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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Episodes

David Nicholls - You're Booked Archive All-Stars

2/19/2024
While we're taking a little break, we're revisiting just a few of our favourite ever You're Booked interviews. We're kicking off in style with this wonderful conversation with David Nicholls from season 4 in his beautiful North London home. At the time, David had just released his wonderful novel Sweet Sorrow. His new book, You Are Here, is out soon, while the brand new adaptation of One Day has just hit Netflix. We spoke to David about being an understudy, Dickens, Moomins, movies, adaptation and Billy Wilder. Find out more about all the books mentioned at our Bookshop.org.uk Store. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - The Sisterhood David Nicholls - One Day David Nicholls - Starter For Ten David Nicholls - The Understudy David Nicholls - Us David Nicholls - Sweet Sorrow Jean De Brunhoff - Colourful World of Babar Daniel Rosenthal - National Theatre Story Tobias Wolff - Stories of Edward St Aubyn - Never Mind Roald Dahl - Danny the Champion of the World Ford Maddox Ford - The Good Soldier Patrick Hamilton - Hangover Square Muriel Spark - Girls of Slender Means Muriel Spark - Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark - The Driver’s Seat Charles Dickens - Great Expectations Charles Dickens - David Copperfield Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist Charles Dickens - Bleak House Charles Dickens - Our Mutual Friend Lucia Berlin - Evening in Paradise Lucia Berlin - Manual For Cleaning Women Nell Zink - The Wallcreeper Nell Zink - Mislaid Ken Kesey - One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest John Cheever - Stories F. Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Ubervilles Phillip Larkin - A Girl in Winter Phillip Larkin - Jill Milan Kundera - Book of Laughter and Forgetting Milan Kundera - Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera - Life is Elsewhere Alan Hollinghurst - Line of Beauty EM Forster - Howards End Helen Garner - The Spare Room Helen Garner - The Children’s Bach Penelope Lively - Heat Wave Penelope Fitzgerald - At Freddie’s Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses Michael Ondaatje - The Conversations Cameron Crowe - Conversations With Wilder Francois Truffaut - Hitchcock Elif Bautman - The Idiot Tove Jansson - Moominvalley in November Lorrie Moore - Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? Lorrie Moore - Collected Stories Zadie Smith - Feel Free Philip Gourevitch - Paris Review Interviews Joan Didion - Play It As It Lays Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:04:55

Limelight Special with Kezia Venner - You're Booked

2/12/2024
Surprise! We are back for a very special edition of YB. To celebrate the publication of Limelight in paperback, we're chatting to the winner of the YB Limelight competition Kezia Venner! As you will hear, Kezia is a woman of many talents. She's a lingerie designer, a writer, a former bookseller and a voracious reader, with excellent taste in books. We talked to her about her family's literary connections, the book that kicked off her reading journey, her bookshop buying techniques, her love of YA, her favourite authors and the person who gives her the best reading recommendations. Limelight is out now in paperback - signed copies can be ordered and shipped nationwide from The Margate Bookshop. Find out more about all the books Kezia mentioned at our shop on Bookshop.org. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Donna Tartt - Secret History Emily Henry - Beach Read Emily Henry - Happy Place Claire Daverley - Talking at Night Annie Lord - Notes on Heartbreak Stephenie Meyer - Twilight Patrick Ness - The Knife of Never Letting Go Beth O'Leary - The Flat Share Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable Lisa Taddeo - Animal Nancy Mitford - The Pursuit of Love Lauren Bravo - Preloved Dodie Smith - I Capture the Castle Annie MacManus - The Mess We're In Darren Coffield - Tales From the Colony Room Hanya Yanagihara - A Little Life AM Homes - May We Be Forgiven AM Homes - This Book Will Save Your Life Sue Miller - Monogamy Claire Powell - At the Table Emma Jane Unsworth - Animals Andy Hussey, Rosie Venner -There's No Deer Around Here Andy Hussey, Rosie Venner - Any Trout About? Peter Bently - The Great Dog Bottom Swap Nora Ephron - Heartburn Nick Hornby - High Fidelity Catherine Newman - We All Want Impossible Things Abigail Bergstrom - What a Shame Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:36:23

