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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...