The perfect holiday liaison: Brilliant page-turners for summer escapism

An Italian Summer by Fanny Blake Orion, £8.99 SANDY’S life seems to have come to a standstill. In her 50s and widowed she is a successful and well-respected teacher. But she is beginning to feel threatened by her younger colleagues and fears she will be passed over for the position of deputy head. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

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By admin On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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George RR Martin: ‘Gandalf’s death in Lord of the Rings inspired Game of Thrones killings’

GAME OF THRONES author George RR Martin has revealed JRR Tolkien’s killing off of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings had a “profound effect” on A Song of Ice and Fire deaths. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Sunday, August 12th, 2018
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Family Tree, a short story by Sarah Franklin

Kit didn’t think he could go on without his twin brother… until Nan showed him the way… Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Friday, August 10th, 2018
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Denise Welch: My six best books

DENISE WELCH, 60, has appeared in Coronation Street, Soldier Soldier and Waterloo Road, as well as being a panellist on Loose Women. She is touring in Calendar Girls from August 16 and her novel The Mother’s More...

By admin On Friday, August 10th, 2018
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Book reviews: Watching You

Watching You by Lisa Jewell Century, £12.99 Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Before We Met, a short story by Heidi Perks

She imagined the other woman as younger, prettier and slimmer – until a chance meeting… Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Sunday, August 5th, 2018
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I’d never have been a success if Mum wasn’t a prude

BESTSELLING author John Grisham credits the universal appeal of his legal thrillers to a formula he created to avoid “embarrassing” his devoutly religious mother. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Saturday, August 4th, 2018
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You Left Early review: Sobering tale of troubled talent

LOUISA YOUNG was 17 when she first laid eyes on Robert Lockhart and for her it was love at first sight. But that love was to be sorely tested over the decades as Robert succumbed to a devastating, near-fatal alcohol More...

By admin On Saturday, August 4th, 2018
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Book review: Laughter and tears as flying ace picks up the post-war pieces

The latest novel from Louis de Bernières, author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is in effect a sequel to 2015’s The Dust That Falls From Dreams, with the same cast of both attractive and maddening characters. Daily More...

By admin On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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Book review: Are You Smarter Than a Chimpanzee?

A few days ago, I came across an intriguing piece of research on sea lion behaviour. The animal was given the choice between two plates of food, one with five fish, the other only two fish. Daily Express :: Books More...