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She Must be Mad by Charly Cox

March 26, 2018

The powerful new collection of poetry and prose from social media’s answer to Carol Ann Duffy, Charly Cox.


She Must be Mad explores coming-of-age: the pain and beauty of love, the relief and the agony of turning from girl to woman, the isolation of an untethered mind and the power and subjugation of the body.

Charly captures the formative experiences of today’s young women from the poignant to the prosaic in writing that is at once witty, wry and heartfelt. Wayward nights out that don’t go as planned; the righteous anger at those men with no talent or skill or smarts who occupy the most powerful positions in the world; the strange banality of madness and, of course, the hurt and indecision of unrequited love.

For every woman surviving and thriving in today’s world, for every girl who feels too much; this is a call for communion, and you are not alone.


Published 12th July 2018 | Paperback | 9780008291662 | RRP £9.99

If you’re a bookseller in the UK or Ireland and you’d like an advance reading copy of She Must be Mad, please send your request, along with your name and bookshop address, to Ammara at independentthinking@harpercollins.co.uk.


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