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.

Sarra Manning – Shelf Isolation

We couldn’t be happier to be Shelf Isolating with this week’s guest – author, journalist and all around book guru Sarra Manning! Sarra is one of our favourite people on the planet as well as a brilliant former guest who has impeccable book taste. We talked to her about foisting favourite books, rigorous rereading, investigating the aristocracy and there are many, many book recommendations.


Daisy Buchanan – Sisterhood

Sarra Manning – Rescue Me

Anne de Courcy – Debs at War

Anne de Courcy – Viceroy’s daughters

Nicolas Coleridge – Glossy Years

PG Wodehouse – Indiscretions of Archie

Barbara Pym – Jane and Prudence

Dorothy Whipple – They Were Sisters

Elizabeth Jane Howard – Cazalet Chronicles

EM Delafield – Diary of a Provincial Lady

Susie Steiner – Missing Presumed

Jane Casey – The Burning

Louise Cavendish – Our House

Penny Vincenzi – No Angel

RC Sherriff – Fortnight in September

Angela Thirkell – Before Lunch

Victoria Wood – Chunky

Kiley Reid – Such a Fun Age

Cathy Rentzenbrink – Dear Reader

Sara Davidson – Loose Change

Lisa Taddeo – Three Women

Cathleen Schine – Grammarians

Virginia Andrews – Flowers in the Attic

Jane Oliver – Business as Usual

Noel Streatfeild – Ballet Shoes

Eva Ibbotson – Morning Gift

Eva Ibbotson – Secret Countess

Georgette Heyer – Regency Buck

LM Montgomery – Blue Castle

Noel Streatfeild – Vicarage Family

Artemis Cooper – Elizabeth David

Hannah Tovey –

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