Robert Harris NEEDED Jeremy Irons playing Chamberlain to show how tough the PM really was

AS HIS Munich Crisis bestseller comes to the big screen with a more muscular take on the PM long derided as an appeaser, and his prized Cicero trilogy is republished in a single volume, leading historical novelist Robert Harris reveals why he WON’T be writing about Trump or Boris… Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

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By admin On Friday, September 24th, 2021
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Colm Tóibín portrays author Thomas Mann in The Magician: ‘Superb characterisation’

BROOKLYN author Tóibín returns to themes of displacement and loss in his compelling new novel about troubled German author Thomas Mann. He was in exile even in his homeland, a gay man who married a woman, a writer More...

By admin On Friday, September 24th, 2021
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Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr: A timeless tale

The theme of Anthony Doerr’s latest novel is the transformative, life-enhancing power of books. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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Father’s Salmon Fishing In The Yemen novel inspired Piers Torday to become a writer

AUTHOR Paul Torday became an overnight bestseller at 59 with his comic novel about a hare-brained scheme to introduce angling to the desert. His career was cruelly cut short by cancer but today his son Piers is More...

By admin On Monday, September 20th, 2021
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From children’s author to Queen of the Road… Writer on becoming a lorry driver

WITH the shortage of HGV drivers hitting supermarket supplies, one successful writer retrained as a trucker…. and found the haulage business less sexist than publishing Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Friday, September 17th, 2021
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And Away… The autobiography of Bob Mortimer, the reluctant comedy hero

There’s a compilation on YouTube of the “true or false” stories Bob Mortimer has told on BBC One comedy quiz Would I Lie To You? and it’s had over 13 million views, probably because it’s More...

By admin On Friday, September 17th, 2021
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Undercover on the trail of the real Villanelles

NEIL LANCASTER spent 25 years with the Metropolitan Police targeting some of the UK’s most serious criminals – drug dealers, fraudsters and serial killers. But the suspect who unnerved him most was More...

By admin On Thursday, September 16th, 2021
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30 years of understanding the famous from Lauren Bacall to Ronnie Corbett

AS A top showbiz writer, TIM WALKER has met them all, from Bacall and Heston to Ronnie Corbett. Here he examines their foibles and frailties, and ponders the nature of celebrity. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Monday, September 6th, 2021
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James Dyson reveals how he gambled his house on revolutionary vacuum cleaner design

AFTER being ruthlessly ousted by Ballbarrow, James Dyson wasn’t going to make the same mistake with his revolutionary vacuum. In our final extract from his brilliant new memoir, he reveals how he gambled More...

By admin On Monday, September 6th, 2021
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Ian Rankin: How the frustrations of being a special needs parent fuel his writing

FOR A large part of the past 18 months, the crime writer Ian Rankin and his wife Miranda could only see their younger son Kit through the gates of his care home. The 27-year-old has Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic More...