5 Jul '14

News Caitlin Moran: my sex quest years

Caitlin Moran's parents never told her about the birds and the bees. So at 17 she went on a missionRead Zoe Williams' review of Caitlin Moran's new novelSo at some point, inevitably, your parents give you The Talk. The Big Talk. The one awkward, sometimes upsetting talk that initiates you into adulthood. Unfortunately for me, as the child of hippies, The Big Talk wasn't about the birds and the bees, but what we would do in the case of total nuclear annihilation, instead."As soon as they give the five-minute warning, we're pegging it to Wales," my dad explained. It was a sunny day in 1988, and we were in the back garden, mending a puncture on my bike. "Obviously all the other cunts will have the same idea, and the motorways will be rammed," Dad continued, fag wedged in mouth, "so we'll be taking the back roads. I'm thinking B4176 through Claverley. But once we get past Telford, we'll be fine." Continue reading...

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