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 one of the funniest things you could hope to see. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

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By admin On Monday, September 13th, 2021

Kevin Webber: Life is a gift and it’s rude to leave it unwrapped in a dark corner

IN 2014, Kevin Webber was given two years to live. Once he stopped crying, he set about raising £250,000 for Prostate Cancer UK by running 15,000 miles across the world’s toughest terrain… and nearly More...

By admin On Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Unlocking the secrets of the real-life silent witnesses

Forensic pathologist Richard Shepherd has investigated thousands of deaths, from Diana’s car crash to 9/11. But the one trauma he failed to spot was his own… Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Thursday, September 9th, 2021

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

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...

By admin On Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Sally Rooney’s return… This time, dreaming of a better world

FOLLOWING the TV adaptation of Normal People, Sally Rooney’s third novel is her most eagerly anticipated yet. While anyone expecting a radical departure might be disappointed, her fans certainly won’t More...

By admin On Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Has Wallis Simpson been cruelly misjudged by history?

FORGET the ambitious schemer, says this best-selling author, the breezy American divorcee was kind, generous and quite possibly used as an escape route by a reluctant King. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Hitler’s First Hundred Days – How the National Socialists took over Germany

It is often said that US Presidencies are made or lost in the first 100 days. After that, the administration has its eyes on the midterms and then beginning to strategise the re-election campaign. Historian Peter More...

By admin On Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Why Alan Johnson rewrote the sins of his father

There’s a lot of the politician’s tough childhood in his debut novel, but he says his fictional patriarch is ‘nothing like my drunken, violent dad’. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Fictional French detective Maigret very similar to creator Georges Simenon

AS the fictional French detective enjoys a surge of interest, the author’s son reveals the scandalous seducer Georges Simenon and his exemplary creation were not so different. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...