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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.
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You're Booked Daisy Buchanan

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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.
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    Andrew Sean Greer - You're Booked

    Andrew Sean Greer - You're Booked

    We're back! And we can think of no better way to get the new series underway than this conversation with the brilliant Andrew Sean Greer. Andrew is the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Less (a massive favourite at You're Booked Towers) and has just released a sequel, Less is Lost, which is equally hilarious, moving and thoroughly addictive. He has won numerous awards for his fiction and has contributed to The New Yorker, Esquire and The Paris Review. We talked to Andrew about the genius of Sondheim, Proustian moments, aunts in PG Wodehouse and owning Armistead Maupin's athletic equipment. Find out more about Daisy's Pound Project book Burn After Reading HERE. And find out more about all the books mentioned at our shop over at BOOKSHOP.ORG
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - Burn Before Reading
    Andrew Sean Greer - Less
    Andrew Sean Greer - Less is Lost
    Graham Green - Travels With My Aunt
    Marguerite Duras - The Ravishing of Lol Stein
    A. B. Yehoshua - A Journey to the End of the Millennium
    Herman Melville - Moby Dick
    John Steinbeck - Travels with Charley
    Gerald Durrell - My Family And Other Animals
    Richard Adams - Watership Down
    Rachel Ingalls - Mrs Caliban
    Daphne Du Maurier - Rebecca
    Raymond Chandler - Big Sleep
    Beverly Cleary - Fifteen
    Beverly Cleary - Beezus and Ramona
    Beverly Cleary - Henry Huggins
    Judy Blume - Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing
    Cervantes - Don Quixote
    John Updike - Bech
    Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm
    Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment
    Dostoevsky - Brothers Karamazov
    Vladimir Nabokov - Ada or Ardour
    Nancy Mitford - Pursuit of Love
    Marian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday
    Agatha Christie - Collected Works
    PG Wodehouse - Summer Lightning
    PG Wodehouse - Aunts Aren't Gentleman
    Natalia Ginzburg - Family Lexicon
    Elena Ferrante - Neapolitan Novels
    Donatella Di Pietrantonio - A Girl Returned
    Sukh Ojla - Sunny
    Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
    John Updike - Rabbit Run
    Philip Roth - Human Stain
    Brit Bennett - Vanishing Half
    Tayari Jones - American Marriage 
    Tayari Jones - Silver Sparrow
    Joe Keenan - Blue Heaven
    Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City
    Vendela Vida - We Run the Tides
    Daniel Handler - Bottle Grove
    Murasaki Shikibu - Tale of Genji
    Sei Shōnagon - Pillow Book
    Yasunari Kawabata - The Old Capital
    Truman Capote - Portraits and Observations
    Mike Nichols - Life Isn't Everything
    James Lapine - Putting It Together
    Stephen Sondheim - Finishing the Hat
    Stephen Sondheim - Look I made a Hat
    Karen Joy Fowler - Booth
    Mario Levrero - The Luminous Novel

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    • 53 min
    We're back! Plus exciting news!

    We're back! Plus exciting news!

    You're Booked is back! And this series is jam-packed with fabulous, unbelievable guests. And as a special treat, here's a sneak peek at just a few of them. Meg Mason discusses a surprising book that helped inform her writing style. Lucy Foley reveals the role that bonkbusters played in her life. And Andrew Sean Greer talks about funny books from childhood. Plus Daisy reveals the exciting details of her new book project. In Burn Before Reading, she explores the writers who have helped her through the toughest mental periods of her life and offers expert tips on how to cultivate your own reading habit. It's a must-read for all book lovers. BUT it is only available to order until September 27th - so head to The Pound Project to grab your copy now. CLICK HERE to get yours. You're Booked returns on September 26th with the wonderful Andrew Sean Greer. It's a conversation you won't want to miss.
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    • 8 min
    You're Booked Presents: Daisy is Careering

