TV soldier Jay Morton: My 7-step SAS survival guide…to modern life | Books | Entertainment

The decorated Special Forces operative, who has climbed Mount Everest twice and appeared in the last series of Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, believes it is up to every person to decide whether to be happy or miserable. Morton, 36, says: “One of the big things is understanding that these hard times are not going to last forever. Just More...

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By S.P. On Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
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Black Narcissus: A torrid tale of sexual obsession, murder and Hollywood royalty | Books | Entertainment

One critic dubbed the Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger-directed double-Oscar winning movie, starring Deborah Kerr as the senior sister, “an erotic English film about the fantasies of nuns”. Now More...

By S.P. On Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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Dolly Parton’s Songteller: Part songbook, part potted history and part balm for the soul | Books | Entertainment

Dolly Parton, with Robert K Oermann Hodder & Stoughton, £35 Songteller is part annotated songbook, part potted history and part balm for the soul, with Dolly Parton’s personality shining out of every More...

By S.P. On Friday, November 20th, 2020
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Trust No One: a tense psychological thriller full of twists | Books | Entertainment

Estate agent Olivia Blake receives a threatening note and writes it off as a prank, but when she stumbles across a man burning to death in one of the properties she is selling, she realises that the threat is More...

By S.P. On Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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The Oxford Book of Theatrical Anecdotes: Gyles Brandreth’s cracker of a book | Books | Entertainment

A veritable Renaissance man of showbiz, Gyles Brandreth is or has been a journalist, a novelist, Teddy Bear museum curator, a one-man showman, Wildean, a radio host, an actor, TV presenter, after dinner speaker, More...

By S.P. On Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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Quentin Tarantino books: Director to write Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novel and MORE | Books | Entertainment

The acclaimed Hollywood director is switching filmmaking for novel-writing – for now anyway. Quentin Tarantino has previously teased he would get around to writing books after completing his 10 movies. And More...

By S.P. On Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
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Game of Thrones: George RR Martin ‘NO ONE writes historical fiction like Bernard Cornwell’ | Books | Entertainment

George RR Martin has to be one of the best-known fantasy authors of the 21st century, following the success of A Song of Ice and Fire and its TV adaptation Game of Thrones. While the 72-year-old is heavily influenced More...

By S.P. On Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Marvel comics name: What does MARVEL stand for? Is it an acronym? | Books | Entertainment

Marvel Comics has created some of the most famous superheroes in our culture. From Spider-Man to The Avengers, there have been some real classic heroes, as well as some smaller, lesser known superheroes doing More...

By S.P. On Sunday, November 15th, 2020
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Winds of Winter chapters: Lannisters, Samwell and more POVs teased by George RR Martin | Books | Entertainment

In the last week, George RR Martin has given an extensive update on his progress with the penultimate A Song of Ice and Fire novel. Of new chapters in The Winds of Winter, the author teased: “Of late I have More...

By S.P. On Friday, November 13th, 2020
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Winds of Winter: George RR Martin ‘inches close’ despite ‘gut punch’ PLUS Lannister scenes | Books | Entertainment

Throughout the pandemic, Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin has spent much of his time squirrelled away in a remote mountain cabin writing The Winds of Winter. And now the 72-year-old has shared an exciting More...