Simon Brodkin My six best books Animal Farm and BNF 75 | Books | Entertainment

He has hosted Live At The Apollo and had his own show on BBC Three. The third leg of his Serious Joker tour kicks off on May 2. Animal Farm by George orwell Penguin, £8.99 Hopefully this makes it seem as if I’ve got a few brains. It’s a beautiful tale, incredibly told and a timeless lesson to us all: how you start off More...

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By admin On Friday, April 20th, 2018

Best new books for women: Life getting in the way of love and romance | Books | Entertainment

PH New books from Katy Regan and Louise O’Neill are must-reads Little Big Man by Katy Regan (Mantle, £14.99) 5 STARS Ten-year-old Zac lives on a council estate in Grimsby with his More...

By admin On Thursday, April 19th, 2018

From A Low and Quiet Sea book review: Donal Ryan’s latest novel is empathetic and angry | Books | Entertainment

The story is told in four parts, following three very different men. It describes their experiences with sparse and occasionally beautiful prose and draws out the universal elements of what it means to be human. Farouk More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Winds of Winter: Game of Thrones fans losing buzz over release delay? | Books | Entertainment

The last A Song of Ice and Fire book to be released was A Dance with Dragons seven years ago. While fans have the Game of Thrones TV show to enjoy, The Winds of Winter still doesn’t have an official release More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth review: A crime noir take on the original | Books | Entertainment

So it seems appropriate that mega-selling Norwegian author Jo Nesbo has adapted one of the Bard’s greatest plays, Macbeth, into a thriller. This update is set in a dilapidated, drug-ridden town in 1970s Scotland. More...

By admin On Monday, April 16th, 2018

My six best books: Jo Nesbø picks his favourite works | Books | Entertainment

MYSTERIES by Knut Hamsun Out of print I chose this because of the beauty of the prose. I read it in my early teens and, to paraphrase Hamsun, it’s the kind of book that leaves a mark on you. His world More...

By admin On Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Winds of Winter release date: BAD NEWS on Game of Thrones book 6? | Books | Entertainment

The next book in the A Song Of Ice And Fire series – which sparked the Game of Thrones TV series – has been anticipated by fans since the release of A Dance With Dragons back in 2011. However despite More...

By admin On Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life review: Writing childhood wrongs | Books | Entertainment

Tremain came from a privileged background. She grew up in Chelsea, west London, and during school holidays she and her older sister Jo had the run of her grandparents’ sprawling Hampshire pile Linkenholt Manor. There More...

By admin On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Never Greener book review: Raunchy debut from Gavin and Stacey’s Ruth Jones lacks charm | Books | Entertainment

They embark on a passionate and increasingly reckless affair which is eventually uncovered – and finished – by Callum’s wife Belinda. Belinda reluctantly agrees to take Callum back and together they watch More...

By admin On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Six leading crime authors explain why the genre is so popular | Books | Entertainment

GETTY Crime fiction has gripped the nation according to figures released at the London Book Fair According to figures released at the London Book Fair this week, Britain has become a nation More...

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