Category: Your Books

Saggily ever after: 4 reasons to love Chidera Eggerue

Chidera Eggerue is a 23-year-old writer from Peckham. I was so keen to read her new book (it’s a collection of life advice called What a Time to Be Alone) that when I accidentally got it delivered to the wrong country, instead of waiting to be back in a more convenient area code, I just […]

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Book Review: Slutever (Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World)

OK, first of all, it seems (unfortunately) we’re not quite ‘post-shame’ yet, because when I asked my dad to enquire about this paperback he returned empty handed claiming he was reluctant to say the word ‘slut’ out loud at Waterstone’s. Perhaps if enough of us read this semi-autobiographical compendium of sex anecdotes, one day we’ll […]

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Life: The Unofficial Ugly Painting Contest

Canadian author Sheila Heti is about to release a new novel called Motherhood, but since I can’t get my hands on it until May it seems like an opportune moment to look back at her acclaimed novel How Should a Person Be? (2010) and remember how awesome it is.   Part memoir, part novel, part […]

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