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Meat Market : The London Collection

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Fall into the lives of the city's filthy rich with Juno Dawson's deliciously dark and intoxicating London Collection.

WINNER OF THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2020

Jana Novak's history sounds like a classic model cliche: tall and gangly, she's uncomfortable with her androgynous looks until she's unexpectedly scouted and catapulted to superstardom...

But the fashion industry is as grimy as it is glamorous. And there are unexpected predators at every turn.

Jana is an ordinary girl from a south London estate, lifted to unimaginable heights. But the further you rise, the more devastating your fall ...

Honest and raw, this is a timely expose of the dark underbelly of the fashion industry in an era of #TimesUp and #MeToo. It might just be Juno Dawson's most important book yet.

Also in the London Collection: Clean, Wonderland

'Juno Dawson slashes through the glamour of the fashion industry ... combining blockbuster appeal with piercing commentary on modelling, body image and consent' Observer

'Guaranteed to be your summer read' Glamour
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 114 x 178 x 22mm | 293g
  • Quercus Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781786540386
  • 121,476

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A gripping, personal tale of fame and misfortune BBC Radio 2
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A gripping, personal tale of fame and misfortune * BBC Radio 2 * Dawson has a gift for writing believable teenagers characters, and Meat Market is a powerful counterweight to light-hearted literature that still portrays modelling as the stuff of dreams * The Guardian * Juno Dawson slashes through the glamour of the fashion industry ... combining blockbuster appeal with piercing commentary on modelling, body image and consent * The Observer * Well-researched and hard-hitting, the novel doesn't skimp on the glamour but neither does it skirt the darker side of fashion * Financial Times * An unflinching expose of the darker side of fashion * i newspaper * A compelling story with an important - and timely - message * S Magazine (Sunday Express) * Having worked as a journalist on the fringes of the fashion industry, Dawson started to realise there were problems - namely, models were often very young, nameless and simply bodies who were not treated well by those around them. Meat Market is a gripping page-turner, an expose of the dark and often seedy side of the industry, addressing timely themes around #MeToo and #TimesUp. * The Independent * Juno Dawson is one of the hottest writers of young adult fiction and non-fiction in the UK right now * Bustle * Guaranteed to be your summer read * GLAMOUR * Engaging, enthralling...Dawson's book is heartbreaking, painful, and worth every second. . . you won't be able to put it down as you get drawn into Jana's world * Happiful magazine * Honest, raw, this timely expose is essential post-#MeToo reading * Image * Meat Market shines a probing spotlight on the fashion industry, exposing its dark underbelly with a frankness that's refreshing. Yet what makes this such a compelling and timely read is how Dawson balances the ugliness with humour and heart without being moralistic * Culturefly * It's a totally compelling and compulsive read * WRD magazine * In an era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, this is an important read * Woman's Way * Juno Dawson covers topics applicable and of interest to Young Adult readers with honesty and realism * NB Magazine * There is something incredibly genuine about this novel in its depiction of the beauty trade's ugly side. . . Dawson manages to make Jana's story feel timely and universal without ever straying into cliche * The F Word * Intoxicating * Tortoise *
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About Juno Dawson

Unapologetically bold and razor-sharp - you'll know a Juno Dawson novel from the very first line.

Juno Dawson is a bestselling novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and a columnist for Attitude Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Dazed, Grazia and the Guardian.

Juno's critically acclaimed novels include the London Collection: CLEAN, WONDERLAND and the YA Book Prize winning MEAT MARKET, and non-fiction titles THIS BOOK IS GAY and WHAT'S THE T? She has appeared on Pointless Celebrities, BBC Women's Hour, ITV News, This Morning and Newsnight. An occasional actress and model, Juno appeared in the BBC's I MAY DESTROY YOU (2020), Holby City (2021) and was the face of Jecca Cosmetics Play Pots campaign.

Juno now lives in Brighton and is a part of the queer cabaret collective known as CLUB SILENCIO. Juno is also a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL.
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3,612 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (1,450)
3 15% (540)
2 3% (91)
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