Charlotte Brontë’s early Book of Rhymes returns home | Books | Entertainment

The 3.8in by 2.5in A Book of Ryhmes (as she misspelled it) contains 10 poems by the later author of Jane Eyre. Dated “Haworth Dec 17 1829”, its first page reads: “By Charlotte Bronte, Sold By Nobody, And Printed By Herself. “The Friends of the National Libraries book charity bought it in April in New York for $1.25million More...

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By admin On Saturday, August 6th, 2022
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The Night Ship review: ‘wonderful, wonder-filled novel’ | Books | Entertainment

Jess Kidd takes the known facts of the Batavia’s historical voyage of 1629 which resulted in shipwreck, mutiny, and inhumane cruelty on the high seas, and transforms it into something salt-lashed and soulful. Mayken, More...

By admin On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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Brits’ favourite books to read on staycation – with Sally Rooney topping the list | Books | Entertainment

“The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”, by John Boyne, came sixth, followed by Richard Osman’s “The Thursday Murder Club”, and “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Other popular reads that completed the More...

By admin On Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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First come, first served: Why Britain leads the world in queuing | Books | Entertainment

Airport delays and port blockages…Britons are good at queuing (Image: GETTY) Of all the things we learned during the pandemic, perhaps the least surprising was just how orderly we British really are. More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
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Biography reveals Roald Dahl’s lifelong belief in magic helped him survive loss and pain | Books | Entertainment

Roald Dahl, pictured in 1971, was a fighter pilot, intelligence officer, screenwriter and novelist (Image: GETTY) From the age of 13, Dahl was sent to Repton School in Derbyshire, where there was an unusual More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
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Game of Thrones fans lament 26 years since first ASOIAF book: ‘Where’s Winds of Winter?’ | Books | Entertainment

A Game of Thrones was first published on August 1, 1996, 26 years ago today and went on to become a New York Times best seller in 2011, when the TV series of the same name began broadcasting on HBO. It’s now More...

By admin On Saturday, July 30th, 2022
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Confidence book review: Funny but not short on thrills | Books | Entertainment

The book begins with Anna and Fin on a gruesome holiday with their exes and children – the first of many hilarious set pieces. Unable to endure it, the pair vamoose, and start poking their noses into the More...

By admin On Friday, July 29th, 2022
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Rosemary Conley on living her dream as an ice dancing queen | Books | Entertainment

Anne Diamond asks if Rosemary Conley is obsessed with dieting Wow, was this really happening? I had been invited to meet Christopher and his professional partner Jayne Torvill so they could see how I skated. Conley More...

By admin On Thursday, July 28th, 2022
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UK barrister explains how to save our crumbling criminal justice system in new book | Books | Entertainment

GMB: Debate on whether shouting at prisoners is right If it sounds bad, it is undoubtedly worse to experience, but it is the day-to-day reality for tens of thousands of prisoners. The British criminal More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
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Former Police Commander outlines everything wrong with modern policing in new book | Books | Entertainment

So how and why did things get so bad? It is not just cuts to resources and burgeoning demand but also how decisions are made on how to deploy those reduced resources. For most of my service, I worked in Brighton More...