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.

Isabel Allende – You’re Booked

For the grand finale of our fifth season American adventure (and our 50th episode!), we find ourselves in… Bloomsbury. But we are there for a wonderful reason. To meet the legendary novelist, feminist, and philanthropist Isabel Allende! Isabel is the internationally renowned, bestselling author of works such as House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, Daughter of Fortune,and her latest breathtaking epic A Long Petal of the Sea. We talked to her about illicit reads, writing superstitions, dogs, poetry and Elvis. For more information about Daisy’s new newsletter Further Reading visit:


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Isabel Allende – Long Petal of the Sea

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen – Fairytales From the Far North

Various – Arabian Nights

Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Water Dancer

Louisa May Alcott – Little Women

Isabel Allende – House of the Spirits

Johnston McCulley, – Zorro

Henri Troyat –Tant Que La Terre Durera (While the Earth Endures)

Cherie Currie – Neon Angel

The Isabel Allende Foundation

Isabel Allende – Paula

Jeanine Cummins – American Dirt

Colum McCann – Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann – Apeirogon

Pablo Neruda – Memoirs

Pablo Neruda – Selected Poems

Isabel Allende – Ripper

Anne Lamott – Bird By Bird

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