#THISBOOKCLUB

Welcome to #ThisBookClub, a celebration of the modern day book club and all the ways that novels can bring people together. Here, reporter Debbie McQuoid meets three pairs of inspirational women – actress Emily Blunt and her sister, literary agent Felicity Blunt; writer Janet Ellis and her daughter, the singer and songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor; and brand consultant and fashion industry legend Mary Portas and her wife, fashion editor at large Melanie Rickey – and asks them to share the novels written by women they most want the other to read, revealing fascinating insights into their relationships…

Emily & Felicity Blunt Sophie Ellis Bextor
& Janet Ellis
Melanie Rickey
& Mary Portas

The Blunt sisters join #ThisBookClub: actress Emily and literary agent Felicity both share books written by a women that they hope will leave the other one inspired – and feed their passion for championing women’s fiction.

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As the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction launches #ThisBookClub, we invite mother-and-daughter duo Janet and Sophie to share the book written by a woman that they hope the other will love – as well as their mutual love of literature.

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Kicking off the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction #ThisBookClub initative,  brand consultant Mary Portas and fashion editor at large Melanie Rickey discuss the integral role reading plays in their life together – and discover which book written by a woman that the other should read.

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The Brilliant Woman’s Guide to a Very Modern Book Club is here to help you make the most of your book club and celebrate all the ways that novels can bring people together. With features from brilliant women writers including Kate Mosse, Grace Dent, Joanna Trollope and Helen Dunmore, this guide is for anyone who loves a good book.

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