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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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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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    Otegha Uwagba - You're Booked

    Otegha Uwagba - You're Booked

    For our series finale, we are thrilled to present this conversation with author, podcaster and all-round inspiration Otegha Uwagba! Otegha is the author of the bestselling career guide Little Black Book and the essay collection Whites: On Race and Other Falsehoods which was picked as one of the Guardian’s Books of The Year. Her latest book is the memoir We Need To Talk About Money. We talked to her about Enid Blyton deep cuts, books about families, jumping aboard the Ferrante bandwagon and why some books are like catnip.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableOtegha Uwagba - Little Black BookOtegha Uwagba - Whites: On Race and Other FalsehoodsOtegha Uwagba - We Need To Talk About MoneyJodi Kantor and Megan Twohey - She SaidEnid Blyton - Famous FiveEnid Blyton - Secret SevenEnid Blyton - Five Find-OutersCS Lewis - Chronicles of NarniaJK Rowling - Harry PotterMary Wesley - Sensible LifeElena Ferrante - Lying Life of AdultsElena Ferrante - Neapolitan QuartetGerald Durrell - My Family and Other AnimalsElaine Castillo - America is Not the HeartJulian Fellowes - SnobsKatherine Heiny - Single Carefree MellowDolly Alderton - Everything I Know About LoveMeg Mason - Sorrow and BlissMeg Wolitzer - The InterestingsMeg Wolitzer - The Female PersuasionDeborah Levy - Real EstateDeborah Levy - Cost of LivingLisa Taddeo - Three WomenAlain de Botton - Course of LoveAda Calhoun - Wedding Toasts I’ll Never GiveChimamanda Ngozi Adichie - AmericanahTorrey Peters - Detransition Baby
     

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    Nick Hornby - You're Booked

    Nick Hornby - You're Booked

    This week we welcome a genuine literary legend to YB: Nick Hornby! Nick is the bestselling author of eight novels, including High Fidelity, About a Boy and, most recently, Just Like You. He’s also published non-fiction such as Fever Pitch, and has written numerous award-winning screenplays for film and television including Brooklyn, Wild and Love Nina. We talked to him about Rin Tin Tin, the pain of rereading, the definition of a classic and why his dad kept Fanny Hill in his boot.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableNick Hornby- Just Like YouMarilynne Robinson - GileadMarilynne Robinson - HousekeepingLucy Ellmann - Ducks NewburyportGeoffrey Willans - Compleet MolesworthSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleAlbert Camus - The StrangerZadie Smith - White TeethMartin Amis - MoneyNick Hornby - Fever PitchEM Forster - Passage To IndiaGeorge Orwell - EssaysCharles Dickens - David CopperfieldCharles Dickens - Great ExpectationsJoseph Heller - Catch 22Nina Stibbe - Love NinaPaul Ewen - Francis PlugGeorge & Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a NobodyAuberon Waugh - Diaries 72-76Nick Hornby - Stuff I’ve Been ReadingDavid Kynaston - Austerity BritainPG Wodehouse - LettersAngus Calder - Myth of the BlitzRickie Lee Jones - Last Chance TexacoJane Allen - I Lost My Childish LaughterMark Harris - Mike NicholsCarter & Kashner - Mike Nichols: Life Isn't EverythingNora Ephron - Crazy SaladMark Harris - Pictures at a RevolutionTracey Thorn - My Rock and Roll FriendDaniel Coffield - Tales From the Colony RoomStefan Kanfer - Lucille BallSusan Orlean - Rin Tin TinSusan Orlean - Library BookEve Babitz - Eve’s HollywoodMary Ann Shaffer - Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyTannenbaum & Marks - I Want My MTVLucy Mangan - BookwormFrancis Spufford - Child That Books BuiltJohn Cleland - Fanny HillDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s LoverErich Kästner - Emil and the DetectivesErich Kästner- Lottie and LisaAnne Tyler - Dinner at the Homesick RestaurantAnn Patchett - Dutch HouseGayl Jones - PalmaresJonathan Wilson - History of Football TacticsDean Windass - Deano
     

