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.

Lissa Evans – You’re Booked

As a special treat, here’s our interview with the fabulous Lissa Evans, which we were planning to be the first episode in our sixth season, but that might have to wait for a while. But we didn’t dare sit on this any longer as it’s such a warm, wonderful, informative episode. Lissa is the author of many fantastic books including Old Baggage and Their Finest Hour and a Half. We talked to her about cosy reads, Father Ted, British movie scandals, funny books and her appearance in the Kenneth Williams diaries! For more information about Daisy’s new newsletter Further Reading visit:


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Holly Bourne – Pretending

Lissa Evans – Old Baggage

Lissa Evans – Their Finest

Lissa Evans – Wed Wabbit

John Costello – Love, Sex and War

Norman Longmate – How We Lived Then

Rodney Ackland – The Celluloid Mistress

Emlyn Williams – George

DH Lawrence – Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Céleste Albaret – Monsieur Proust

Józef Czapski – Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp

Mary Bergstein – In Looking Back One Learns to See

Alain De Botton’s – How Proust Can Change Your Life

Marcel Proust – Swann’s Way

Victoria Wood – Barmy

Victoria Wood – Up To You Porky

Geoffrey Willans – Molesworth

Jessica Mitford – American Way of Death

Jessica Mitford – Hons and Rebels

Evelyn Waugh – Loved One

Jessica Mitford – Makings of a Muckraker

John Carey – Faber Book of Reportage

Elizabeth Taylor – The Devastating Boys

Dorothy Whipple – They Were Sisters

Various – The Girl’s Budget

Barbara Nixon –

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