Read all about it! 50 reasons why a book is a joy for ever

GETTY – STOCK IMAGE Author Daniel Gray says there is nothing that beats a really good book Here Daniel Gray gives us an extract from his new book Scribbles in the Margins – 50 Eternal Delights of Books.  It’s a reminder of why we should rejoice in the many and sometimes odd little ways in which books make us happy.  Handwritten More...

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By admin On Sunday, May 21st, 2017
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Book reviews: Eleanor Oliphant, House Of Names, Anything Is Possible and more

PH Heroes confront their explosive pasts Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperFiction, £12.99) Eleanor Oliphant aspires to be average: “I’ve been the focus of far More...

By admin On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Book reviews: Uncommon People, The Hopkins Conundrum and more

PH UNCOMMON PEOPLE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ROCK STARS by David Hepworth (Bantam, £20)  So for me there is nobody better to reflect on the last huzzah! (as Smash Hits would have said) of More...

By admin On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Singer and actress Patti Boulaye: My six best books

HOLY BIBLE Harper Collins, £16.99 I read this every night. The more people avoid talking about God, the more I want to know about him. I fi nd tools in it for building mental strength and numerous ways of dealing More...

By admin On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Amazon Prime Reading new deal offers THOUSANDS of free books AND major magazines

All Prime members will be able to read as much as they like from a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comics, children’s books, and more. This new deal is a standard More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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REVEALED: Can YOU guess who has been named the greatest storyteller of all time?

GETTY Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens and Shakespeare were voted the top three storytellers of all time The creator of classics such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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Dame Jacqueline Wilson: Chronicler of the dark side of childhood

PH Dame Jacqueline Wilson likes to write every day, even on December 25 The author is glowing with health when we first meet at the launch of her 106th novel Wave Me Goodbye. She underwent a More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Game of Thrones news: The Winds of Winter book UPDATE from George RR Martin

Sadly, it seems the book is still a fair way away from release. The author admitted in a new blog that he is still writing the book, which has been an exceptionally long time in the making. The sixth novel in More...

By admin On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Short story: Table Manners by Claire Sandy

Some men don’t notice what women wear, but my husband is different. David edits a male style supplement – so he has an insider’s take on clothes. “Oh,” he said, when I stepped out of our dressing room.  “You More...

By admin On Sunday, May 14th, 2017
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Book reviews: Admissions, Sound and more

PH In 2015, neurosurgeon Henry Marsh published Do No Harm, a moving memoir about his life as a brain surgeon.  Now he’s back with a second memoir, which opens three weeks before his retirement More...