Sarah Shaffi

Sarah Shaffi is a freelance journalist and editor. She reads more books a week than is healthy, and balances this out with copious amounts of TV. She writes regularly about popular culture, particularly how it reflects and represents society.

Gifts for Eid-ul-Fitr 2019

Eid 2020 gift ideas: perfect presents to mark the end of Ramadan

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    “How Marie Kondo’s magical new book made me happier at work”

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    Your guide to 2020’s best non-fiction books

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Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, £12.99, Foyles
Books

Why everyone is talking about Kiley Reid’s debut novel

Kiley Reid’s Such A Fun Age is on track to become one of the most-talked about debut novels of 2020.

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The Trial of Christine Keeler: Christine Keeler (Sophie Cookson).
Life

The Trial Of Christine Keeler: all the big questions we have after the final episode

What happened in real life?

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Sally Rooney first photos
Books

Everything you need to know about the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People

Have you watched the trailer yet?

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The Trial of Christine Keeler: Christine (Sophie Cookson) testifies in Stephen's trial.
Life

The Trial of Christine Keeler: all the big questions we have after episode 5

What happens during Stephen’s trial?

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The Trial of Christine Keeler: all the big questions we have after episode 4

Why does Christine turn on Stephen? And is Profumo’s wife standing by him?

Samira Ahmed has won her sex discrimination equal pay case against the BBC.
Life

Why Samira Ahmed’s equal pay victory is a victory for all women

In the words of Maya Angelou: “Each time a woman stands up for herself... she stands up for all women.”

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Seberg review: Kristen Stewart’s shining performance deserves a much better film
Life

Seberg review: Kristen Stewart’s shining performance deserves a much better film

Don’t be fooled by the title: Seberg sidelines its eponymous character to focus on (surprise) a white man instead.

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Life

The Trial of Christine Keeler: all the big questions we have after episode 3

Why does it matter that Profumo lied to the House of Commons? And where has Christine disappeared to?

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The Trial of Christine Keeler episode two: Christine Keeler (SOPHIE COOKSON).
Life

The Trial of Christine Keeler: the big questions we have after episode 2

Why could news of Christine's affair with Profumo be so damaging to the government?

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The Trial Of Christine Keeler: Sophie Cookson as Christine Keeler
Life

The Trial of Christine Keeler: the big questions we have after episode 1

Meet Christine Keeler, the woman at the centre of one of the UK’s biggest political scandals.

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Gavin And Stacey: Ruth Jones and James Corden co-created the series.
Life

Why it’s not okay to ignore Ruth Jones’ role in Gavin And Stacey’s success

The show only works because of both its co-creators.

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7 soul-soothing shows for when you need comfort

TV that feels like being wrapped in a warm hug.

Gavin & Stacey Christmas special: James Corden, Joanna Page, Matthew Horne and Ruth Jones.
Life

“32 thoughts I had while watching the Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special”

Is there better company to be spending Christmas Day in?

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Best TV adaptations of books: The Witcher on Netflix
Books

28 of the best TV series based on books

From page to screen, here are TV adaptations that are as good as the books they're based on.

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Adele has released photos from her Christmas party.
People

Adele’s Christmas photos are trending for the wrong reasons

It's all so unfortunately predictable.

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Christmas books
Books

12 of the best books to read this Christmas

Get into the Christmas spirit with one of these festive books.

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His Dark Materials: Dafne Keen as Lyra.
Life

4 questions we have while we wait for season two of His Dark Materials

What’s going to happen to Lyra and Will?

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Mindy Kaling in The Mindy Project
Life

“The 2010s was the decade I finally felt seen in pop culture”

The decade finally saw books, TV shows and films presenting well-rounded characters from minorities.

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25 Christmas poems that capture the spirit of the season

From kindness to chaos, these poems truly tap into the emotions and actions of the festive period.

How to deal with heartbreak at Christmas.
Life

How to deal with a broken heart at Christmas, according to three writers

When everyone around you is indulging in all the festive season has to offer, how do you deal with your broken heart?

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