    You're Booked Presents: Daisy is Careering

    You're Booked is very proud to present Daisy's brand new podcast: Daisy is Careering. In Daisy is Careering, journalist and author Daisy Buchanan will be looking at one of the most complicated relationships of our lives: work. We all want to find jobs that we love, but what happens when we start to realise they are never going to love us back? How much of ourselves should we bring to our careers? What can we do when our ambition makes us feel anxious? Is there such a thing as a 'dream job'? In a series of intimate and revealing conversations, Daisy will ask her guests to explore how they navigate the highs and lows of their working lives, and how we can all survive and thrive, while making sure our professional passion doesn't turn into a bad romance. The first episode features the brilliant Emma Gannon and upcoming guests include Otegha Uwagba, Kat Brown, Natalie Lee, Bryony Gordon and many more!
    Find out more here: https://play.acast.com/s/daisy-is-careering
    Subscribe on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/daisy-is-careering/id1613500724
    Subscribe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7638p9LSgdDSvRJgO3wXOj
    The podcast accompanies Daisy's latest novel, Careering. 

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    • 9 min
    Adele Parks - You're Booked

    Adele Parks - You're Booked

    This week we are infinitely excited to present the bestselling literary phenomenon Adele Parks to You're Booked! Since releasing her first novel Playing Away in 2000, Adele has released a book a year with her latest the critically acclaimed Both of You. She is one of the biggest-selling women’s fiction writers in the UK, with 4 million books sold and her work translated into more than 30 languages. We talked to her about library love, Enid Blyton, formative reads, literary giants you wouldn't ask to dinner and the books that literally made Adele faint.
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable
    Daisy Buchanan - Careering
    Adele Parks - Playing Away
    Adele Parks - Both of You
    Jackie Collins - Lady Boss
    Shirley Conran - Lace
    VC Andrews - Flowers in the Attic
    Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Austen - Emma
    Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho
    Dorothy Parker - Best Of
    Gill Sims - Why Mummy Swears
    Evelyn Waugh - Handful of Dust
    Evelyn Waugh - Vile Bodies
    Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
    Marian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday
    Andrew O'Hagan - Mayflies
    Adele Parks - Young Wives tales
    Adele Parks - Lies Lies Lies
    Graeme Simsion - The Rosie Effect
    Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre
    EM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial Lady
    Amanda Jennings - The Haven
    Lucy Foley - The Paris Apartment
    Enid Blyton - Magic Faraway Tree
    Enid Blyton - Wishing Chair
    Enid Blyton - Mallory Towers
    Enid Blyton - St Clare's
    Enid Blyton - In the Fifth
    Enid Blyton - Naughty Amelia Jane
    Jessica Fellowes - The Mitford Murders
    Abigail Dean - Girl A
    Meg Mason - Sorrow and Bliss
    Kate Atkinson - Behind the Scenes of the Museum
    Alice Walker - The Color Purple

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Susanna Clarke - You're Booked

    Susanna Clarke - You're Booked

    This week we are truly honoured to welcome the legendary Susanna Clarke to You're Booked! Her debut novel was the beloved Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell which was longlisted for the Booker Prize and won the British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. Her short story collection The Ladies of Grace Adieu, set in the world of Jonathan Strange, followed in 2006. Her latest is Piranesi, a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, and winner of this year's Women's Prize for Fiction. We talked to her about the lure of the library, reading and running away, magic, mysterious narrators and there's even a few bonus Christmas gift ideas!
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - Careering
    Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable
    Susanna Clarke - Ladies of Grace Adieu
    Susanna Clarke - Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
    Susanna Clarke - Piranesi
    CS Lewis - Chronicles of Narnia
    Reginald Hill - A Clubbable Woman
    Jane Austen - Sanditon
    Thomas Lovell Beddoes - Anthology
    John Irving - The World According To Garp
    Rosemary Sutcliffe - Eagle of the Ninth
    Cynthia Harnett - The Great House
    Barbara Leonie Picard - Ransom For a Knight
    Ruth Manning Sanders - Book of Dwarves
    Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
    JRR Tolkien - Lord of the Rings
    Ursula K Le Guin - Wizard of Earthsea
    William Shakespeare - Henry IV, Part 1
    Nancy Mitford - Pursuit of Love
    William Shakespeare - Hamlet
    AA Gill - Pour Me
    Albert Camus - The Plague
    Joan G Robinson - Charley
    William Shakespeare - The Tempest
    William Shakespeare - King Lear
    Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility
    Dorothy L Sayers - Strong Poison
    EM Delafield - Dairy of a Provincial Lady
    Anne Lister - The Secret Diaries
    Anthony Horowitz - Foyles War
    Anthony Horowitz - The Word is Murder
    Chris Packham - Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
    Elizabeth Kostova - The Historian

