Sir Ian Livingstone: From living in a van to a £4 billion gaming company | Books | Entertainment

Sir Ian Livingstone (left) with John Peake (middle) and Steve Jackson (right) (Image: PH) “They’re calling me Knight of the Nerds!” beamed Sir Ian Livingstone over Zoom, just weeks after he received a knighthood from the Princes Royal. “And I’m very happy with that!” The British gamer was reservedly ecstatic More...

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By admin On Thursday, December 1st, 2022

When the cell door slammed shut, all I had were books | Books | Entertainment

Sentenced to 12 months in Wormwood Scrubs for assault during the Brixton uprising of April 1981, the 18-year-old clenched his eyes shut as the reality of prison confronted him. He opened them to find a Rastafarian More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Jane Austen tops list of Britain’s best-loved authors | Books | Entertainment

The Pride And Prejudice novelist, born in 1775 in Hampshire, beat Harry Potter creator JK Rowling to top spot. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory author Roald Dahl came joint third with William Shakespeare. The More...

By admin On Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Simon Callow says Rupert the Bear helped him read as he backs Express books campaign | Books | Entertainment

Simon Callow shares support for Give a Book campaign “The day I learned, I ran to my mother and said excitedly, ‘I can read, I can read’,” he recalls, after we meet at one of his favourite bookshops, More...

By admin On Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Lady Antonia Fraser launches the Daily Express Christmas fundraising campaign | Books | Entertainment

Lady Antonia Fraser launches Daily Express Christmas campaign to give away books (Image: reigate) Lady Antonia Fraser, the acclaimed historian and novelist who was awarded a Damehood for services to literature More...

By admin On Sunday, November 20th, 2022

‘I’ve been planning to kill Bosch for years’ Michael Connelly on Harry’s fate | Books | Entertainment

The world-weary but relentless detective has starred in 24 of the author’s 37 thrillers, which have sold more than 80 million copies globally. The exploits of the Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective More...

By admin On Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Anthony Horowitz calls for investment in school libraries as he receives CBE | Books | Entertainment

Mr Horowitz, who has written more than 40 books including the Alex Rider teen spy series, was made a CBE for services to literature. He said his visit to the “fantastical” Windsor Castle will “definitely” More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

Is this Shakespeare? £10million painting could be only one in his lifetime | Books | Entertainment

This hidden masterpiece could fetch at least £10million when it goes on the ­market at a private sale, attracting interest from across the globe. The stunning portrait was by Robert Peake (1551-1619) who More...

By admin On Monday, November 14th, 2022

Watership Down… why Fiver, Hazel and Bigwig are rabbiting on | Books | Entertainment

Juliet was 20 when the animated film version of the book was released in 1978 (Image: PA) When the two young daughters of civil servant Richard Adams asked him to tell them a story during a long car journey, More...

By admin On Sunday, November 13th, 2022

More than a third of children don’t feel represented in the books they read, study finds | Books | Entertainment

And of the 37 percent of girls who don’t feel represented, 38 percent thought lead roles in stories always seemed to be boys. More than a quarter (27 percent) of parents also agreed that there is a lack More...