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It wouldn’t be au­tumn without a sump­tu­ous TV drama, and this year it’s Van­ity Fair, ITV’S adap­ta­tion of Wil­liam Thack­eray’s 1847 novel. Telling the story of Becky Sharp (played by Ready Player One

ac­tress Olivia Cooke), a poverty-stricken young woman de­ter­mined to make her way up in the world, and her new BFF Amelia Sed­ley, the tale is a mas­ter­class in mer­ri­ment, vil­lainy and high jinks. What’s more, Red’s lit­er­ary edi­tor, Sarra Man­ning, has writ­ten a hi­lar­i­ous con­tem­po­rary retelling of the novel, The Rise And Fall Of Becky

Sharp, so you re­ally can im­merse your­self in all the fun of the fair. Van­ity Fair starts on ITV this month. The Rise And Fall Of Becky Sharp by Sarra Man­ning (Harpercollins, £7.99, out 6th Septem­ber)

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