Alexandra Small is almost seven years sober and married to one of Britain’s Ten Hottest Footballing Hunks. They live in gorgeous Brighton, where she has a fabulous job.
Allie has it all. Until one dreadful day, when she very publicly doesn’t.
A gloriously quirky and life affirming story of hope
When her perfect world crumbles, a face appears from Allie’s drunken past, hell bent on revenge.
Can she rebuild her life before a stranger destroys it forever?
When push comes to shove, how far will Allie go?
And should she spend three weeks in an overheated shed having colonic irrigation with daytime TV’s Megan Macmillan?
Notes for book clubs
Rebuilding Alexandra Small is set during a surge in what the media calls ‘cancel culture‘. Allie finds herself being pushed to agree to do things she might otherwise not consider or face a public shaming/cancellation. In Allie’s position, would you give in? What did she have to lose? Who would be hurt if she stood her ground?
A key theme to Rebuilding Alexandra Small is recovery. Although Allie has an enviable lifestyle, when she loses everything, she rails against trying to rebuild something new that matches what went before. She questions why she needed to conform.
Another area that might spark discussion, touches on sexist and inappropriate behaviour within the entertainment industry. We see TV presenter Megan Macmillan suffer a career slowdown based on the actions of her husband – while he escapes seemingly scot-free. How justified is Megan in the action she takes?