Jilly Cooper - You're Booked

12/11/2023
Yes! It's finally happened! After 5 years and over 150 episodes, we have finally lured Jilly Cooper onto the podcast! Jilly is the author most discussed, swooned over and beatified on the show, so we are beyond delighted to sit down and talk to her. Jilly is the internationally bestselling author of iconic novels such as Riders, Rivals and The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous and her latest release Tackle! We talked to her about poetry, Nancy Mitford, jumpsuits, Penelope Keith, memorable villains, romance and football. More information about Daisy's Limelight launch at The Yard is HERE! Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Jilly Cooper - Tackle Jilly Cooper - Rivals Jilly Cooper - How To Stay Married Jilly Cooper - Imogen Jilly Cooper - Harriet Daisy Buchanan - Careering Georgette Heyer - Devil's Cub Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice Nancy Mitford - Pursuit of Love Barbara Pym - Excellent Women Federico Garcia Lorca - Selected Poems George Crabbe - Collected Poems Jilly Cooper - Mount Richard Osman - Thursday Murder Club George Eliot - Middlemarch Walter Emanuel - A Dog Day Beatrix Potter - Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher Beatrix Potter - Tailor of Gloucester Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter - Tom Kitten Rudyard Kipling - Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling - Cat That Walked by Himself Anna Sewell - Black Beauty William Boyd - Any Human Heart EM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial Lady Anthony Powell - A Question of Upbringing Marcel Proust - Remembrance of Things Past Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable Marquess of Anglesey - History of the British Cavalry Jilly Cooper - Riders Jilly Cooper - Between the Covers Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence Andre Leon Talley - Chiffon Trenches William Wordsworth - Collected Poems Thomas Harding - The Maverick Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita Mary McCarthy - The Group Simone De Beauvoir - The Second Sex Diana Athill - Stet Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys - Good Morning Midnight Jean Rhys - Voyage in the Dark Katherine May - Electricity of Every Living Thing Gill Sims - Why Mummy Drinks Gill Sims - Why Mummy Drinks at Christmas Jilly Cooper - How To Survive Christmas Jane Austen - Emma WH Auden - Rimbaud Nick Hornby - Fever Pitch Jilly Cooper - Wicked Elizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet Chronicles Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim Martin Amis - Money Ian Herbert - Tinseltown Daisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown Up Jack London - White Fang Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:52:41

Lucy Vine, Yomi Adegoke and Laura Kay Live at the Margate Bookie - You're Booked

12/4/2023
We are back at this year's Margate Bookie for a fun, frank and freewheeling conversation with three brilliant authors: Lucy Vine, Yomi Adegoke and Laura Kay! Lucy Vine is a journalist and author of five novels including Hot Mess, Are We Nearly There Yet, What Fresh Hell, Bad Choices and her latest, the critically acclaimed Seven Exes. Yomi Adegoke is a journalist, podcaster and author, co-writing Slay in Your Lane with Elizabeth Uviebinené before releasing the bestselling, critically lauded novel The List. Laura Kay is a journalist and author of the much-loved novels Tell Me Everything, The Split and her latest Wild Things. We talked to them about alternative romance, star signs, writing routines, favourite reads and the genius of Sophie Kinsella. Katie Clapham's book recommendation Substack is HERE. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Lucy Vine - Seven Exes Yomi Adegoke - The List Laura Kay - Wild Things Laura Kay - Tell Me Everything Malinda Lo - Last Night at the Telegraph Club Jodie Chapman - Oh Sister Harriet Gibsone - Is This Ok Rebecca F Kuang - Yellowface Lisa Jewell - The Family Upstairs Bess Kalb - Nobody Will Tell You This But Me Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uvibene - Slay in Your Lane Kate Young - Experienced Kate Young - The Little Library Cookbook Lucy Vine - Date With Destiny Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale Jilly Cooper - Rivals Danielle Steele - Jewels Jackie Collins - The World is Full of Married Men Lisa Jewell - Ralph's Party Sophie Kinsella - The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic Marian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:50:13

Ottessa Moshfegh and Luke Goebel - You're Booked

11/27/2023
This week we are beyond excited to welcome an absolutely legendary author whose work has been a mainstay of the podcast since day one. It's Ottessa Moshfegh with her writing partner and husband Luke Goebel! Ottessa is the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation (a YB staple), Lapvona, Homesick For Another World, Death in Her Hands and McGlue. Luke's debut Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours won the Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize while his next novel Kill Dick will be released in 2024. Together Ottessa and Luke wrote the screenplay for the film Causeway and have now collaborated on an adaptation of Ottessa's acclaimed novel Eileen, which is released in cinemas on December 1st. We talked to them about formative reads, phoning Ken Kesey, aliens and Metallica. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Ottessa Moshfegh - Eileen Ottessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and Relaxation Ottessa Moshfegh - Homesick For Another World Luke Goebel - Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours Elfriede Jelinek - The Piano Teacher JoAnna Novak - Contradiction Days Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis - The Shards Ben Ehrenreich - The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine Guy de Maupassant - The Necklace and Other Stories Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Pictures of a Gone World Diane di Prima - Selected Poems Ross Gay - Book of Delights Abbott Kahler - Where You End Margery Higdon - Alien Abduction of The Wyoming Hunter Whitley Strieber - Communion Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex Edith Wharton - House of Mirth Henry James - Portrait of a Lady Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:43:20

