack

Albert Camus – Plague

Laurie Colwin – Happy All The Time

Anthony Horowitz – Oblivion

Anthony Horowitz – Switch

LP Hartley – Go-Between

William Golding – Spire

William Golding – Lord of the Flies

George MacDonald Fraser – Flashman

Thomas Hughes – Tom Brown’s Schooldays

Herman Wouk – Caine Mutiny

Elizabeth Jane Howard – Cazalet Chronicles

Erich Remarque – All Quiet On the Western Front

TH White – Once and Future King

George Gissing – New Grub Street

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