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.

Jenny Eclair – You’re Booked

This week we’re travelling to South-East London and the lovely, award-winning home of writer, stand-up and podcast host Jenny Eclair! As well as being a legendary comedian and familiar face on our TV screens thanks to shows like Grumpy Old Women and Loose Women, Jenny is the author of many books including the novels Moving, Having a Lovely Time and, her latest, Inheritance. We talked to her about the joy of audiobooks, writing habits, sub-par city guides and comedy versus writing.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Jenny Eclair – Inheritance

David Nicholls – Sweet Sorrow

Anna Hope – Expectation

Taffy Brodesser-Akner – Fleishman is in Trouble

John Niven – Straight White Male

Tayari Jones – An American Marriage

Clare Mackintosh – After The End

Kat Gordon – An Unsuitable Woman

Cressida Connolly – After The Party

Lynne Reid Banks – The L Shaped Room

Nancy Mitford – The Pursuit of Love

Jane Gardam – Old Filth

Jenny Eclair – The Book of Bad Behaviour

Erin Kelly – Stone Mothers

Erin Kelly – He Said She Said

Jonathan Coe – What a Carve Up

Jonathan Coe – Middle England

Ayisha Malik – This Green and Pleasant Land

Alan Hollinghurst – The Line of Beauty

Anna Burns – Milkman

Taylor Jenkins Reid – Daisy Jones and the Six

Andrea Lawlor – Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

Raymond Chandler – Farewell My Lovely

Jenny Eclair – Moving

Sue Townsend – Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Nina Stibbe – Love Nina

Jamie Oliver – 5 Ingredients

Yotam Ottolenghi – Simple

Barbara Kingsover – The Lacuna

Bruno Vincent- Five Go Parenting

Jill Dawson – The Language of Birds

Jill Dawson – Fred and Edie

Alice Munro – Selected Stories

Phoebe Eclair-Powell – National Theatre Connections

Jenny Eclair – Grumpy Old Couples

Shappi Khorsandi – Nina is Not OK

Jennifer Egan –

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