A lot of people have been searching for a book to make sense of the world in the last week, and 1984 by George Orwell has soared up the charts. What people looking for tips may not realise is that things don’t work out so well for the main character, despite the fact that it’s one of the best-known dystopian novels of recent times. I wanted to recommend some alternative choices from women and writers of colour whose stories will strike a chord and who deserve to be read more widely. Continue reading “When the real world is a dystopia, here’s what to read”
Kate and Rob are back to discuss the first week of the Essex Book Festival, and their thoughts on The Girl In The Red Coat by Kate Hamer and Thirst by Kerry Hudson.
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