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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