Brexit Britain

The great divide

The World Today Updated 4 November 2020 Published 1 October 2019 1 minute READ

Marie Le Conte, author of ‘Haven’t You Heard? Gossip, Power & How Politics Really Works’ @youngvulgarian

Heroic Failure

Fintan O’Toole, Head of Zeus, £9.99

Few can write about Britain better than Irish columnist Fintan O’Toole, who tries in this book to discover why the country voted for Brexit. Incisive and eloquent, it should prove entertaining if you already think the mere idea of Brexit is bonkers; if you are a Leaver, it probably won’t change your mind.



Ali Smith, Penguin, £8.99

Being dubbed ‘the first Brexit novel’ could well have been the kiss of death for the first of Smith’s fourpart series Seasonal, but Autumn was luckily good enough to survive the timely moniker. It is, to be fair, not entirely about Brexit but the referendum casts a long shadow over the characters.


9 Lessons in Brexit

Ivan Rogers Short Books, £5.99

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