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Caitlin Moran

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Catherine "Caitlin" Moran is an English journalist, author, and broadcaster at The Times, where she writes three columns a week: one for the Saturday Magazine, a TV review column, and the satirical Friday column "Celebrity Watch".
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The Mirror & the Light
Hilary Mantel - Mar 10, 2020
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“If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?”England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney emerges from the spring’s bloodbath to continue his c...
Caitlin Moran
Nov 27, 2020
How could this not win the Booker? How? What is the point of the Booker if The Mirror & The Light doesn’t win - for, let’s not make any bones, this is the greatest book of 2020, and maybe this decade. For the final part of a trilogy to be the best part of the trilogy is borderline impossible, but Mantell’s genius burns like a feasting-hall of candles. Presumably she’ll now get the Nobel Prize for literature. There’s no reason for the Nobel to exist if she doesn’t. I stan her ferociously. A queen writing about queens.     source
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A Room of One's Own
Virginia Woolf - Jul 11, 2018 (first published in 1929)
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A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on the 24th of October, 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explo...
Caitlin Moran
Nov 27, 2020
I don’t know why it took me so long to get into Virginia Woolf, but now I love her with the same passion as my best friends. Everything she wrote is amazing - Orlando is the Sgt Pepper of novels; a sexy psychedelic concept album bursting with unforgettable riffs - but A Room of One’s Own has a particular clean, precise, joyous anger to it that still reads as in advance of it’s time, nearly a hundred years later. I walk around Fitzroy Square and think of her; if I had a third girl, I would call her “Virginia.” Or “Woolf.”     source
The Collected Stories
Lorrie Moore - May 07, 2009 (first published in 2008)
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Since the publication of Self-Help, her first collection of stories, Lorrie Moore has been hailed as one of the greatest and most influential voices in American fiction. Her ferociously funny, soulful stories tell of the gulf between men and women, the loneliness of the broken-hearted and the yearned-for, impossible intimacies we crave. Gathered he...
Caitlin Moran
Nov 27, 2020
I’ve never cared for short stories - they’re too short - but Lorrie Moore blows the doors off, every time. She’s got a jeweller’s knack of taking the most precious and exquisite of words, and placing them in a setting that makes them genius. All the things you didn’t think need doing again - describing a sunset, or a kiss, or salty soup - she does for what might be the final and best time, on behalf of humanity. The humour is dark, the stories corkscrew, and the characters keep on talking to you, even after the final full stop. It’s endlessly amusing that people sometimes still suggest women writers struggle to match the achievements of men. Hahaha are you on glue?     source
Anorexia and other Eating Disorders
how to help your child eat well and be well
Eva Musby - Oct 04, 2014
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Parents are best placed to help their teenager or young child beat an eating disorder, yet most struggle to know what to do and how to do it.In Anorexia and Other Eating Disorders, Eva Musby draws on her family’s successful use of evidence-based treatment to empower you to support your child through recovery.. Learn practical and effective mealtime...
Caitlin Moran
Aug 24, 2020
@deebeeheych Darling I hear you - I'm so, SO sorry you're going through a bad time. it is genuinely terrifying - and remorseless. Have you read the Eva Musby books? They were a HUGE breakthrough for us? Sending you SO MUCH LOVE and mothering solidarity xxxx     source
Sweet Sorrow
David Nicholls - Aug 04, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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From the best-selling author of One Day comes a bittersweet and brilliantly funny coming-of-age tale about the heart-stopping thrill of first love—and how just one summer can forever change a life.  Now: On the verge of marriage and a fresh start, thirty-eight year old Charlie Lewis finds that he can’t stop thinking about the past, and the events o...
Caitlin Moran
Aug 14, 2020
Sweet Sorrow is SUCH a lovely book, and I have to say, the sex-scenes are some of the best I've ever read.     source
Invisible Women
Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
Caroline Criado Perez - Mar 12, 2019
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Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman.Invisib...
Caitlin Moran
Apr 30, 2019
@CCriadoPerez mate, I bow in admiration. it's an AMAZING, game-changing book.     source