James Bond Casino Royale prequel author ‘Bond girl term now OFFENSIVE’ | Books | Entertainment

The MI6 agent has been a large part of popular culture in books for the last 65 years and on film for 55. But having stories focused on a womanising assassin created in the 1950s is getting harder to portray in an acceptable way for modern audiences, claims author Anthony Horowitz. The writer has penned the official prequel to Ian Fleming’s Casino More...

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‘Thanks to Trump, truth is stranger than my fiction!’ | Books | Entertainment

MARK KEHOE David Baldacci is starting a new series based round a female FBI agent Author David Baldacci says he has struggled to come up with plots for his thrillers because real events have More...

By admin On Saturday, May 19th, 2018
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Ben Okri: My six best books – Don Quixote, Invisible Man and more | Books | Entertainment

DON QUIXOTE By Cervantes Penguin, £9.99 One of the greatest stories about the power of storytelling and the price paid for following the uniqueness of one’s thoughts. Its humour is very invigorating and it More...

By admin On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Book reviews: Paul Simon: The Life, The Woman in the Woods and more | Books | Entertainment

GETTY Biographer Robert Hilburn has written about Simon’s life and fame in a new book Simon and Art Garfunkel formed a duo called Tom & Jerry and in 1957 their first single Hey More...

By admin On Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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Body of work: A trio of compelling medical memoirs reviewed | Books | Entertainment

PR Stories from medical professionals are abound in these three impressive books The Language Of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story ***** Christie Watson (Chatto & Windus, £14.99) There have More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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Winds of Winter – George RR Martin reveals why Game of Thrones book has taken back seat | Books | Entertainment

The next entry in A Song of Fire and Ice – the series that sparked the Game of Thrones TV show – has been in the pipeline for a very long time indeed. Now that we’re 99% certain it won’t arrive More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
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The Taste of Goodbye – A short story by Sarah J Harris | Books | Entertainment

GETTY Would Bertha’s date with Attitcus be one to savour? So what, exactly, are you up to?” Bertha placed her fork down next to the overcooked pici con ragù she’d pushed around her More...

By admin On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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Best Cycling Books 2018: What to buy a bike fan this summer | Books | Entertainment

GETTY Best Cycling Books 2018 Writing about cycling has become a phenomenon in recent years, spurred along by the rise in passion for the sport. The UK has enjoyed a boost in cycling participation More...

By admin On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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The Burning Chambers review: The sights of France brought to life | Books | Entertainment

Now The Burning Chambers is the first of another three books set in the French south-west. The novel is set in 1562 during the Wars of Religion and is divided between Carcassonne, Toulouse and the village of More...

By admin On Sunday, May 13th, 2018
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I’d Die For You and Other Lost Stories review: Fitzgerald’s lost gems | Books | Entertainment

However, this collection of previously unpublished stories reveals the problems he faced after being typecast as a writer. When classic authors’ previously unpublished works reach bookshops, there is often More...