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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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 


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