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An event put together by LSE Library, Modern Films, Simon and Schuster and discussing the woman behind the books that enthralled millions. Jackie Collins undeniably offered a generation a new type of sex education; one that centred women’s agency and desires. An entrepreneur and cultural icon, selling 500 million books worldwide, Jackie wrote feminist fantasies for her readers in a transitional era, opening up the conversations around sexual agency, consent and slut shaming that we still have today.

In light of the new documentary release Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story, Naomi Paxton hosted a special Q&A event with the film’s director, Laura Fairrie. We were also joined by Melanie Blake, bestselling author, playwright, columnist and legendary talent agent, and Suzanne Baboneau, Managing Director at Simon & Schuster and Jackie’s editor of many years, who discussed the legacy of Jackie’s work, her impact on women’s fiction, and the writers who picked up the torch.

You can watch this newly released film via The Women's Library screening room here:

Jackie’s books are available with new introductions by bestselling authors from independent bookshops around the country via
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