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    • 53 min
    Janina Matthewson - You're Booked

    Janina Matthewson - You're Booked

    This week we are delighted to peruse the bookshelves of author, performer and podcaster Janina Matthewson! Janina created the acclaimed novel Of Things Gone Astray and co-created the Welcome to Night Vale affiliated podcast Within the Wires. Her latest book, co-written with Night Vale creator Jeffrey Cranor is You Feel It Just Below the Ribs. We talked to her about Bridget Jones picnics, suitable Jane Austen husbands, Susanna Clarke, Sarah Perry and the power of the Princess Diaries.
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - Careering
    Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable
    Janina Matthewson - Of Things Gone Astray
    Janina Matthewson & Jeffrey Cranor - You Feel It Just Below the Ribs
    Patricia Lockwood - Priestdaddy
    Sarah Perry - Melmoth
    Patricia Lockwood - No One is Talking About This
    Meg Cabot - Princess Diaries
    Sarah Perry - Essex Serpent
    Sarah Perry - After Me Comes the Flood
    Agatha Christie - Short Stories
    Agatha Christie - Death on the Niles
    Witi Ihimaera - The Whale Rider
    Lynley Dodd - Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy 
    Patricia Grace - Potiki
    Elizabeth Knox - The Vintner's Luck
    Elizabeth Knox - The Absolute Book
    Ali Smith - How To Be Both
    Donna Tarrt - The Secret History
    Eva Ibbotson - The Song for Summer
    Eva Ibbotson - The Secret Countess
    Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
    Maeve Binchy - Circle of Friends
    Maeve Binchy - Evening Class
    Maeve Binchy - Tara Road
    Brit Bennett - The Vanishing Half
    Julia Quinn - Bridgerton
    Bryan Lee O'Malley - Scott Pilgrim
    Aka Akasaka - Kaguya-sama: Love Is War 
    Anita Brookner - Fraud
    Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones's Diary
    Jane Austen - Northanger Abbey
    Michael Crichton - Jurassic Park
    Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility
    Jean Webster - Daddy-Long-Legs
    Stephen King - Joyland
    Stephen King - On Writing
    Stephen King - The Shining
    Daphne Du Maurier - Rebecca
    Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
    Terry Pratchett - Small Gods
    Terry Pratchett - The Hogfather
    Tom Robbins - Still Life With Woodpecker
    Fannie Flagg - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe
    Cassandra Peterson - Yours Cruelly, Elvira
    Allena Hansen - Chomp Chomp Chomp
    Various - Make More Noise
    Mark Manson - Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
    Sarah Knight - Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck
    Isabel Allende - Daughter of Fortune
    Isabel Allende - House of the Spirits
    Isabel Allende - Paula
    Diana Wynne Jones - Howl's Moving Castle
    Susanna Clarke - Ladies of Grace Adieu
    Susanna Clarke - Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
    Susanna Clarke - Piranesi
    Louis de Bernieres - Captain Corelli's Mandolin
    Henry James - Complete Short Stories
    CS Lewis - The Last Battle

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    • 55 min

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