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Samantha Lee Howe: The girl least likely to succeed who rewrote her own future

Posted: August 8, 2022 at 10:23 am   /   Books

GROWING up in an abusive household in terror of her violent, drunken father, from the age of 11 Samantha Lee Howe would escape her unhappiness by writing adventure stories. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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You Dirty Old Man book claims writers snub Wilfrid Bramwell due to Broadway run

Posted: August 7, 2022 at 10:23 am   /   Books

BRITAIN’S most famous rag and bone man was almost killed off from TV sitcom Steptoe And Son, a book has claimed. A biography of actor Wilfrid Brambell says the show’s writers, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, conceived a spin-off without his character Albert Steptoe because he was busy in a show on Broadway. Daily Express […]

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Charlotte Brontë’s early Book of Rhymes returns home

Posted: August 5, 2022 at 10:23 pm   /   Books

THIS tiny book by Charlotte Bronte is back home in West Yorkshire nearly 200 years after she wrote it there at 13. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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The Night Ship review: ‘wonderful, wonder-filled novel’

Posted: August 5, 2022 at 10:23 am   /   Books

THIS brilliant, imaginative tale of magic, heartbreak and dark destinies tells the story of a historic shipwreck. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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First come, first served: Why Britain leads the world in queuing

Posted: August 3, 2022 at 10:23 am   /   Books

WRITING shortly after the Second World War, the journalist George Mikes famously observed that an ‘Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one’. And we’ve never lost this association. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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Brits’ favourite books to read on staycation – with Sally Rooney topping the list

Posted: August 2, 2022 at 10:23 pm   /   Books

Sally Rooney’s “Beautiful World, Where Are You” has been named the best holiday read – ahead of the Harry Potter collection and “Fifty Shades of Grey”. A poll of 2,000 adults revealed Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”, and Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”, completed the top five. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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Biography reveals how Roald Dahl’s lifelong belief in magic helped him survive loss

Posted: August 2, 2022 at 10:23 am   /   Books

SENT away to boarding school after the death of his father, and often caned, Roald Dahl remembered his schooldays as a ‘black tunnel at the end of which there glimmered a small bright light’. And that little glow of happiness was chocolate. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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Game of Thrones fans lament 26 years since first ASOIAF book: ‘Where’s Winds of Winter?’

Posted: August 1, 2022 at 10:23 pm   /   Books

A GAME OF THRONES, the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire, was published 26 years ago today. George RR Martin’s fans have celebrated the original novel on social media today, but many are simultaneously getting impatient for The Winds of Winter, after 11 years and counting since the last book in the […]

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Confidence book review: Funny but not short on thrills

Posted: July 29, 2022 at 10:23 am   /   Books

The sequel to the joyously funny Conviction sees the return of Anna and Fin, who were catapulted into an unlikely friendship after their spouses ran off with each other. Together, they collaborate on a podcast examining unsolved crimes. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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UK barrister explains how to save our crumbling criminal justice system in new book

Posted: July 26, 2022 at 10:23 pm   /   Books

IN OUR prison system, there is a good chance the regime is what is commonly referred to as 23-hour bang-up. Which does what it says on the tin: 23 hours a day, seven days a week, in a cell, with or without others. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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