Rosa Rankin-Gee - You're Booked

This week we are delighted to welcome the fabulous (and partly Thanet based) Rosa Rankin-Gee to the podcast! Rosa is the author of the critically acclaimed The Last King of Sark and the recent blockbuster Dreamland. You can also read her work in The Paris Review, Esquire, Vogue, The Guardian, The New Yorker and many more. We talked to her about growing up in a literary family, the formative power of Adrian Mole and Louise Rennison, the pros and cons of communal reading and using poetry (and emojis) to court your beau. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our shop. Sign up for the You're Booked newsletter by heading to:


Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Daisy Buchanan - Careering

Rosa Rankin-Gee - The Last Kings of Sark

Rosa Rankin-Gee - Dreamland

Max Brooks - World War Z

Robert C. O'Brien - Z For Zachariah

Gary Paulsen - Hatchet

CS Lewis - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

William Golding - Lord of the Flies

E Nesbit - The Lark

E Nesbit - Five Children and It

E L Konigsburg - From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Marian Keyes - Sushi For Beginners

JRR Tolkien - Lord of the Rings

JRR Tolkien - The Hobbit

GB Shaw - Pygmalion

Maggie Gee - The Ice People

Maggie Gee - The White Family

Doris Lessing - Mara and Dann

Doris Lessing - The Fifth Child

Doris Lessing - Ben in the World

Doris Lessing - Martha Quest

Doris Lessing - Golden Notebook

George Saunders - A Swim in the Pond in the Rain

Ann Patchett - These Precious Days

Zadie Smith - Feel Free

Miriam Toews - Fight Night

Dodie Smith - I Capture The Castle

Mary Oliver - Wild Geese

Elena Ferrante - My Brilliant Friend

Louise Rennison - Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging

Sue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

David Nicholls - Us

David Nicholls - One Day

Sarra Manning - From London With Love

Eva Rice - Lost Art of Keeping

Alex Garland - The Beach

Irvine Welsh - Trainspotting

Emily St John Mandel - Sea of Tranquility

Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall

Don Delillo - Underworld

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