National Trust book reveals hidden heroes of charity – beekeepers, stone wallers and more | Books | Entertainment

The National Trust has governed our historic buildings, coastal paths and countryside since 1895, preserving their beauty for a multitude of generations. Today, the Trust has nearly six million members and manages more 250,000 hectares of land home to manor houses, castles, parks and gardens. And to mark its 125th birthday in 2020, a commemorative More...

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By zshapshap On Saturday, September 19th, 2020

The desperate race to stop the V2s told in a new book by Robert Harris | Books | Entertainment

It was the evening of Friday, September 8, 1944, and the crack as it broke the sound barrier echoed across the capital, swiftly ­followed by a massive whump as the four-ton projectile, a quarter of which was More...

By zshapshap On Friday, September 18th, 2020

The Beatles: UNHEARD Let It Be conversations subject of first official book in 20 years | Books | Entertainment

While novelist Hanif Kureishi wrote in the introduction: “In fact this was a productive time for them, when they created some of their best work. “And it is here that we have the privilege of witnessing More...

By zshapshap On Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Cows Can’t Jump review: A fabulous debut steeped in the wit and prose of a bullish veteran | Books | Entertainment

“You don’t get many debut novelists in their twenties,” Bowne says in a short promo clip to accompany his debut novel, Cows Can’t Jump – a foolhardy decision if this first piece More...

By zshapshap On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Booker Prize shortlist 2020: Who is on shortlist this year – the 6 titles revealed | Books | Entertainment

The Booker Prize, the UK’s most prestigious literary award, is open to any novel written in English by an author of any nationality. Last year, Margaret Atwood and Bernadine Evaristo won the prize to More...

By zshapshap On Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

George RR Martin on the Stark Game of Thrones almost CUT OUT – ‘Too important for books’ | Books | Entertainment

Game of Thrones hit our TV screens back in 2011, but prior to its launch the showrunners had trouble with a disastrous original pilot. The official story of the HBO show is delved into in the new book, Fire More...

By zshapshap On Monday, September 14th, 2020

Game of Thrones books theory: Source of Jon Snow’s super-human strength is dragon’s BLOOD | Books | Entertainment

There are a number of cases in ASOIAF in which Jon Snow shows an incredible amount of physical strength. When he was just a teenager in A Game of Thrones, it took two grown men to hold him down from killing More...

By zshapshap On Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Game of Thrones: ‘A Dream of Spring’s ending HIDDEN in first book’s comic’ reveals author | Books | Entertainment

Back in 2011, George RR Martin published his latest ASOIAF book in A Dance With Dragons, while the Game of Thrones TV show made its debut on HBO. Later that year author Daniel Abraham was working on a comic More...

By zshapshap On Friday, September 11th, 2020

Dune movie: Is Dune adapted from a book? How many books are there? | Books | Entertainment

Brian looked closely at his father’s notes for further information, and was able to find an outline for a sequel to Chapterhouse: Dune, so began, with Kevin, to write two more books which complete the original More...

By zshapshap On Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Winds of Winter update: How does George RR Martin write? Method explained | Books | Entertainment

He wrote: “I write most days, sometimes into the evenings. “At night, after supper, I read, watch television, or screen movies (I used to love going to the movies, since the best place to see a film is in More...