Lou Sanders and Andi Oshi Live at the Margate Bookie - You're Booked

11/20/2023
It's two returning champs this week as we present the brilliant and hilarious Lou Sanders and Andi Osho live at the Turner Contemporary as part of the Margate Bookie literary festival. Lou and Andi are both stand-ups and both supreme authors. Lou recently published her memoir What's That Lady Doing? to widespread acclaim. Andi has published two celebrated novels: Tough Crowd and Asking for a Friend. In this frank, funny and freewheeling conversation Lou and Andi discuss romance, the fear of death (onstage), ice-skating, unfortunate text message mishaps, youthful indiscretions with towels and what makes them laugh. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Get you hands on Helen Shaddock's lovely 2024 calendars by visiting http://www.helenshaddock.co.uk/. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Lou Sanders - What's That Lady Doing? Andi Osho - Tough Crowd Andi Osho - Asking For a Friend Curtis Sittenfeld - Romantic Comedy Dolly Alderton - Good Material Barbara Payton - I am Not Ashamed Jada Pinkett Smith - Worthy Margaret Atwood - Cat's Eye WIll Smith - Will Elizabeth Gilbert - Big Magic Rosie Wilby - Breakup Monologues Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:50:14

Naomi Klein - You're Booked

11/6/2023
Our season of writing legends continues with a true giant of literature: Naomi Klein! Naomi is an activist, filmmaker, journalist and author. She is the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of How To Change Everything, On Fire, No Is Not Enough, This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine and No Logo. Her latest is Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World. We talked to her about her family's Philip Roth connections, early illicit reads, the genius of James Baldwin and using poetry to add some delight to your life. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Naomi Klein - No Logo Naomi Klein - Doppleganger Deborah Levy - August Blue Otto Rank - The Double Sigmund Freud - The Uncanny Francine Pascal - Sweet Valley High James Baldwin - The Fire Next Time Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint Philip Roth - Goodbye Columbus Philip Roth - Professor of Desire Thomas Gordon - Parent Effectiveness Training Joseph Heller - Catch 22 Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City John Updike - Couples Naomi Klein - Shock Doctrine Eddie Glaude - James Baldwin: To Begin Again Zadie Smith - Feel Free Philip Roth - Operation Shylock Graham Greene - Collected Essays Lisa Jones - Bulletproof Diva Nora Ephron - Crazy Salad Nora Ephron - Scribble Scribble Nora Ephron - Wallflower at the Orgy Oriana Fallaci - Interviews with History and Power Molly Ivins - Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush Nina Stibbe - Went to London Took the Dog Susan Mulcahy - My Lips are Sealed Eduardo Galeano - Open Veins of Latin American Yomi Adegoke - The List Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinene - Slay in Your Lane Marge Piercy - Made in Detroit Susan Griffin - Bending Home Maya Angelou - The Complete Poetry Jorie Graham - To 2040 Ross Gay - The Book of Delights Kyo Maclear - Birds Art Life Kyo Maclear - Unearthing Barbara Kingsolver - Demon Copperhead Katrina Diamond - The Silence Adania Shibli - Minor Detail Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:54:16

Ian Rankin - You're Booked

10/30/2023
It's our 150th episode! And we can't think of a better way to celebrate than to welcome a true literary legend to the podcast: Ian Rankin! Ian is a broadcaster, musician, playwright and the globally renowned, multi-million-selling author of the Rebus crime novels, amongst many others. His latest book is the Amazon Original The Rise. We talked to Ian about Muriel Spark, using crime books as a travel guide, writing routines and his love for Jilly Cooper. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Ian Rankin - The Rise Muriel Spark - Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark - Hothouse by the East River Alain Robbe-Grillet - Last Year at Marienbad Muriel Spark - The Drivers Seat Muriel Spark - Girls of Slender Means Muriel Spark - Loitering With Intent Reginald Hill - Asking Fo the Moon Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl Robert Louis Stevenson - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Anbara Salam - Hazardous Spirits Evelyn Waugh - Vile Bodies Muriel Spark - The Bachelors Arthur Conan Doyle - Complete Sherlock Holmes James Hogg - The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange Joseph Heller - Catch 22 Mario Puzo - The Godfather Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Robin Moore - The French Connection William Peter Blatty - The Exorcist Dorothy Whipple - Someone at a Distance Ian Rankin - The Flood Ian Rankin - Knots and Crosses Ian Rankin - Watchman Graham Greene - Human Factor Ian Rankin - Westwind Michael Connelly - Desert Star James Ellroy - LA Confedential Lawrence Block - A Drop of the Hard Stuff William McIlvanney - Laidlaw Denise Mina - The Long Drop Anita Nair - Cut Like Wound Thomas Pynchon - Short Stories Stieg Larsson - Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Henning Mankell - Faceless Killers Jo Nesbo - The Snowman Hanya Yanagihara - A Little Life Alasdair Gray - Poor Things Alasdair Gray - Lanark John Niven - Oh Brother Jilly Cooper - Tackle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:50:47

