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By the Book: Book Club February 2023 - Prince Harry's Spare

Ee-Lyn Tan, Co-Founder, The Brownies Bar

28-Feb-23 20:00

By the Book: Book Club February 2023 - Prince Harry's Spare

Spare, the much-anticipated autobiography by Prince Harry (ghost-written by J.R. Moehringer), arrived with a flurry of press coverage, all breathlessly focused on snippets of the book, including a physical confrontation with his brother, and anecdotes about his nether regions. But the book itself is actually a more thoughtful read, with meditations on a privileged, but deeply public and restricted existence, glimpses of what it means to be born into royalty as a 'spare', and grief. We're joined by Ee-Lyn Tan, co-founder of The Brownies Bar and self-described royal family enthusiast, to discuss the book. And then in Footnotes, we discuss the current move to rewrite Roald Dahl's works to remove language deemed inappropriate, which critics have seen as an attack on free speech and art. 

Produced by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan

Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Lee Chwi Lynn

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Categories:  Literature/Philosophyculture

Tags:  spareprince harrybritish royal familyautobiography

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