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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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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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This week's best books for ages five to nine: Hetty Feather's Christmas, and more

Her Belfry Witches series captivated young readers and Five Children On The Western Front, her sequel to E Nesbit’s Five Children And It, won the 2014 Costa Children’s Book Award. Her latest, The Land Of 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 Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
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Simon Kernick: My six best books – Agatha Christie inspired me from an early age

WALKING THE WOODS AND THE WATER by Nick Hunt Brealey, £9.99 A travel book by a guy who walked from Rotterdam to Istanbul, along the route taken in 1933 by the great explorer Patrick Leigh Fermor. He has an 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 Friday, December 1st, 2017
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Freefall review: High octane thriller about a photojournalist

Eight months after Wallace confronted the killer nicknamed Pendulum, who targeted seemingly random people in the UK and America, Wallace is still coming to terms with what he was forced to do. The story opens More...

By admin On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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A Short History Of Drunkenness review: William Hartston is only here for the beer…

THE Oxford Historical Thesaurus Of The English Language contains around 200 euphemisms for inebriation, ranging from the Old English “symbelwlonc” via “intoxicated” (first seen in 1576), More...

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