Lauren Groff - You're Booked

10/23/2023
This week on You're Booked we're talking to the hugely acclaimed, bestselling author Lauren Groff! Lauren is our favourite type of guest - a massive, voracious and indiscriminate reader. Lauren is the three-time National Book Award finalist and The New York Times–bestselling author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, Fates and Furies and Matrix plus the short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. Her latest book is the amazing The Vaster Wilds. We talked to her about inappropriate early (caveman) reads, the joy of a huge book, Shakespeare's suckiest plays and reading poetry to your dog. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Lauren Groff - The Vaster Wilds Lauren Groff - Fates and Furies Lauren Groff - Matrix Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace George Eliot - Middlemarch Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice Else Holmelund Minarik - Little Bear Jean M. Auel - Clan of the Cave Bear Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint Aesop - Fables Francoise Sagan - Bonjour Tristesse EM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial Lady Katherine May - Wintering Katherine May - Electricity of Every Living Thing Vasily Grossman - Life and Fate Cervantes - Don Quixote Jen Beagin - Big Swiss Herman Melville - Moby Dick Jon Fosse - Septology Lucy Ellmann - Ducks Newburyport Zadie Smith - On Beauty Zadie Smith - NW Zadie Smith - Changing My Mind David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest Monica Heisey - Really Good Actually Julia Whelan - My Oxford Year Julia Whelan - Thank You For Listening Emily Dickinson - Collected Poems Kaveh Akbar - Pilgrim Bell Kaveh Akbar - Martyr Ada Limon - The Carrying Homer / Emily Wilson - Iliad Homer / Emily Wilson - The Odyssey Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare - Hamlet Shakespeare - Richard III Shakespeare - Pericles Katherine Heiny - Single Carefree Mellow Rachel Cusk - Outline Christopher Isherwood - Berlin Stories Sean DeLear - I Could Not Believe It Jenny Erpenbeck - Kairos Don DeLillo - Libra Don DeLillo - White Noise Don DeLillo - Underworld Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:53:14

Emma Dabiri - You're Booked

10/16/2023
This week we are delighted to welcome the broadcaster, academic and bestselling author Emma Dabiri to You're Booked. Emma is the author of Don't Touch My Hair, What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition and her latest book Disobedient Bodies: Reclaim Your Unruly Beauty, that accompanies The Cult of Beauty, a major exhibition at Wellcome Collection. We talked to Emma about fashion inspiration in Anne of Green Gables, the philosophy of beauty, the genius of Toni Morrison and E Nesbit being the gateway to a lifelong love of books. Daisy will be at the Margate Bookie at the end of October with former podcast guests Lou Sanders, Andi Osho, Yomi Adegoke, Lucy Vine and many more. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Emma Dabiri - Disobedient Bodies Emma Dabiri - Don't Touch My Hair Emma Dabiri - What White People Can Do Next E Nesbit - Five Children and It Marge Piercy - Woman on the Edge of Time Fred Moten and Stefano Harney - The Undercommons R. F. Kuang - Yellowface Tracy King - Learning to Think Carl Sagan - Cosmos Zadie Smith - Changing My Mind Elizabeth Grosz - The Nick of Time Friedrich Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin (Eds) - Futures of Black Radicalism Félix Guattari and Gilles Deleuze - A Thousand Plateaus Mark Fisher - Capitalist Realism Katherine May - Electricity of Every Living Thing Shaparak Khorsandi - Scatter Brain Ann Patchett - Tom Lake Toni Morrison - Song of Solomon Toni Morrison - Paradise Toni Morrison - Bluest Eye Oliver Burkeman - 4000 Weeks Toni Morrison - Paris Review Interview Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Judith Watt (ed) - Penguin Book of 20th Century Fashion Writing Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:51:46