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    Olivia Laing - You're Booked

    Olivia Laing - You're Booked

    This week we are thrilled to present an illuminating chat with one of our favourite all-time writers: Olivia Laing! Olivia is the author of To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring, The Lonely City and Funny Weather. Her novel Crudo was a Sunday Times bestseller, a New York Times notable book, shortlisted for the Goldsmiths and Gordon Burn Prizes and winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her latest book is Everybody: A Book About Freedom. We talked to her about Warhol’s wigs, Kathy Acker as a teenage totem, Jilly Cooper revelations and a Henry James slam courtesy of John Cheever.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableOlivia Laing - Lonely CityOlivia Laing - Funny WeatherOlivia Laing - CrudoOlivia Laing - EverybodyCharles Dickens - Bleak HouseGeorge Eliot - MiddlemarchJilly Cooper - ImogenJilly Cooper - Man Who Made Husbands JealousJane Austen - PersuasionJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreWilliam Burroughs - The Cat InsideKathy Acker - Great ExpectationsJD Salinger - Nine StoriesTH White - Once and Future KingSiri Hustvedt - What I LovedDerek Jarman - Modern NatureDerek Jarman - ChromaPatricia Highsmith - Talented Mr RipleyPatricia Highsmith - Ripley Under GroundOlivia Laing - Trip to Echo SpringJessica Anya Blau - Mary JaneTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the SixHermione Lee - Virginia WoolfAndy Warhol - DiariesTina Brown - DiariesLinda Rosenkrantz - TalkAndy Warhol - AJosephine Tey - Franchise AffairMargery Allingham - Crime at Black DudleyLen Deighton - Ipcress FileLen Deighton - Horse Under WaterLen Deighton - SS-GBChristopher Isherwood - Goodbye to BerlinElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesDenton Welch - Maiden VoyageAnthony Powell - Dance To The Music of TimeRosamond Lehmann - Invitation To The WaltzRosamond Lehmann - Weather in the StreetsDodie Smith - I Capture the CastleLucy M. Boston - Green KnoweDodie Smith - 101 DalmationsDodie Smith - Look Back With LoveHenrietta Moraes - HenriettaDarren Coffield - Tales From the Colony Room
     

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    • 51 min
    Clare Chambers - You're Booked

    Clare Chambers - You're Booked

    This week we’re delighted to welcome the author of one of our favourite novels of recent times Clare Chambers! Clare’s novel Small Pleasures was a Women’s Prize nominee and a book of the Year in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Daily Express, Metro and many more and beloved over here at You’re Booked towers. We talked to her about Katherine Heiny, out of print revelations, slow reading and using Nina Stibbe as a friendship barometer.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableClare Chambers - Small PleasuresAmor Towles - Gentleman in MoscowAnn Patchett - Bel CantoTara Westover - EducatedJeannette Walls - Glass CastleGerald Durrell - My Family and Other AnimalsNina Stibbe - Love NinaLaura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the PrairieJane Austen - Northanger AbbeyCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreAlexander Dumas - Count of Monte ChristoThomas Hardy - Mayor of CasterbridgeThomas Hardy - Return of the NativeThomas Hardy - Tess of the d’UrbervillesThomas Hardy - Far From the Madding CrowdAlain-Fournier - Grand Meaulnes Jane Austen - PersuasionPaulette Jiles - News of the WorldTayari Jones - American MarriageTayari Jones - Silver SparrowCharles Palliser - Quincunx Katherine Heiny - Early Morning RiserKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationWinifred Holtby - South RidingJosephine Tey - Franchise AffairJosephine Tey - Brat FarrarElizabeth Jane Howard - Mr WrongIngrid Persaud - Love After LoveZoe Pilger - Eat My Heart OutMichael Frayn - Towards the End of the MorningMarian Keyes - Sushi For BeginnersMarika Cobbold - On Hampstead HeathRC Sherriff - Fortnight in SeptemberRonan Hession - Leonard and Hungry PaulDorothy Baker - Cassandra at the WeddingAnna Hope - ExpectationClaire Lombardo - Most Fun We Ever HadMaria Semple - Where'd You Go BernadetteShirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the CastleShirley Jackson - Life Among the SavagesElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesAlan Wildsmith - Summer at 45 AcresDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s LoverJilly Cooper - RidersJilly Cooper - RivalsJilly Cooper - ImogenJilly Cooper - HarrietJilly Cooper - PrudenceLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenCathleen Schine - Love LetterCathleen Schine - They Do Not Mean To But They DoCathleen Schine - Grammarians
     

