Lucy Easthope - You're Booked

You are in for a treat! As stated during the show, this week's guest is the 'platonic ideal of a You're Booked guest'. Lucy Easthope is one of the UK's leading authorities on emergency planning, a Professor in Practice of Risk and Hazard, co-founder of the After Disaster Network and has advised on nearly every major disaster of the past two decades, including 9/11, the 7/7 bombings, Grenfell and the Covid-19 pandemic. Her book When the Dust Settles is a Sunday Times bestseller and a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. As well as taking the reader behind the scenes of disaster planning and reaction, it's also a funny and painfully moving memoir about Lucy's life. And, as you'll hear, Lucy is an absolute delight to spend some time with. Everything from Judy Blume to Louise Bagshawe are discussed, via Charles Dickens, Willy Russell, Caitlin Moran and the disaster management credentials of Enid Blyton. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our shop.


Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Daisy Buchanan - Careering

Lucy Easthope - When the Dust Settles

Alan Cumming - Baggage

Minnie Driver - Managing Expectations

Gavin Francis - Recovery

Jasper Rees - Victoria Wood: Let's Do It

Myleene Klass - They Don't Teach This at School

Caitlin Moran - How To Be a Woman

Caitlin Moran - How To Be a Girl

Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones's Diary

Francis Hodgson Burnett - A Little Princess

Judy Blume - Forever

Charles Dickens - Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens - David Copperfield

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

Charles Dickens - Bleak House

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist

Enid Blyton - Famous Five

Enid Blyton - Secret Seven

Enid Blyton - Brer Rabbit

Brian Jacques - Redwall

Willy Russell - Our Day Out

Willy Russell - Blood Brothers

Judy Blume - Tiger Eyes

Beverly Cleary - Ramona

Elizabeth Laird - Red Sky in the Morning

Patricia Cornwell - From Potter's Field

Jane Austen - Collected Works

Jacqueline Wilson - The Story of Tracey Beaker

Francesca Simon - Horrid Henry

Jane Fallon - Just Got Real

Melanie Rice - Pompeii: the Day a City Was Buried

Ian Schott - World Famous Dictators

Sue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Sue Townsend - The Queen and I

Daisy Buchanan - Burn Before Reading

Sheryl Sandberg - Lean In

Sheryl Sandberg - Option B

Jade Goody - Forever in My Heart

Ilan Kelman - Disaster By Choice

Samantha Montano - Disasterology

Gill Kernick - Catastrophe and Systemic Change

Cathy Rentzenbrink - Write It All Down

Louise Bagshawe - Career Girls

Maeve Binchy - Collection

Cathy Rentzenbrink - A Manual For Heartache

Val McDermid - Christmas is Murder

Andrew Doig - This Mortal Coil

Richard E Grant - A Pocketful of Happiness

Matthew Perry - Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing

Alan Rickman - Diaries

Anna Kent - Frontline Midwife

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