Peter James - You're Booked

10/9/2023
Our spectacular series of literary legends continues with the bestselling crime master Peter James! Peter has written 19 Sunday Times number 1's, selling over 21 million books worldwide, with his Roy Grace series of books, including Want You Dead and Picture You Dead, turned into a hit ITV drama starring John Simm. His latest novel is Stop Them Dead. We talked to him about cleaning for Orson Welles, calling Kurt Vonnegut out of the blue, the scariest book he's ever read and writing to Enid Blyton about her characters' toilet habits! Daisy will be at the Margate Bookie at the end of October with former podcast guests Lou Sanders, Andi Osho, Yomi Adegoke, Lucy Vine and many more. Details of Daisy's How To Be a Grown Up event with Sarah Knight are available HERE. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Peter James - Stop them Dead Daisy Buchanan - Limelight RL Stine - Goosebumps Roald Dahl - The Twits Enid Blyton - Five on a Treasure Island Peter James - Dead Letter Drop Elizabeth Buchan - The New Mrs Clifton Graham Greene - Brighton Rock Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five Elspeth Barker - O Caledonia Dodie Smith - I Capture the Castle Shirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the Castle Sylvia Townsend Warner - Lolly Willowes John Marrs - The One MW Craven - The Botanist Jilly Cooper - Tackle Henry Williamson - Tarka the Ottter Anna Sewell - Black Beauty Kenneth Grahame - Wind in the Willows Stuart McBride - The Dead of Winter Thomas Harris - Silence of the Lambs Peter James - Dead Simple Natalie Tambini - The Nail Salon Natalie Tambini - The Publicist Rutger Bregman - Humankind William Golding - Lord of the Flies E Nesbit - The Lark E Nesbit - Five Children and It Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:47:24

Lou Sanders - You're Booked

10/2/2023
Our series of LEGENDS continues with the absolute legend that is Lou Sanders! Lou is a brilliant stand-up comedian, star of Taskmaster, co-host of Unforgivable alongside former YB guest Mel Giedroyc, podcaster and now the author of the unforgettable memoir What's That Lady Doing?: False Starts and Happy Endings. We talked to Lou about the genius of Deborah Levy, early spiritual dabblings, potential screen adaptations and the joy and pain of writing memoir. Daisy will be at Henley Literary Festival in early October and at the Margate Bookie at the end of October. Details of Daisy's How To Be a Grown Up event with Sarah Knight are available HERE. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Lou Sanders - What's That Lady Doing? Louise Hay - You Can Heal Your Life Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Emma Gannon - The Success Myth James McNicholas - Champ and the Chump Steven Pressfield - The War of Art Eckhart Tolle - Power of Now Neale Donald Walsch - Conversations With God Pam Grout - Course in Miracles Julia Cameron - Write for Life Martha Wainwright - Stories I Might Regret Telling You Regena Thomashauer - Pussy: A Reclamation Charlotte Roche - Wetlands Sally Rooney - Normal People Deborah Levy - The Cost of Living Deborah Levy - Things I Don't Want To Know Deborah Levy - Hot Milk Deborah Levy - Real Estate Michelle Gallen - Factory Girls Nina Stibbe - Love Nina Nina Stibbe - Went To London Took the Dog Marian Keyes - The Break Julia Cameron - The Artist's Way DBC Pierre - Vernon God Little DBC Pierre - Big Snake Little Snake Jilly Cooper - Rivals PG Wodehouse - The Code of the Woosters George Eliot - Middlemarch Lucy-Anne Holmes - Don't Hold My Head Down Dolly Alderton - Everything I Know About Love Miki Berenyi - Fingers Crossed Nell Frizzell - Square One Kiley Reid - Such a Fun Age Jeanette Winterson - Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal Bessel van der Kolk - Body Keeps the Score Nancy Mitford - Pursuit of Love Marian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:47:56

Ken Follett - You're Booked

9/25/2023
Our season of the stars continues with a genuine literary legend. It's Ken Follett! Ken is one of the world’s most successful authors, selling over 188 million copies of his books. He's the creator of Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, Never and his latest The Armour of Light. He recently launched an online course on Writing Bestselling Fiction with BBC Maestro. We talked to him about his formative reads, relishing Proust, creating believable villains and his appearance in the Alan Rickman Diaries. Daisy will be at Henley Literary Festival in early October and at the Margate Bookie at the end of October. Details of Daisy's How To Be a Grown Up event with Sarah Knight are available HERE. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Anthony Trollope - The Warden Ken Follett - The Pillars of the Earth Thomas Harris - The Silence of the Lambs Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist Richard Osman - Thursday Murder Club Ken Follett - The Eye of the Needle Ken Follett - World Without End Ken Follett - Column of Fire Ian Fleming - Live and Let Die John Steinbeck - Tortilla Flat JRR Tolkien - Lord of the Rings Marcel Proust - Remembrance of Things Past Lucy Ellmann - Ducks, Newburyport Karl Ove Knausgaard - My Struggle DH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's Lover DH Lawrence - Collected Poems Mary McCarthy - The Group Elizabeth Jane Howard - The Cazalet Chronicles Edward Albee - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Ash Carter and Sam Kashner - Mike Nichols: Life Isn't Everything William Shakespeare - Hamlet Alan Rickman - Diaries Ken Follett - Never Erskine Childers - The Riddle of the Sands John Buchan - The 39 Steps Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho Irvine Welsh - Trainspotting Agatha Christie - Complete Poirot Lisa Jewell - The Night She Disappeared Marcel Proust - 75 Folios Marcel Proust - Swann in Love Anthony Trollope - Orley Farm Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:52:53

