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By admin On Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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The Coburg Conspiracy: Real father of Prince Albert explored in new book

The Coburg Conspiracy will investigate whether Albert’s real father was his uncle Prince Leopold or a Jewish royal aide named Friedrich Blum. Rumours of Albert’s illegitimacy have existed ever since Ernst More...

By admin On Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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An almost perfect Christmas book: A good cultural observation and comical advice guide

Since the publication of Love, Nina in 2013, Nina Stibbe has forged a reputation as one of Britain’s funniest contemporary writers with a sharp eye for the comic detail in everyday life. Following the publication More...

By admin On Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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For The Woman Who Has Everything: A Short story by Susi Holliday

She is almost out of the front door when she sees the envelope leaning against the blue glass vase on the sideboard. It’s addressed to her. Dear Caroline, I’m not going to be here for Christmas after all. More...

By admin On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Winter reading for women: Put you into Yuletide

The Christmas Secret ***** by Karen Swan  Pan, £7.99  EXECUTIVE business coach Alex Hyde is hired by a whisky distillery on the Scottish island of Islay to tame their renegade sales CEO Lochlan Farquhar. More...

By admin On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Festive crackers ready to bring a little joy to your world

NC/GETTY An Almost Perfect Christmas, by Nina Stibbe This festive gem of a stocking filler is a short collection of her musings on Christmas, punctuated with quirky seasonal short stories.  Stibbe More...

By admin On Saturday, December 9th, 2017
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Susannah Constantine: My six best books – All my favourite books have a snow theme

MISS SMILLA’S FEELING FOR SNOW by Peter Høeg Harvill, £8.99  All my favourite books are set in snow. Snow is like a new beginning. I also love Scandinavian novelists and thrillers. A cerebral thriller More...

By admin On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Picture books: This week's best buys including Oi Cat!, There's A Monster and more

Award-winning duo Kes Gray and Jim Field are on top form in the hilarious Oi Cat! (Hodder Children’s Books, £12.99). The exuberant sequel to Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! charts the escapades of cats who sit on gnats, More...

By admin On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Christmas star buys for young adults

Helena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo’s GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS (Particular Books, £20) is a collection of 100 potted histories of women who have helped their fellow females to travel one step further More...

By admin On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
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The Midnight Line review: Jack Reacher returns and he has changed – is age catching up?

He strolls past a pawn shop in America’s Midwest and spots a graduation ring from West Point, the US military academy in New York where he honed his own skills. An engraving reads SRS 2005 and the ring More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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Sports Book of the Year 2018: Tom Simpson, Bird on the Wire scoops award

Author Andy McGrath’s work on the infamous British cyclist emerged as the best in a strong field of seven at the awards ceremony in London on Tuesday. Speaking to the Express, McGrath said: “Of course my More...

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