Judy Piatkus - You're Booked

This week we welcome a true publishing legend to the show. Judy Piatkus founded Piatkus Books from her Essex bedroom in 1979. She went on to release books by globally bestselling authors such as Danielle Steel, VC Andrews, Mary Berry and Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series. Now Judy has released her own memoir, Ahead of Her Time. We talked to her about her glittering publishing career, the books that got away, the genius of Ann Patchett and the power of Feng Shui. 


Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Judy Piatkus - Ahead of Her Time

Heather Morris - Tattooist of Auschwitz

Joseph Kanon - Defectors

Ann Cleeves - Hidden Depths

Ann Cleeves - Raven Black

Danielle Steel - The Promise

Cynthia Freeman - No Time For Tears

VC Andrews - Flowers in the Attic

Linda Grant - A Stranger City

Tessa Hadley - Late in the Day

VC Andrews - My Sweet Audrina

Margaret Mitchell - Gone With the Wind

VC Andrews - Petals on the Wind

Judy Blume - Forever

Elizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet Chronicles

James Redfield - Celestine Prophecy

Harville Hendrix - Getting the Love You Want

Susan Jeffers - Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s Diary

Karen Kingston - Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui

Marie Kondo - Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Benjamin Moser - Sontag

Nevil Shute - On The Beach

Alistair MacLean - Ice Station Zebra

Mary Renault - King Must Die

Leon Uris - Exodus

Lissa Evans - V For Victory

Anne Tyler -

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.