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Unfiltered

Sophie White

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Can Ali and Shelly navigate the stormy waters of the Instagram world and keep their integrity in tact?

When Ali Jones faked a pregnancy to gain more Instagram followers, it should have made her a pariah on the insta-scene but it turns out that her followers love a bit of drama and now she's more popular than ever. So when Amy Donoghue, social media manager extraordinaire steps in to rehabilitate her image, Ali realises she may have to wade once more into the grubby insta-hole. With her ex, Sam, still ignoring her and her mother Mini having a mild grief-induced psychotic break (her scheme for scattering Miles' ashes seems not only bonkers but borderline illegal), Ali's got little else to cling on to but #sponcon and #ootds.

Meanwhile Shelly is trying to settle into her new life as a mum-of-two while being held hostage by her mysterious insta-stalker whose sole objective is to keep Shelly on Instagram. But with her fellow Mummy Influencer friends @HolisticHazel immersed in creating WYND festival (her answer to the Goop Summit) and @PollysFewBits being as non-descript as ever, Shelly must get to the bottom of it herself.

When Ali starts attending Catfishers Anonymous as a part of Amy's plan for Image Rehab, she discovers some information that may just help Shelly ...

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Praise for Unfiltered

  • Praise for Filter This - **

  • 'Shades of Marian Keyes in this highly entertaining satire ...' - Sunday Independent

  • 'Hyper current ... hugely relevant' - Irish Independent

  • Witty and wonderful ... i devoured this in a single sitting - Image magazine

  • Funny and heartwarming ... this will make you rethink your social media addiction - Irish Examiner 'Hot List'

  • Ali is one of the best flawed heroines in Irish commerical fiction since Rachel in Marian Keyes' ground-breaking Rachel's Holiday ... it's impossible not to become invested in the characters' lives. Filter This is moving and funny and as easy to get lost in as the most addictive Instagram feeds. - Sunday Times

  • A cracking read - Woman's Way

  • White is a sharp and funny commentator on everything from media events to the highs and lows of online dating ... - Irish Times

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Sophie White

Sophie White grew up in Dublin and has a first class honours degree in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design.
After moving to New Zealand in her early 20s, Sophie went on to train as a chef while there and worked in the French Alps for several years before returning to Dublin in 2012.
Sophie began her writing career at age 27, when she started writing a weekly column 'The Domestic' for Sunday Independent's Life magazine. After the birth of her first child, she became a full-time writer, penning reviews of books and restaurants, cultural commentary and interviews for a variety of Irish publications and her first book Recipes for a Nervous Breakdown, part-memoir/part cookery book was published in 2016.
Mother of Pod, the successful podcast she hosts with Jen O'Dwyer, was launched in January 2018 and they launched a second podcast, The Creep Dive, in January 2019.
Sophie lives in Dublin with her husband and two sons. Filter This is her first novel.

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