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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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A New History of the Middle Ages, Through the Women Written Out of It /anglais
Janina Ramírez - 2022-07-21
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Uncover the influential women erased from history books in Femina. Oxford and BBC historian Janina Ramirez explores the lives of women like Jadwiga, Margery Kempe, and the Loftus Princess, revealing their true impact on the medieval world. This bravura narrative history shines a light on women too often ignored or overlooked, showcasing their multifaceted lives and the clues they offer about our collective past. Essential reading for anyone seeking to see history through fresh eyes.
Caitlin Moran
Learned about Hildegaard's Cosmic Egg in this book, which is absolutely brilliant, and highly recommended, with extra Cosmic Egg on top:      source
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Katy Wix - 2021-04-15
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Explore a life through twenty-one snapshots, each beginning with a single memory of cake. This raw, shocking, and darkly funny journey delves into themes of trauma, grief, addiction, love, memory, loss, and hope. Katy Wix's exploration is profound and utterly unforgettable.
Caitlin Moran
Book recommendation - I've just read @WixKaty's "Delicacy", which I believe has been criminally over-looked. It's a memoir about food - too much, not enough - & illness, & grief, & rammed with lines I read over & over. A book whose company you really enjoy, & a new hero to love      source
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The Right Sort of Girl
The Sunday Times Bestseller
Anita Rani - 2021-07-08
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A second-generation British Indian woman, Anita Rani, shares her story of growing up in eighties Yorkshire and navigating her bicultural identity. From playing Mary in her all-white nursery nativity to trying to fit in with her Punjabi family while also trying to fit into the British world outside her front door, Anita always felt like she didn't quite belong anywhere. In this memoir, she shares the lessons she wishes her younger self could have known, including the complications of freedom, falling in love, and the legitimacy of anger. With tenacity, positivity, and humor, Anita's story is one of perseverance against feeling like the "wrong sort of girl."
Caitlin Moran
If you want a book recommendation for your holidays, I can't recommend @itsanitarani's "The Right Sort Of Girl" enough. It's everything you want from a memoir - SO honest and intimate and funny. Every reader ends it feeling like Anita's their new best friend.      source
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'Mum, What's Wrong With You?'
101 Things Only Mothers of Teenage Girls Know
Lorraine Candy - 2021-06-10
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A must-read for all moms feeling lost in the confusing world of parenting. Lorraine Candy, a parenting columnist and mom of four, offers a warm, witty, and wise memoir that will guide you to a harmonious relationship with your teenage daughter. This book is a survivor's guide to the highs and lows of parenting adolescents that will leave you feeling reassured and confident in your mothering abilities.
Caitlin Moran
Just started reading this, and it's very comforting to have every aspecting of parenting teenage girls all laid out in a book, so you can say "Oh thank god it isn't just me" repeatedly.      source
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In Control TPB ex/air
Jane Monckton-Smith - 2021-03-04
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Discover the alarming reality of domestic violence in this eye-opening book. Over half of women killed by men are killed by a partner, and domestic abuse victims are often assaulted dozens of times before seeking help. Yet, society still brushes it off as a private issue. Through extensive research, former police officer Jane Monckton-Smith offers a groundbreaking, 8-stage timeline to predict domestic homicide. Part case study, part social commentary, and part memoir, In Control sheds light on this urgent epidemics and the clear, preventable signs we choose to ignore.
Caitlin Moran
The publication of this book is so timely. One of those "everyone must read this" books. Abuse isn't mysterious, or random, or "a moment of emotion." It follows rules, and you can spot it from Day One.      source
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Jews Don’t Count
David Baddiel - 2021-04-20
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This compelling book tackles an often-overlooked topic: the history of anti-Semitism. Comedian and writer David Baddiel argues that those fighting against racism, homophobia, transphobia, and disablism have missed an important subject. In this thought-provoking read, Baddiel presents his case with a unique combination of jokes, personal experience, and reasoning. Discover why, in a world focused on minority rights, Jews don’t count as a real minority.
Caitlin Moran
Brilliant review for a brilliant book:      source
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A Novel
Raven Leilani - 2020-08-04
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A young black woman navigates contemporary sexual and racial politics while stumbling her way through her twenties and trying to make it as an artist. When she meets Eric, who is in an open marriage, Edie becomes embroiled in his family life and becomes a friend to his wife and a role model to his adopted daughter. This sharp, darkly comic, sexually charged, and socially disruptive debut novel is a haunting and aching portrayal of the challenges of self-discovery in a tumultuous era.
Caitlin Moran
This book really is something special - dirty and true, often painful, often funny. I ate it up in a single evening.      source
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Pastoral Song
A Farmer's Journey
James Rebanks - 2021-08-03 (first published in 2020)
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Travel to the Lake District hills and experience the ancient agricultural landscape through the eyes of James Rebanks. Pastoral Song tells the story of James' inheritance and the collapse of rural landscapes around the world. This elegy from the northern fells is also a song of hope, a story of how one farmer began to salvage a tiny corner of England, restoring life that had vanished and leaving a legacy for the future. This book is about having love and pride in a place and how it's still possible to build a new pastoral - not a utopia, but somewhere decent for all of us.
Caitlin Moran
A follow-up to the much-loved bestseller The Shepherd’s Life, English Pastoral recounts how Lakeland shepherd James Rebanks has, slowly, returned his 300 acre family smallholding to an older way of farming - both rewilding vast tracts and becoming more financially viable, whilst delighting - in beautiful billows of prose - in the return to his land of oyster-catchers, owls, falcons, dung-beetles, orchids and moles. An outrageously hopeful book. Again, LIFE WOULD BE BETTER if this was required reading in Parliament.      source
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The Mirror & the Light
Hilary Mantel - 2021-05-04 (first published in 2020)
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A captivating historical fiction novel set in Tudor England, The Mirror & the Light tells the story of Thomas Cromwell's climb to power and wealth after the execution of Anne Boleyn. Despite the threats of rebellion, traitors, and invasion, Cromwell imagines a new country in the future, but wonders if a person or a nation can truly shed their past. Hilary Mantel brings the trilogy that began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies to a triumphant close with this defining portrait of predator and prey, royal will and common man's vision, and the creation of a modern nation through conflict, passion, and courage.
Caitlin Moran
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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