A Bumper Back to School Book Special & Thoughts on the Roxanne Pallet Assault Allegations

We’re back! We wish we were still on the sun lounger, but here we are, at your disposal - with a giant book chat of what we have enjoyed in the last month.


Also today, we discuss the social media trolling of the late Sinéad McNamara and Instagram influencer Scarlett Dixon; and Celebrity Big Brother’s biggest controversy yet - after soap actor Roxanne Pallet accused fellow contestant and actor Ryan Thomas of assault, which footage revealed to have never happened. The fall-out has been swift; Roxanne has described herself as “the most hated person in Britain.” But when does criticism morph into crucifixion? When will we stop trying to ‘cancel’ or ‘delete’ people - particularly women - from public consciousness? And how do Roxanne’s allegations damage the #MeToo movement? 


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BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:


Normal People, by Sally Rooney


How Do You Like Me Now, by Holly Bourne


Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng


Bitter Orange, by Claire Fuller 


The Pisces, by Melissa Broder


Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan


Educated, by Tara Westover 


Confessions of a Single Mother, by Amy Nicoll


The Wives, by Lauren Weisberger


The Hunting Party, by Lucy Foley 


The Break, by Marian Keys 


This Is Going To Hurt, by Adam Kay


A Short Affair, edited by Simon Oldfield 


The End of The Affair - Graham Green 


The Outline - Rachel Cusk 


The Cost of Living - Deborah Levy


Cassandra At The Wedding - Dorothy Baker