Booked with Shirley Whiteside

Sunday, 2pm

The ideal show for literature lovers, join Shirley and guests for Booked on Pulse 98.4.

Shirley is joined by a host of different authors from across Scotland and from further afield to talk about their work and upcoming events.



How would you describe your show?

A chance to relax and listen to local, national and international authors talk about their work, find out about literary events, and get book recommendations.

Favourite band / artist?

John Lennon

Favourite song?

Favourite meal?

Red mullet and Greek salad.

Favourite colour?

As a long-time Manchester United fan, it can only be red.

Where is your favourite place you’ve ever visited?


Where is your dream holiday destination?


What three celebrities or historical figures would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

Nelson Mandela, John Lennon, Eleanor of Aquitaine.

What item would you take if you were cast away to a desert island?

A well-stocked Kindle with never-ending batteries.

Sum yourself up in three words

Books, cats, football

What’s been your favourite moment at Pulse 98.4?

Learning how to produce a radio programme with great training and support.

What’s your funniest on-air story?

I was so wrapped up talking about a novel that I called the author by the lead character’s name.

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