Jackie Collins: Was romance novelist Jackie Collins related to Joan Collins? | Books | Entertainment

Jackie Collins, who died in 2015, was known as the Queen of the bonkbuster for her highly successful romance novels. The 77-year-old wrote 32 books during her lifetime and sold over 500 million copies. But did you know the late writer was related to Dame Joan Collins? Jackie Collins was Joan Collins’ younger sister who was born on October 4, More...

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Lenny Henry presents new book and talks race, career, and stereotypes | Books | Entertainment

Lenny Henry, 63, co-founder of Comic Relief, PhD holder, champion for diversity and inclusion (Image: Getty) SIR LENNY Henry is fond of quoting the so-called Peter Parker principle, the proverb popularised More...

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Windswept & Interesting REVIEW: Intimate chat with Billy Connolly | Books | Entertainment

This isn’t a standard autobiography ‑ this is Connolly’s oral history, recorded on his phone then transcribed. It feels like an intimate chat, a mixture of terrific anecdotes and domestic horror More...

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The Storyteller: Foo Fighters’ David Grohl shares his life as a rock superstar | Books | Entertainment

There’s a wide-eyed charm to even his rare flirtations with the misbehaviours more typical of his profession. In 2000, when he was arrested on a drink-driving charge, he was piloting a scooter. This is More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
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Experience Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle like never before | Books | Entertainment

The BBC series Downton Abbey emboldened the already exceptional reputation of Highclere Castle, but there is still so much more to uncover. Fiona, 8th Countess of Carnarvon, has recently released a new book, More...

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Spartan PR was mightier than their swords, claims author in new book | Books | Entertainment

Potent Hollywood version of the historic battle at the Hot Gates (Image: Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo)  Immortalised in hit movies, from The 300 Spartans in 1962 to 2007’s blood-drenched More...

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Dead Man Running: Kevin Webber’s inspiring new memoir | Books | Entertainment

Even with aggressive treatment, he would still only have a few years to live. Devastated, Kevin went home with wife Sarah to break the news to their children. He started chemotherapy. But one day, feeling More...

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George III: Andrew Roberts discovers the truth about Britain’s most misunderstood monarch | Books | Entertainment

George III: The Life And Reign Of Britain’s Most Misunderstood Monarch by Andrew Roberts (Image: Andrew Roberts) There are three things people know about King George III: he went mad from the rare blood More...

By admin On Saturday, October 9th, 2021
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The Christmas Pig: JK Rowling’s first children’s novel since Harry Potter | Books | Entertainment

While we may never know what beloved object was lost in the sand that day, Christmas has come early for Rowling’s legion of fans as that story reaches children’s bookshelves at last. After Jack’s More...

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Joan Collins’ extraordinary Frank Sinatra rant: ‘Savage beast behaved like five-year-old’ | Books | Entertainment

Joan added: “I prefer talking to Greg Peck who, although a little dull, is adorable and regales me with stories about his one-man show and says I should do one.” Later in the evening, billionaire’s wife More...