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

Dolly Alderton, Ayisha Malik, Lissa Evans – You’re Booked Christmas Special!

Merry Christmas! And welcome to the You’re Booked Christmas extravaganza live from the fabulous Allbright Members Club in London’s glamorous Mayfair. We are joined by two former (and one upcoming) You’re Booked guests – High Low podcast …

Diana Henry – You’re Booked

It’s North London once again this week for a very special visit with the legendary food writer Diana Henry! Diana is the Sunday Telegraph’s award winning food writer and author of eight books about food, culture, travelling, recipes and more …

Nadia Shireen – You’re Booked

This week we are in glorious North London to meet picture book illustrator and kids book powerhouse Nadia Shireen! Nadia is the creator of the Billy book series and blockbusters such as The Bumblebear and The Cow Who Fell To Earth. She is also an ex-Sm…

Flo Perry – You’re Booked

We’re back in North London this week to meet the author and illustrator Flo Perry! Flo is the creative force behind the book How To Have Feminist Sex which covers everything from faking it to consent, stress to kink, and how losing your virginity …

Kate Williams – You’re Booked (Live at Henley Lit Fest)

This week we’re travelling to lovely, leafy Henley-on-Thames (home of the great Bell Bookshop) for a very special episode live from the Henley Lit Fest, specifically the grand confines of the Town Hall. This week’s guest is the historian, nov…

Nikita Gill – You’re Booked

This week we’re hotfooting it to Hampshire to visit the poet, storyteller, playwright and all-around inspiration Nikita Gill! Nikita is an acclaimed author with a slew of celebrity fans, hundreds of thousands of social media followers and devotees…

Jess Phillips – You’re Booked

This week we are heading to beautiful Birmingham and visiting the home of politician, author and feminist superstar Jess Phillips! Jess is the MP for Birmingham Yardley, previously worked for Women’s Aid and continues to campaign for equality and …

Richard Ayoade – You’re Booked

This week we are ensconced in the lush, historic offices of Faber and Faber (featuring framed, insulting TS Eliot memos) to talk to the comedian, director and author Richard Ayoade! Richard is globally recognised due to his roles in iconic shows such a…

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 a…

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