Reluctant European – A history of Britain’s fractious relationship with Europe | Books | Entertainment

Reluctant European by Sir Stephen Wall (Image: OUP) Thus he is well placed to write this book, published just as the transition period is entering its final phase. The book begins with an overview of Britain’s relationship with continental Europe and then the post-war terrain where Britain failed to understand the way the continent was moving. More...

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By S.P. On Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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Ken Follett’s favourite photograph | Books | Entertainment

“HERE you see me playing bass guitar with my late son Emanuele onstage at the 2011 Anteprime Festival in Italy. It’s a celebration of literature, but they decided it would be fun to have my band, Damn Right More...

By S.P. On Friday, September 25th, 2020
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Game of Thrones books: REAL reason Lady Stoneheart cut from TV shared by showrunners | Books | Entertainment

In George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, the revived corpse of Lady Catelyn Stark is one of the most intriguing characters. Introduced in the epilogue of A Storm of Swords, following the Red Wedding, More...

By S.P. On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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Not The Deaths Imagined – Anne Pettigrew: Could a local GP be a serial killer? | Books | Entertainment

Now another name can be added to the list – Anne Pettigrew is a retired Greenock GP who has written a brilliant murder mystery. Beth Semple is a Glasgow-based GP; she is on her second marriage and has two More...

By S.P. On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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Queen’s Brian May invites world to ‘DREAM-fulfilling’ live virtual event into night's sky

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has invited the world to a “dream-fulfilling” live virtual event for Cosmic Clouds 3-D, as he exclusively teases to Express.co.uk what is in-store. Source link  More...

By S.P. On Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Revealed! The secrets of the success of Agatha Christie – our greatest crime writer | Books | Entertainment

And next month Sir Kenneth Branagh will star as the moustachioed Belgian detective in a big screen adaptation of her 1937 classic Death On The Nile, following on from his 2017 film of Murder on the Orient Express. More...

By S.P. On Sunday, September 20th, 2020
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National Trust book reveals hidden heroes of charity – beekeepers, stone wallers and more | Books | Entertainment

The National Trust has governed our historic buildings, coastal paths and countryside since 1895, preserving their beauty for a multitude of generations. Today, the Trust has nearly six million members and More...

By S.P. On Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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The desperate race to stop the V2s told in a new book by Robert Harris | Books | Entertainment

It was the evening of Friday, September 8, 1944, and the crack as it broke the sound barrier echoed across the capital, swiftly ­followed by a massive whump as the four-ton projectile, a quarter of which was More...

By S.P. On Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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The Beatles: UNHEARD Let It Be conversations subject of first official book in 20 years | Books | Entertainment

While novelist Hanif Kureishi wrote in the introduction: “In fact this was a productive time for them, when they created some of their best work. “And it is here that we have the privilege of witnessing More...

By S.P. On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Cows Can’t Jump review: A fabulous debut steeped in the wit and prose of a bullish veteran | Books | Entertainment

“You don’t get many debut novelists in their twenties,” Bowne says in a short promo clip to accompany his debut novel, Cows Can’t Jump – a foolhardy decision if this first piece More...