Mary Beard - You're Booked

9/18/2023
What a way to start a new series! It's the author, classicist, broadcaster and bone fide National Treasure Dame Mary Beard. We were lucky enough to speak to Mary during the Jaiphur Literary Festival at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives. Mary is the author of many books about the ancient world including the global bestsellers Women & Power, SPQR and her latest Emperor of Rome: Ruling the Ancient Roman World. We talked to her about ancient Roman jokes, brutal writing advice, fearing fiction and the pros and cons of archaeology. Daisy will be at Henley Literary Festival in early October and at the Margate Bookie at the end of October. Details of Daisy's How To Be a Grown Up event with Sarah Knight are available HERE. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Daisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown Up Mary Beard - Women & Power Mary Beard - Emperor of Rome Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre Jenny Diski - Stranger on a Train Robert Graves - I, Claudius Margaret Drabble - The Millstone Margaret Drabble - The Garrick Year Robert Harris - Pompeii Heinrich Schliemann - Ilios, the City and Country of the Trojans Lindsey Davis - The Silver Pigs Mary Renault - The King Must Die Peter Frankopan - The Silk Road Kim Gordon, Sinead Gleason (Eds) - This Woman's Work Sophocles - Antigone Mary Beard - Roman Laughter Seneca the Younger - Apocolocyntosis Cassius Dio - The Roman History Tom Holland - Slave of my Thirst Tom Holland - Rubicon Gavanndra Hodge - The Consequences of Love George Orwell - Coming Up For Air Laura Cumming - On Chapel Sands Craig Brown - Maam Darling Curtis Sittenfeld - Rodham Hilary Clinton - State of Terror Tacitus - Annals Prince Harry - Spare Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:55:03

Yomi Adegoke - You're Booked

7/24/2023
Hurrah! We are very excited to bring you a guest we've being trying to get on the podcast for flipping ages. It's the wonderful Yomi Adegoke! Yomi is a podcaster, broadcaster, multi-award winning journalist and the author of Slay in Your Lane (with former YB guest Elizabeth Uviebinené) and The Offline Diaries (also with Elizabeth). Yomi's debut novel is the hotly anticipated The List, described as 'the book of the Summer' by Vogue and currently in development for TV. We talked to her about the icon that is Jackie Collins, books so good they make you want to give up, the joy of Jacqueline Wilson and the genius of Peep Show. Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - Slay in Your Lane Yomi Adegoke - The List Jackie Collins - The World is Full of Divorced Women Jackie Collins - Lucky Omar Tyree - Flyy Girl Eric Jerome Dickey - Milk in My Coffee Jaqueline Wilson - The Story of Tracy Beaker Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - Offline Diaries Jaqueline Wilson - Dustbin Baby Jaqueline Wilson - The Illustrated Mum Robert Swindells - Brother in the Land Robert C O'Brien - Z for Zachiariah Judy Blume - Are You There God It's Me Margaret Malorie Blackman - Pig Heart Boy Malorie Blackman - Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman - Just Sayin' Tayari Jones - An American Marriage Margaret Atwood - Handmaid's Tale Raven Leilani - Luster Jenny Diski - Stranger on a Train Naoise Dolan - Exciting Times Naoise Dolan - Happy Couple Kiley Reid - Such a Fun Age Rebecca F Kuang - Yellowface Kiley Reid - Come and Get It Harriet Gibsone - Is This Ok? Katie Price - Being Jordan Jodie Marsh - Keeping It Real Barack Obama - Promised Land Michelle Obama - Becoming Nelson Mandela - Long Walk To Freedom Jodie Chapman - Oh Sister Fern Brady - Strong Female Character Eliza Clark - Penance Eliza Clark - Boy Parts Megan Nolan - Ordinary Human Failings Megan Nolan - Acts of Desperation Lisa Jewell - Ralph's Party Rebecca F Kuang - Babel Daisy Buchanan - Careering Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:52:14

