Nell Frizzell – You’re Booked

This week, we are delighted to present a very funny, thoughtful and free-flowing conversation with a very old friend of the podcast, Nell Frizzell! We’ve been dreaming of having Nell appear on the show since it began, so we’re delighted to finally get the chance to chat. Nell is an author, journalist and podcaster. Her first novel was the hilarious Square One, while her first book, The Panic Years, dealt with womanhood, motherhood and… panic. Her latest is Holding the Baby, a memoir on parenting that culminates in a manifesto. We talked to Nell about fantastic literary fathers, the forbidden fruit of Bridget Jones, great fictional witches and deliberately not finishing a book because you love it so much. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy’s next book Limelight from Details of Daisy’s event in Bath with Pineapple Street author Jenny Jackson are here.


Nell Frizzell – Square One

Nell Frizzell – Holding the Baby

Nell Frizzell – The Panic Years

Melissa Fu – Peach Blossom Spring

Anne Bronte – Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Arundhati Roy – God of Small Things

Barbara Comyns – Our Spoons Came From Woolworths

Lemn Sissay – My Name is Why

Jane Austen – Sense and Sensibility

Rob Delaney – Heart That Works

Elizabeth Strout – Lucy By the Sea

David Nichols – Us

Elizabeth Strout – Oh William

Jonathan Coe – Bourneville

Jonathan Coe – Rotters Club

Jonathan Coe – What a Carve Up

Katherine Heiny – Early Morning Riser

Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones’s Diary

Helen Fielding – Cause Celebre

Jacqueline Susan – Valley of the Dolls

Tony Bradman – Sam the Girl Detective

Kaye Umansky – Pongwiffy

Spike Milligan – Badjelly

Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas – Winnie the Witch

Vikram Seth – Suitable Boy

Vikram Seth – Equal Music

Johanna Spyri – Heidi

Roald Dahl – Fantastic Mr Fox

Bill Bryson – Notes From a Small Island

Bill Bryson – The Body

Bill Bryson – Down Under

Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock Holmes

Michael Palin – Hemingway’s Chair

Cesca Major – Maybe Next Time

Naomi Wood – Mrs Hemingway

Martha Gellhorn – Travels with Myself and Another

Dervla Murphy – Wheels Within Wheels

Freya Stark – Valleys of the Assassins

Rosita Boland – Elsewhere

Mary Wollstonecraft- Letters from Sweden, Norway and Denmark

Musa Okwonga – One of Them

Jilly Cooper – Class

Leo Tolstoy – Anna Karenina

Jilly Cooper – Riders

Josie Long – BecauseI Don’t Know What You Mean And What You Don’t

Jean Rhys – Voyage in the Dark

Nella Larsen – Passing

Sarah Gilmartin – Dinner Party

Philip Larkin – Whitsun Weddings

Rose Tremain – The Colour

AJ Pearce – Mrs Porter Calling

AJ Pearce – Dear Mrs Bird

Tim Burrows – Invention of Essex

Henry James – The Europeans

Clover Stroud – My Wild & Sleepless Nights

Katy Wix – Delicacy

Alice Vincent – Rootbound

Amy Liptrot – The Instant

Steve Jones – Call Time

Ian Fleming – Casino Royale

Chelsea Conaboy – Mother Brain

Rosie Kinchen – Ballast Seed

Paul Morgan-Bentley – Equal Parent

Philip Larkin – A Girl in Winter

Luiza Sauma – Everything You Ever Wanted

Luiza Sauma – Flesh & Bone & Water

Mary Beard – Good Working Mother’s Guide

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