The Impossible Office? – A history of the Prime Minister | Books | Entertainment

Sir Anthony is the doyen of Prime Ministerial history – having written definitive accounts of the last five occupants of Number 10. He begins the book with an imagined conversation between Sir Robert Walpole, the first holder of the office, and Boris Johnson. Three hundred years might separate Walpole and Johnson but not much else – both were More...

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By admin On Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Widowed author Hunter Davies opens up about life after loss | Books | Entertainment

Andrew Marr is ‘grieving’ father’s death says Nick Robinson Nah, somehow I don’t think she will do that. But I know when my wife Margaret Forster died five years ago, after 55 years of marriage, I More...

By admin On Friday, April 30th, 2021

How Rocket Man Richard Browning got his 85mph flying machine off the ground | Books | Entertainment

Richard has turned his passion for flight into a business (Image: Steve Reigate Daily Express) A mighty roar – like an F1 car leaving the pits – shatters the stillness of the First World War airfield More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

John Hassall: The man who pioneered street art | Books | Entertainment

John Hassall was the ‘Poster King’ (Image: University of Essex) Many of his creations remain etched on the public consciousness to this day. His iconic 1908 image of a Jolly Fisherman dancing along More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

The bestselling, Oscar-worthy book to movie adaptations of all time | Books | Entertainment

Camilla ‘thrilled’ over book club project This article contains affiliate links, we may receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Learn more The sun is shining, we’re planning some More...

By admin On Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Climate change: Moving story of abandoned polar bear cub raised in captivity | Books | Entertainment

Nora, pictured with a toy, was raised by her keepers (Image: Columbus Zoo/YouTube) Her only sense of the world around her came from smell, and her nose led her in one direction: towards the heat of her mother, More...

By admin On Saturday, April 24th, 2021

Falcon and The Winter Soldier ending theory: US Agent will join Valentina’s Dark Avengers | Books | Entertainment

WARNING SPOILERS FOR THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER ENDING AHEAD. After six episodes on Disney+ Sam Wilson is finally and deservedly Captain America. But what of John Walker’s US Agent and his latest meeting More...

By admin On Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

John Steed: The hostage hunter who freed 191 captives | Books | Entertainment

John Steed back home in Cornwall near the Helford River earlier this month (Image: Matt Keeble) Decades later, after a career in the British Army, the Sandhurst-trained former Colonel in the Royal Corps of More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

The Light Of Days unearths the story of the unsung heroines of Hitler’s Warsaw Ghetto | Books | Entertainment

Nazi Black Book described as ‘extraordinary’ by expert As a mainstay of the ZOB (Jewish Fighting Organisation), Zivia was one of the leading female resistance fighters who, incredibly, managed More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Winds of Winter progress: George RR Martin shares cryptic Winter is Coming image and more | Books | Entertainment

Martin added: “Some days I do not know whether to laugh or cry, to shoot off fireworks and dance in the streets or crawl back into bed and pull the covers over my head.   “The good stuff that has been More...