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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
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'Janina Ramirez is a born storyteller, and in Femina she is at the peak of her powers. This is bravura narrative history underpinned by passionate advocacy for the women whom medieval history has too often ignored or overlooked. Femina is essential reading' - Dan Jones, bestselling author of The Plantagenets and Powers and Thrones 'I am the fiery l...
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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Twenty-one snapshots of a life - some staccato, raw and shocking, some expansive, meditative, and profound, underpinned with moments of startling humour that shatter the darkness - all beginning with a single memory. A memory of cake.The sickly royal icing marked the moment Katy found her voice. The madeira cake was the sun her group therapy sessio...
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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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'I'm a girl and northern and brown, didn't you know? A triple threat!' Trying to navigate her Indian world at home and the British world outside her front door, Anita Rani was a girl who didn't ­fit in anywhere. She was always destined to stand out: from playing Mary in her otherwise all white nursery nativity to growing up in eighties Yorkshire wi...
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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 - 2022-03-03
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Sunday Times bestseller‘The mothering manual we all need’ Claudia WinklemanCalling all Mums:Are you feeling lonely and confused?Are you panicking that you’re getting everything wrong?Do you feel as if your relationship with your teenage daughter has worsened overnight? Don't worry, you're not alone.Enter parenting columnist Lorraine Candy, a mum of...
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
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In the UK, every week three women are killed by their partners. Over half the women killed by men are killed by a current or ex-partner. On average domestic abuse victims are assaulted 68 times before calling the police. There is a domestic violence epidemic happening right now, yet as a society we still turn a blind eye to it. In a culture that ha...
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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Jews Don’t Count is a book for people on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.It is the comedian and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of reasoning, ...
Caitlin Moran
Brilliant review for a brilliant book:      source
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A Novel
Raven Leilani - 2020-08-04
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Sharp, comic, disruptive, tender, Raven Leilani's debut novel, Luster, sees a young black woman fall into art and someone else's open marriageEdie is stumbling her way through her twenties—sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She's also, secretly, haltingly fi...
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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English Pastoral
An Inheritance - The Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Shepherd's Life
James Rebanks - 2021-09-02
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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 - 2020-03-10
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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
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 - 2018-07-11 (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
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
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Sweet Sorrow
David Nicholls - 2020-08-04
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