Lisa Jewell - You're Booked

7/17/2023
We are delighted to invite one of our all-time favourite authors to the podcast this week. It's the sensational Lisa Jewell! Lisa is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels, which have sold over 10 million copies internationally and translated into 29 languages. Her debut (and YB fave) was Ralph's Party and subsequent releases include The Family Upstairs, Then She Was Gone, Invisible Girl and Watching You. Her latest is the eagerly anticipated None of This is True. We talked to her about her shelf of joy, curating your holiday read selection, 90s/Noughties favourites, the books that made her want to write and formative reads. Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. BOOKS Lisa Jewell - None of This is True Ashley Audrain - The Push Nick Hornby - High Fidelity Lisa Jewell - Ralph's Party Geoff Dyer - The Colour of Memory Agatha Christie - Murder of Roger Ackroyd Angela Banner - Ant and Bee Sophie Kinsella - Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic Patricia Highsmith - Talented Mr Ripley John Fowles - The Collector Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho Carla McGuire - Perfect Victim Brian Greenaway - Hell's Angels George Orwell - Coming Up For Air Bret Easton Ellis - Imperial Bedrooms Rebecca F. Kuang - Yellowface Caroline O'Donoghue - Rachel Incident Colin Walsh - Kala Kia Abdullah - Next of Kin Fern Brady - Strong Female Character Bonnie Garmus - Lesson in Chemistry Gabrielle Zevin - Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow Isabelle Broom - The Beach Holiday Candace Bushnell - Four Blondes Anouchka Grose Forrester - Darling Daisy Jane Owen - Camden Girls Alain de Botton - Essays in Love Dolly Alderton - Everything I Know About Love Julie Myerson - The Stopped Heart Alex Garland - The Beach Louise Doughty - Apple Tree Yard Harriet Lane - Alys Always David Nicholls - One Day Amy Jenkins - Honeymoon William Sutcliffe - Are You Experienced Andrea Levy - Small Island Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees - Come Together Kate Hamer - A Girl in the Red Coat Paula Yates - The Autobiography Caroline Kepnes - You Lisa Jewell - Before I Met You Daisy Buchanan - Careering Sabine Durrant - Lie With Me Katherine Heiny - Games and Rituals Katherine Heiny - Standard Deviation Amanda Jennings - The Judas Tree Tammy Cohen - The Wedding Party Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:53:38

Andi Osho - You're Booked

7/10/2023
Comedian. Podcaster. Actor. Author. Is there anything that this woman can't do? Yes, we're welcoming the amazing Andi Osho to YB Towers this week. Andi is a talented stand-up, has starred or been involved with such TV and movie favourties as Line of Duty, Death In Paradise, Holby, I May Destroy You, Breeders, Good Omens and her own sketch show The Andi O Show. She hosts the Creative Sauce podcast and her debut novel Asking For a Friend was a bestseller! Her second novel is the highly anticipated Tough Crowd, set in the world of stand up. We talked to her about funny books, reading slump revitalisers, self-help, movie adaptations and how her mum is a creative inspiration. Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour and the Ty the Beach Hut Guy Limelight competition on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Andi Osho - Tough Crowd Andi Osho - Asking For a Friend Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett - The Light Fantastic Brit Bennett - Vanishing Half Tayari Jones - American Marriage Jesse Q. Sutanto - Dial A For Aunties Lucy Vine - Seven Exes Balli Kaur Jaswal - Now You See Us Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice David Nicholls - Us David Nicholls - One Day Dolly Alderton - Good Material Daisy Buchanan - Careering Mark Manson - Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k M Scott Peck - Road Less Travelled Sarah Knight - The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k Sarah Knight - Grow the F**k Up Susan Jeffers - Feel the Fear Deepak Chopra - Seven Laws of Spiritual Success Julia Cameron - Artists Way Betty Herbert - 52 Seductions Anne Lamott - Bird by Bird Elizabeth Gilbert - Big Magic Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat Pray Love Will Smith - Will Blake Snyder - Save the Cat Tembe Denton-Hurst - Homebodies Candice Carty-Williams - Queenie Zadie Smith - White Teeth Diana Evans - 26a Zadie Smith - Feel Free Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:54:25

DBC Pierre - You're Booked

7/3/2023
We are back at the Jaipur Literature Festival at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives for this freewheeling conversation with the legend that is DBC Pierre! Pierre's debut novel Vernon God Little was the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread First Novel Award. He followed this with a series of acclaimed works in fiction and non-fiction including Ludmila's Broken English, Breakfast with the Borgias, Release the Bats and his latest Big Snake, Little Snake which is a meditation on fate, risk and luck. We talked to him about illicit reading in the barber's chair, writing tips and routines, hopeful books, debauchery, decadence and the necessary joy of plodding. Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour and the Ty the Beach Hut Guy Limelight competition on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. BOOKS DBC Pierre - Vernon God Little DBC Pierre -Big Snake Little Snake William Golding - Lord of the Flies James Michener - The Drifters Naguib Mahfouz - Adrift on the Nile Peter Frankopan - The Silk Roads William Dalrymple - The Anarchy Evelyn Waugh - Decline and Fall James Salter - A Sport and a Pastime Marquis De Sade - 120 Days of Sodom Marquis De Sade - Juliette Henri Charrière - Papillion DBC Pierre - Release the Bats Sarah Knight - Grow the F*** Up Stephen King - On Writing Stephen King - Dolores Claiborne Anne Lamott - Bird By Bird Viv Albertine - Clothes, Music, Boys Alejandro Zambra - My Documents Isabel Allende - House of the Spirits Julio Cortazar - Hopscotch James Joyce - Ulysses Grigor Narekatsi - The Book of Sadness Katherine Heiny - Early Morning Riser Joris-Karl Huysmans - Against Nature Jack Kerouac - Big Sur Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:49:34

