The Handmaid's Tale 'could be instruction manual', says Atwood
Author Margaret Atwood has expressed concerns her iconic novel The Handmaid's Tale could be used as an instruction manual to oppress people.
The Canadian was asked the question during an appearance at the Hay Festival in Powys on Monday.
She warned the audience against what would happen if US vice president Mike Pence "gets his hands on the controls".
The book was set in a totalitarian United States where women's rights are severely restricted.
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