A Bumper Back to School Book Special & Thoughts on the Roxanne Pallet Assault Allegations

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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

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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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