Night Sand Castles, a short story by Christina Dalcher

One sunny Saturday, Dad takes me to what used to be my favourite beach, back when I could see the horseshoe-shaped bay and craggy rocks growing out of the sand like castle turrets. Now, thanks to that infection with the unpronounceable name, all beaches are identical. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

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By admin On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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Book reviews: Four irresistible new literary novels

A Ladder To The Sky By John Boyne Doubleday, £14.99 What would you do to get ahead? And how far would you go to achieve it? These are the questions that run through A Ladder To The Sky, the gripping new novel More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
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The most kind-hearted cruel man in Tinseltown

FOR three decades he was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood – and the most feared. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Monday, August 20th, 2018
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The Lucky Ones, a short story by Phoebe Morgan

Would it be happy ever after for Ashley? Ashley licked her lips as the wind blew strands of hair across her face. She could taste the salty sea air and feel the briny tang of the ocean on her skin. Daily Express More...

By admin On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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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 More...

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 Monday, August 13th, 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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Book reviews: Watching You, Sins as Scarlet, Skyjack and more…

I ALWAYS drop everything to read a new Lisa Jewell novel and life was put on hold while I zipped through nearly 500 pages of Watching You, a thriller about people in a fictional Bristol suburb who are watching More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 8th, 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...

By admin On Monday, August 6th, 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...