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    • 57 min
    Elizabeth Uviebinené - You're Booked

    Elizabeth Uviebinené - You're Booked

    This week, we're delighted to sit down and chat with the multi-award winning author, speaker, podcaster and Financial Times columnist Elizabeth Uviebinené! Elizabeth's first book was the groundbreaking Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, co-written with her best friend Yomi Adegoke. She also co-edited Loud Black Girls with Yomi and co-presented Slay in Your Lane: The Podcast. Her latest book is The Reset, a fundamental rethink of how we work and live. We talked to her about the genius of Jacqueline Wilson, the fun of delving into awkward subjects and reading Danielle Steel on the bus.BOOKSElizabeth Uviebinené - The ResetElizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke - Slay In Your LaneElizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke - Loud Black GirlsSheryl Sandberg - Lean InCaleb Azumah Nelson - Open WaterJacqueline Wilson - Dustbin BabyJacqueline Wilson - Suitcase KidDanielle Steel - The PromiseTasmina Perry - Gold DiggersTasmina Perry - Daddy's GirlsTasmina Perry - Guilty PleasuresLouise Bagshawe - Career GirlsTilly Bagshawe - AdoredJane Austen - Pride and PrejudiceJonathan Coe - House of SleepSophie Kinsella - Undomestic GoddessMalcolm Gladwell - OutliersMalcolm Gladwell - Tipping PointMalcolm Gladwell - BlinkJilly Cooper - Man Who Made Husbands JealousSophie Mort - Manual For Being HumanOtegha Uwagba - We Need to Talk About MoneyClare Seal - Real Life Money
     

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    Esther Freud - You're Booked

    Esther Freud - You're Booked

    This week we're delighted to welcome the legendary novelist, playwright, performer, journalist and teacher Esther Freud to You're Booked. Esther is the author of nine novels, her first Hideous Kinky was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize and turned into a hit film starring Kate Winslet. Her latest is the captivating I Couldn't Love You More. We talked to her about the pain of book gifting, the genius of Jean Rhys, the power of poetry and the hilarity of Maria Semple.BOOKSEsther Freud - Hideous KinkyEsther Freud - I Couldn’t Love You MoreElizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet ChroniclesElizabeth Jane Howard - SlipstreamLaura Ingalls Wilder - Little House in the Big WoodsLaura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the PrairieTracy Chevalier - Girl With a Pearl EarringJean Rhys - Voyage in the DarkJean Rhys - Wide Sargasso SeaGeorge Orwell - EssaysCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreNicole Krauss - To Be a ManNicole Krauss - History of LoveSylvia Townsend Warner - English ClimateElizabeth Bowen - Collected StoriesTessa Hadley - Bad DreamsDavid Szalay - TurbulenceLucia Berlin - Manual for Cleaning WomenMhairi McFarlane - Here’s Looking at YouJane Ions - Domestic Bliss and Other DisastersLeo Tolstoy - Anna KareninaJon McGregor - Reservoir 13Andrew Sean Greer - LessEvelyn Waugh - Handful of DustEvelyn Waugh - Vile BodiesNancy Mitford - Pursuit of LoveMaria Semple - Where'd You Go BernadetteLouisa May Alcott - Little WomenLouisa May Alcott - Good WivesMaria Semple - This One is MineBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackRobert Louis Stevenson - Jekyll and HydeArmistead Maupin - Days of Anna MadrigalAnn Patchett - State of WonderElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicAnn Patchett - Dutch HouseAnn Patchett - CommonwealthJay Bernard - SurgeWB Yeats - Collected Poems
     

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