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Jess Brammar's Top Book Recommendations

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The Secret History

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last - inexorably - into evil. less

Kelly Ellis@elanpin @Nicole_Cliffe Like a favorite song, just thinking about this book immediately takes me back to the point in my life when I first read it. I really enjoyed The Goldfinch, as well. (Source)

Jess Brammar@StigAbell Love that book (Source)

Dave ChildIn my 20s, it would have been The Secret History by Donna Tartt. It's a shame you can only read a book for the first time once, because this doesn't fare so well the second time around, when you already know what happens. I'm not sure I've found another book quite like it since, but then I'm not really sure what sort of book it is. It isn't a murder mystery, except when it is. It isn't a crime... (Source)

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At a time when women around the world are raising their voices in the fight for equality, there is still one taboo where there remains a deafening silence: periods. Period. is an agenda-setting manifesto to remove the stigma and myths continuing to surround the female body. Bold and unapologetic, Emma Barnett is on a crusade to ignite conversation among women--and men--everywhere. less

Giles PaleyphillipsEmma Barnett is incredible and deserves all the recognition she is getting. So, make sure you order a copy of her new book PERIOD I know it's going to be brilliant @Emmabarnett (Source)

Greg JamesI read this a few weeks ago and it’s brilliant. Women will naturally be drawn to this but it REALLY needs to be read by men. A book like this feels ridiculously overdue. I gasped a lot, I laughed a lot and I learnt a lot too. It’s great (Source)

Jess BrammarLoved celebrating @Emmabarnett’s brilliant new book tonight - on periods, and how we shouldn’t be ashamed of them. Hurrah. Others still celebrating, but I had to slope off early due to news-related exhaustion. I blame the patriarchy. (Source)

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What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today? If the media is anything to go by, it has something to do with mosques, community leaders, whether you wear a veil, and what your views on religious extremists are. But as all our lives become increasingly entwined with our online presence, British Muslims are taking to social media to carve their own narratives and tell their own stories, challenging stereotypes along the way.

Follow Me, Akhi explores how young Muslims in Britain are using the internet to determine their own religious identity, both within their communities and as...

Alan WhiteThis will be the best book published by a barista this year, mark my words (Source)

Matthew D'ancona@HKesvani It’s an important and fascinating book, Hussein. Congratulations. (Source)

Jess BrammarRead this brilliant extract from @HKesvani in the Saturday Times mag today, then go out and buy his book. Totally fascinating. (Source)

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