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.

Jeffrey Archer – You’re Booked

With around 300 million books sold in 97 countries and translated into 33 languages, who wouldn’t want to know about the reading habits and writing tips of Jeffrey Archer? Since writing his first book, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, in 1974, Jeffrey has written nearly 50 titles, the latest being Hidden in Plain Sight, and is the only author to have been number 1 in fiction, non-fiction and short stories. We talked to him about his favourite author, being huge in India, being disappointed by book sales and prison reading.


Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Jeffrey Archer – Hidden in Plain Sight

Ian Fleming – Casino Royale

Amor Towles – Gentleman in Moscow

Heather Morris – Tattooist of Auschwitz

Dickens – Tale of Two Cities

Dickens – Christmas Carol

Dumas – Count of Monte Cristo

Dumas – Three Musketeers

Noel Streatfeild – Ballet Shoes

Jeffrey Archer – Kane and Abel

Patrick Freyne – Ok Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea

Jeffrey Archer – Prison Diaries

James Joyce – Finnegans Wake

Lampedusa – Leopard

Jane Austen – Emma

Agatha Christie – Poirot

Jeffrey Archer – Clifton Chronicles

PG Wodehouse – Jeeves

Alberto Moravia – Woman of Rome

Siri Hustvedt – What I Loved

Lissa Evans – V for Victory

Bill Bryson – The Body

Stefan Zweig – Beware of Pity

Jeffrey Archer – Paths of Glory

Elif Shafak – Three Daughters of Eve

Stefan Sweig – Farewell to Europe

Abi Dare – Girl With the Louding Voice

Jung Chang –

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