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There have been moments, see; pinpricks in time that have given me such an essential and triumphant feeling of realness I am for that one split second jolted directly back into myself. I have found it when immersed in bodies of very cold water, when face-to-face with a vast and beautiful view. I have found it in print, loud noise and in utter silence. I have found it in darkness too. But most of all, most consistently, I have found it in art.

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'I loved following Francesca's attempts to feel real in the twenty-first century. Enlightening, insightful, thought-provoking, and still often laugh-out-loud funny.' 

Claire Fuller. Author of Unsettled Ground

'A compelling and timely exploration of contemporary reality... I found myself completely captivated by her voice and view of the  world.' 

Nathan Dunne. Author of Lichtenstein

'Truly such a wonderful read. There were numerous drifts of sentence and sentiment that I was unable to pass by without noting down - certain things stuck, resonated, rang so piercingly true.'

Ella Frances Sanders. Author of Everything, Beautiful

'Through asking what it means to feel real, Francesca Ramsay reaches deep into the human condition, grappling with themes of time, meaning and solitude, always with an astute eye and deft humour, allowing PINCH ME to become a book that will stay with you long after reading.'

Ali Millar. Author of The Last Days

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