Claire speaks to Daisy Buchanan, who’s a prolific journalist, a former agony aunt, and the author of How to Be a Grown-Up, which is out now in paperback. They discuss how difficult the 20s years can be, their opposite experiences of family life, their shared ambivalence towards motherhood, and more.
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Books Mentioned on the Podcast:
How to Be a Grown Up, by Daisy Buchanan
The Pursuit of Love, by Nancy Mitford
Love in a Cold Climate, by Nancy Mitford
The Blessing, by Nancy Mitford
Don’t Tell Alfred , by Nancy Mitford
Highland Fling, by Nancy Mitford
Everything I Know About Love, by Dolly Alderton
Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Sisterland, by Curtis Sittenfeld
Prep, by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Break, by Marian Keyes
The Art of Not Falling Apart, by Christina Patterson
Promising Young Women, by Caroline O’Donoghue
To Throw Away Unopened, by Viv Albertine
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, by Judith Kerr
The Lost Letters of William Woolf, by Helen Cullen
Useless Magic: Lyrics and Poetry, by Florence Welch
Eye Can Write: A memoir of a child’s silent soul emerging, by Jonathan Bryan
Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
(A note on my book links: they usually take you to Amazon, and I get a few pence per sale at no extra cost to you if you click them and buy from there, which will help me make this podcast viable long-term. But better than Amazon, who are, let’s be honest, not the greatest, is Blackwells or Waterstones, or, even better, your local independent bookshop. If you live in the US or elsewhere further afield, you can find UK books at Book Depository (also owned by Amazon) at a good price and with no postage cost, or sometimes at Wordery.com, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.)
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