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.


All Episodes

21. Barbara Trapido

We are beyond excited and honoured to bring you this conversation with one of our all-time favourite authors Barbara Trapido! Barbara is the author of seven novels including Brother of the More Famous Jack, The Travelling Hornplayer and Frankie and Sta…

BONUS: Deborah Moggach Live at the London Book Fair

For our first ever live episode, from the London Book Fair, we are delighted to present the author and screenwriter Deborah Moggach. Deborah wrote the bestsellers The Ex-Wives, Tulip Fever(made into a film of the same name),These Fo…

20. Sinéad Gleeson

It’s our first INTERNATIONAL edition as we travel to Dublin to talk to author, journalist, poet and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson. Sinéad is a powerhouse who has written essays and poems for a huge range of publications, edited various anthologies an…

19. Christina Patterson

This week we’re in a converted school in London to meet with author, journalist and broadcaster Christina Patterson. Christina’s memoir The Art of Not Falling Apart is a remarkable and moving look at our emotional relationship with work and e…

18. Angela Clarke

This week we’re jetting off to sun-kissed St Albans to meet crime writer, journalist, former fashionista, broadcaster, playwright, screenwriter and campaigner Angela Clarke. Angela attracted a gaggle of devoted fans with her Social Media Murder se…

BONUS: Daisy Buchanan on Literary Sisters and The Sisterhood

Daisy has a new book out! The Sisterhood: A Love Letter to the Women Who Have Shaped Meis out right now. As Daisy states: ‘My five sisters are the only women I would ever kill for. And they are the only women I have ever wanted to kill….

17. Philippa Perry

This week we’re heading to North London to meet the author, broadcaster, journalist and psychotherapist Philippa Perry. As we met in Philippa’s kitchen, it seemed only fair that she baked us a delicious vegetable pie as a treat. In between fu…

16. Hannah Beckerman

This week’s guest is the author, critic and journalist Hannah Beckerman, whose new novel If Only I Could Tell You has dazzled and captivated readers. Hannah is a professional book addict. She’s a critic for the Observer, the FT and the Sunday Express, …

15. Sarah Knight

In an episode with a slight difference, we meet the multi-million-book bestselling, Marie Kondo of feelings, Sarah Knight. Sarah is the celebrated author of The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F**k, and changed her life by moving to the Dominican R…

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