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.


Esther Freud - Hideous Kinky

Esther Freud - I Couldn’t Love You More

Elizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet Chronicles

Elizabeth Jane Howard - Slipstream

Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House in the Big Woods

Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the Prairie

Tracy Chevalier - Girl With a Pearl Earring

Jean Rhys - Voyage in the Dark

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea

George Orwell - Essays

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre

Nicole Krauss - To Be a Man

Nicole Krauss - History of Love

Sylvia Townsend Warner - English Climate

Elizabeth Bowen - Collected Stories

Tessa Hadley - Bad Dreams

David Szalay - Turbulence

Lucia Berlin - Manual for Cleaning Women

Mhairi McFarlane - Here’s Looking at You

Jane Ions - Domestic Bliss and Other Disasters

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina

Jon McGregor - Reservoir 13

Andrew Sean Greer - Less

Evelyn Waugh - Handful of Dust

Evelyn Waugh - Vile Bodies

Nancy Mitford - Pursuit of Love

Maria Semple - Where'd You Go Bernadette

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women

Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives

Maria Semple - This One is Mine

Barbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous Jack

Robert Louis Stevenson - Jekyll and Hyde

Armistead Maupin - Days of Anna Madrigal

Ann Patchett - State of Wonder

Elizabeth Gilbert - Big Magic

Ann Patchett - Dutch House

Ann Patchett - Commonwealth

Jay Bernard - Surge

WB Yeats - Collected Poems

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