Christina Lamb - You're Booked

6/26/2023
We are beyond honoured and excited to bring you this conversation with the legendary Christina Lamb OBE. Christina is the chief foreign correspondent of The Sunday Times and during her illustrious career she's reported from hot spots and war zones including Afghanistan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and currently Ukraine. She's been named Foreign Correspondent of the Year on five occasions and winner of Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux. She is the bestselling, acclaimed author of 10 books including Our Bodies Their Battlefield, House of Stone, The Africa House, The Sewing Circles of Herat and co-writer of the global phenomenon I Am Malala. Her latest book, The Prince Rupert Hotel for the Homeless, looked at the pandemic response in the UK. Our interview with Christina took place during the Jaipur Literature Festival at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives and covers the joy of discovering new foreign authors, the wonders of poetry, books you can't put down and the importance of literature in a war zone. Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack HERE. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. BOOKS Christina Lamb - The Prince Rupert Hotel for the Homeless Christina Lamb - The Africa House Christina Lamb - The Sewing Circles of Herat Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb - I am Malala Christina Lamb - Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women Dennis Wheatley - The Devil Rides Out Fyodor Dostoevsky - Brothers Karamazov Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights Tove Jansson - Tales From Moominvalley Various - The Fireside Book Wisława Szymborska - View With a Grain of Sand Jonny Steinberg - Winnie and Nelson Ryszard Kapuściński - The Soccer War Svetlana Alexievich - The Unwomanly Face of War Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell To Arms Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood Andrey Kurkov - Death and the Peguin Ann Patchett - The Dutch House Claire Dederer - Love and Trouble Virginia Woolf - Orlando Alexander Pushkin - Eugene Onegin Nadia Anjuman - Gule Dudi Farzana Marie (Editor) - Load Poems Like Guns: Women's Poetry from Herat, Afghanistan Claire Dederer - Monsters William Boyd - The Romantic Peter Frankopan - The Earth Transformed William Boyd - Any Human Heart Bonnie Garmus - Lessons in Chemistry Scholastique Mukasonga - Barefoot Woman Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:42:19

Andrew Hunter Murray - You're Booked

6/19/2023
Our love of Jane Austen should be painfully aware. But this week's guest might put our devotion to shame. The brilliant Andrew Hunter Murray hosts two hit podcasts: No Such Thing as a Fish (Andrew is also a QI Elf) and Page 94: A Private Eye Podcast (Andrew also writes for the magazine). He was also part of the UK's premier (and possibly only) Jane Austen based comedy improv group Austentatious - so his devotion to the beloved author is assured. Andrew is also a bestselling author, his first novel The Last Day, was a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, and one of the top 10 fiction debuts of 2020. His new book The Sanctuary has been described as 'A brilliantly clever thriller' by Richard Osman. We talked to Andrew about Douglas Adams, fabulous first editions, the brilliance of Persephone books, rewriting classics, sex and science and, of course, Jane Austen. Find out more about Andrew's picks at our Bookshop.org store. Find out about Daisy's Limelight book tour on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack HERE. And sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to: FurtherReading.Substack.com. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Andrew Hunter Murray - The Sanctuary Andrew Hunter Murray - The Last Day John Wyndham - Day of the Triffids George Orwell - Coming Up For Air Jane Austen - Emma Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen - Persuasion Jane Austen - Mansfield Park Douglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Wendy Cooling - Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest George Eliot - Middlemarch Charles Dickens - Bleak House Herman Melville - Moby Dick Cervantes - Don Quixote Dorothy Whipple - The Other Day Dorothy Whipple - High Wages Dorothy Whipple - Random Commentary Dorothy Whipple - They Knew Mr Knight Elizabeth Taylor - Angel DH Lawrence - Lady's Chatterley's Lover Winifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day Lucy Vine - Seven Exes Amor Towles - A Gentleman in Moscow Nora Ephron - Crazy Salad Douglas Adams - So Long and Thanks For All the Fish Mary Roach - Stiff Mary Roach - Bonk Mary Roach - Animals, Vegetable, Criminal Evelyn Waugh - Sword of Honour Evelyn Waugh - Vile Bodies Evelyn Waugh - Scoop Evelyn Waugh - Decline and Fall Amanda Craig - Three Graces Simon Raven - The Rich Pay Late Evelyn Waugh - Handful of Dust Nancy Mitford - The Pursuit of Love Laurie Colwin - Happy All the Time Frank Herbert - Dune PD James - Death Comes to Pemberley Edith Wharton - House of Mirth Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:52:03