Samantha Lee Howe: The girl least likely to succeed who rewrote her own future

GROWING up in an abusive household in terror of her violent, drunken father, from the age of 11 Samantha Lee Howe would escape her unhappiness by writing adventure stories. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

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By admin On Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Upcoming Dame Deborah James book will detail her words of advice for her family

DAME Deborah James tells her children to “marry only for love” and to be prepared for life’s twists and turns, in an inspiring final letter. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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The Night Ship review: ‘wonderful, wonder-filled novel’

THIS brilliant, imaginative tale of magic, heartbreak and dark destinies tells the story of a historic shipwreck. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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Charlotte Brontë’s early Book of Rhymes returns home

THIS tiny book by Charlotte Bronte is back home in West Yorkshire nearly 200 years after she wrote it there at 13. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
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First come, first served: Why Britain leads the world in queuing

WRITING shortly after the Second World War, the journalist George Mikes famously observed that an ‘Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one’. And we’ve never lost this association. Daily More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
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Biography reveals how Roald Dahl’s lifelong belief in magic helped him survive loss

SENT away to boarding school after the death of his father, and often caned, Roald Dahl remembered his schooldays as a ‘black tunnel at the end of which there glimmered a small bright light’. And that More...

By admin On Friday, July 29th, 2022
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Confidence book review: Funny but not short on thrills

The sequel to the joyously funny Conviction sees the return of Anna and Fin, who were catapulted into an unlikely friendship after their spouses ran off with each other. Together, they collaborate on a podcast More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
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UK barrister explains how to save our crumbling criminal justice system in new book

IN OUR prison system, there is a good chance the regime is what is commonly referred to as 23-hour bang-up. Which does what it says on the tin: 23 hours a day, seven days a week, in a cell, with or without others. Daily More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
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Former Police Commander outlines everything wrong with modern policing in new book

IF YOU are not deeply worried that no fewer than six English police forces are in special measures, you should be. After all, that number includes two of the country’s largest – London’s Metropolitan More...

By admin On Sunday, July 24th, 2022
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Rosemary Conley on living her dream as an ice dancing queen

SKATING slowly, I set off across the rink. Eager to impress but careful not to oversell myself. Suddenly Christopher Dean leapt on to the ice, grabbed me and whisked me around the rink. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...