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From children’s author to Queen of the Road… Writer on becoming a lorry driver

Posted: September 20, 2021 at 10:23 am   /   Books

WITH the shortage of HGV drivers hitting supermarket supplies, one successful writer retrained as a trucker…. and found the haulage business less sexist than publishing Daily Express :: Books Feed

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Undercover on the trail of the real Villanelles

Posted: September 17, 2021 at 10:23 pm   /   Books

NEIL LANCASTER spent 25 years with the Metropolitan Police targeting some of the UK’s most serious criminals – drug dealers, fraudsters and serial killers. But the suspect who unnerved him most was an Albanian hired to broker two Killing Eve-style contract murders. Detectives were tipped off and Lancaster’s team was able to disrupt the hit […]

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And Away… The autobiography of Bob Mortimer, the reluctant comedy hero

Posted: September 17, 2021 at 10:23 am   /   Books

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

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30 years of understanding the famous from Lauren Bacall to Ronnie Corbett

Posted: September 16, 2021 at 10:23 am   /   Books

AS A top showbiz writer, TIM WALKER has met them all, from Bacall and Heston to Ronnie Corbett. Here he examines their foibles and frailties, and ponders the nature of celebrity. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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James Dyson reveals how he gambled his house on revolutionary vacuum cleaner design

Posted: September 6, 2021 at 10:23 pm   /   Books

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 the house on his invention… and finally won. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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Ian Rankin: How the frustrations of being a special needs parent fuel his writing

Posted: September 6, 2021 at 10:23 am   /   Books

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 condition, and requires 24-hour care. Unable to even touch their son, let alone take him […]

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

Posted: September 3, 2021 at 10:23 am   /   Books

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 be. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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

Posted: September 2, 2021 at 10:23 pm   /   Books

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 seven years later, he’s still going strong. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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Unlocking the secrets of the real-life silent witnesses

Posted: September 2, 2021 at 10:23 am   /   Books

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

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Has Wallis Simpson been cruelly misjudged by history?

Posted: August 31, 2021 at 10:24 am   /   Books

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

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