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Munich review: Robert Harris’s new novel is unputdownable to the point of being dangerous

Munich by Robert Harris (Hutchinson, £20) This time the subject is Neville Chamberlain, Churchill’s predecessor as Prime Minister, and his visit to Germany in September 1938 to thrash out the Munich Agreement with Hitler. There is no question that Chamberlain,  described in Harris’s novel as a “dry-as-dust administrator” looking “like More...

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By admin On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Crafty creations: Our selection of the best new hobby books

OUR WRITER chooses the best new hobby books. Source link  More...

By admin On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Short story: Shoreline by Alice Allan

Across the bay, gulls wheeled in the last light. The seafront, illuminated by the small fishermen’s cottages, traced a crescent that was edged by a band of pale sand, then an expanse of darker water. The air More...

By admin On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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A Life Of My Own review: Claire Tomalin biography's a measured account of a life

A Life Of My Own by Claire Tomalin  (Viking, £16.99) Vivid, insightful and backed by painstaking research, Tomalin’s historical biographies have been bestsellers and won a host of awards – the Whitbread, More...

By admin On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Harry Potter Kindle In Motion books feature incredible MOVING pictures: WATCH this preview

It really is magic. Right before your eyes the very first page of the novel comes to life as smoke billows from the Hogwarts Express and an owl flits across the screen. Harry, himself, whizzes across the page More...

By admin On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Harry Potter rare 1st edition given to school run friend of JK Rowling on sale for £40,000

The novice author signed the copy to the woman, known only as Neera, and dated it July, 27 1997 – exactly a month after its original publication.  Neera and Rowling met in Edinburgh where their daughters, More...

By admin On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Cold Feet review: One for diehard fans only, the rest should stick to the box set

When the show returned in 2016 after a 13-year hiatus, it was immediately embraced by critics and fans alike and hailed a triumph. It seems even now, 20 years after it first aired, we still can’t get enough More...

By admin On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Munich book review: Master storyteller but not a master of suspense

Then, Harris was the political editor of The Observer newspaper. In the intervening years he has produced 11 bestselling thrillers that have sold more than 25 million copies but his fascination with the topic More...

By admin On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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This Is Going to Hurt review: A heartbreaking but hilarious life of a junior doctor

 Kay worked on hospital wards for six gruelling years before a devastating experience in surgery made him hang up his scrubs in 2010 and carve out a new life as a comedy writer. When the General Medical Council More...

By admin On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Comedian Alex Horne: My best six books – Palindromes and Anagrams, Deep Thoughts and more

ALEX HORNE, 39, is a comedian who presented The Horne Section on Radio 4. The Horne Section is currently touring its live show. He is also creator and co-host of TV comedy panel game Taskmaster and the new series More...