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Unfiltered

Sophie White

8 Reviews

Rated 0

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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

'White's sharp-eyed take on modern life couldn't be more on target and fans of the equally readable Aisling series by Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght will doubtless lap up White's mad world.' Irish Independent

Ali and Shelly are back. But behind the filters, things are more chaotic than ever.

After faking a pregnancy to gain more Instagram followers, Ali Jones figured she'd be an internet pariah. But while her mentions are a mess, it turns out that her following is bigger than ever. And now that she's pregnant for real, Ali quickly realises that she might have to wade once more into the Insta-world to fund the new baby bump. With Sam, her ex, still ignoring her and her mother having a mild grief-induced psychotic breakdown, what else has Ali to cling to but #sponcons and #ootds?

Enter Amy Donoghue, social media manager extraordinaire, with a plan to rehabilitate Ali's image.

Meanwhile, Queen of the Influencers, Shelly, is still being hounded by her mysterious Insta-stalker. And with @HolisticHazel busy creating W Y N D festival (her answer to the Goop Summit) and @PollysFewBits being as non-descript as ever, Shelly has to deal with this latest drama without the help of her Mumfluencer friends - before it gets out of control.

The free swag may be good but will Ali and Shelly realise the Insta Life's not worth losing the people that matter most?

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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. She is the author of two novels: Filter This and Unfiltered.

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