Winds of Winter: George RR Martin hints he is ‘hugely behind’ in writing | Books | Entertainment

Martin continued: “Somehow, though, over the decades, the Not A Blog became a blog, and what I had intended as an occasional pleasure and a way to stay in touch with my readers has become a Blog (ironically, at the same time as everyone else was abandoning their blogs for Facebook and Twitter), complete with […]

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The Impossible Office – A history of the Prime Minister | Books | Entertainment

Sir Anthony is the doyen of Prime Ministerial history – having written definitive accounts of the last five occupants of Number 10. He begins the book with an imagined conversation between Sir Robert Walpole, the first holder of the office, and Boris Johnson. Three hundred years might separate Walpole and Johnson but not much else […]

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Widowed author Hunter Davies opens up about life after loss | Books | Entertainment

Andrew Marr is ‘grieving’ father’s death says Nick Robinson Nah, somehow I don’t think she will do that. But I know when my wife Margaret Forster died five years ago, after 55 years of marriage, I really missed all the minor, boring stuff you carry around in your head and want to unload to someone. […]

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How Rocket Man Richard Browning got his 85mph flying machine off the ground | Books | Entertainment

Richard has turned his passion for flight into a business (Image: Steve Reigate Daily Express) A mighty roar – like an F1 car leaving the pits – shatters the stillness of the First World War airfield near Stonehenge, and Richard’s smile is replaced by an expression of deep concentration. He carefully adjusts fingertip controls to […]

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John Hassall: The man who pioneered street art | Books | Entertainment

John Hassall was the ‘Poster King’ (Image: University of Essex) Many of his creations remain etched on the public consciousness to this day. His iconic 1908 image of a Jolly Fisherman dancing along the sands at Skegness in cheery high spirits helped put the Lincolnshire seaside town on the map. Its slogan, “Skegness is SO […]

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The bestselling, Oscar-worthy book to movie adaptations of all time | Books | Entertainment

Camilla ‘thrilled’ over book club project This article contains affiliate links, we may receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Learn more The sun is shining, we’re planning some summer getaways and curating our warm-weather reading lists. Finding books to add to your list can be overwhelming, so one way to make […]

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Falcon and The Winter Soldier ending theory: US Agent will join Valentina’s Dark Avengers | Books | Entertainment

WARNING SPOILERS FOR THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER ENDING AHEAD. After six episodes on Disney+ Sam Wilson is finally and deservedly Captain America. But what of John Walker’s US Agent and his latest meeting with Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine? In their latest interaction, Walker was now dressed in a black Captain America […]

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Climate change: Moving story of abandoned polar bear cub raised in captivity | Books | Entertainment

Nora, pictured with a toy, was raised by her keepers (Image: Columbus Zoo/YouTube) Her only sense of the world around her came from smell, and her nose led her in one direction: towards the heat of her mother, a 600-pound polar bear named Aurora. Their den at a zoo in Columbus, Ohio, was made of […]

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The Light Of Days unearths the story of the unsung heroines of Hitler’s Warsaw Ghetto | Books | Entertainment

Nazi Black Book described as ‘extraordinary’ by expert As a mainstay of the ZOB (Jewish Fighting Organisation), Zivia was one of the leading female resistance fighters who, incredibly, managed to strike blows against the mass murder being committed against her people. Now on the morning of January 18, as German soldiers began searching houses in […]

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John Steed: The hostage hunter who freed 191 captives | Books | Entertainment

John Steed back home in Cornwall near the Helford River earlier this month (Image: Matt Keeble) Decades later, after a career in the British Army, the Sandhurst-trained former Colonel in the Royal Corps of Signals would look back ruefully on his childhood games as he found himself face to face with deadly modern-day pirates operating […]

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