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.

David Nicholls – You’re Booked

We’re kicking off season 4 in style by visiting the beautiful North London home of the magnificent David Nicholls! As we are sure you are aware, David is massively bestselling internationally renowned author of novels such as One Day, Us and most recently Sweet Sorrow as well adapting work such as Edward St Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose and Great Expectations for the screen. We spoke to David about being an understudy, Dickens, adaptation and Billy Wilder.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

David Nicholls – One Day

David Nicholls – Starter For Ten

David Nicholls – The Understudy

David Nicholls – Us

David Nicholls – Sweet Sorrow

Jean De Brunhoff – Colourful World of Babar

Daniel Rosenthal – National Theatre Story

Tobias Wolff – Stories of

Edward St Aubyn – Never Mind

Roald Dahl – Danny the Champion of the World

Ford Maddox Ford – The Good Soldier

Patrick Hamilton – Hangover Square

Muriel Spark – Girls of Slender Means

Muriel Spark – Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark – The Driver’s Seat

Charles Dickens – Great Expectations

Charles Dickens – David Copperfield

Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens – Bleak House

Charles Dickens – Our Mutual Friend

Lucia Berlin – Evening in Paradise

Lucia Berlin – Manual For Cleaning Women

Nell Zink – The Wallcreeper

Nell Zink – Mislaid

Ken Kesey – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

John Cheever – Stories

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Tender is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby

Thomas Hardy – Tess of the d’Ubervilles

Phillip Larkin – A Girl in Winter

Phillip Larkin – Jill

Milan Kundera – Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Milan Kundera – Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera – Life is Elsewhere

Alan Hollinghurst – Line of Beauty

EM Forster – Howards End

Helen Garner – The Spare Room


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