October 2021 - Mel Recommends
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney. The book follows the lives of Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon. Alice, a novelist is recovering from a break-down and meets Felix and they form a strong bond. Eileen is getting over a break-up and reconnects with Simon. Even though they are still young they feel times is running out to decide who they are and what they want from this questionably beautiful world.
Help (Channel 4) Though a raw and heart wrenching watch – a very important one. Showing an accurate portrayal of how the nursing homes were neglected during the pandemic and the incredibly, tireless work of the carers. Help focusses on a relationship between a resident and carer and the extreme lengths she had to go to in order to protect him.
Dermot Kennedy – Better Days