Colm Tóibín portrays author Thomas Mann in The Magician: ‘Superb characterisation’ | Books | Entertainment

Mann had made his identify by his mid-twenties with Buddenbrooks, a type of German Forsyte Saga, and many extra literary successes adopted. He was 29 when he married in 1905, though his spouse Katia virtually actually realised his inclinations have been gay. Still, she bore him six youngsters, and he or she managed his life in order that he might More...

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By Gordon Freeman On Friday, September 24th, 2021
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Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr: A timeless tale | Books | Entertainment

It’s a topic he is eminently certified to jot down about as his earlier novel, the heartstring-tugging Second World War saga All The Light We Cannot See (2014), has brightened numerous readers’ lives More...

By Gordon Freeman On Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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Father’s Salmon Fishing In The Yemen novel inspired Paul Torday to become a writer | Books | Entertainment

Paul Torday’s debut novel Salmon Fishing In The Yemen was printed in 2007 (Image: Colin McPherson/Getty) Late-blooming writer Paul Torday was at all times amused when, following the success of his bestselling More...

By Gordon Freeman On Monday, September 20th, 2021
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From children’s author to Queen of the Road… Writer on becoming a lorry driver | Books | Entertainment

Children’s author Gillian Philip behind the wheel at MLG Transport, in Forres, Moray (Image: Michal Wachucik/Abermedia) The demise of my husband Ian final 12 months following a lengthy and distressing sickness, More...

By Gordon Freeman On Saturday, September 18th, 2021
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Bob Mortimer is a reluctant comedy hero | Books | Entertainment

Bob’s exuberantly surreal true tales of his youthful days give the impression of a widespread chap having fun with mischief and mayhem with a gang of loyal pals however, as he explains in his fascinating More...

By Gordon Freeman On Friday, September 17th, 2021
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Undercover on the trail of the real Villanelles | Books | Entertainment

DRAMA: Jodie Comer as TV murderer Villanelle (Image: ) The cellphone in my hand buzzed like an offended wasp. I used to be sitting in an unmarked police automobile in a north London facet avenue, throughout More...

By Gordon Freeman On Thursday, September 16th, 2021
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30 years of understanding the famous from Lauren Bacall to Ronnie Corbett | Books | Entertainment

Lauren Bacall insisted on reminiscing about lengthy departed husband Humphrey Bogart (Image: Silver Screen Collection/Getty) Stardom is a fragile and presumably preposterous state of being. “Not a profession,” More...

By Gordon Freeman On Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
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James Dyson reveals how he gambled his house on revolutionary vacuum cleaner design | Books | Entertainment

James Dyson with one in every of his handheld vacuums (Image: Franziska Krug/Getty ) The nation was mired in a deep and ugly recession in early 1992 once I started on the lookout for cash to begin manufacturing More...

By Gordon Freeman On Monday, September 6th, 2021
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Ian Rankin: How the frustrations of being a special needs parent fuel his writing | Books | Entertainment

Crime creator Ian Rankin (Image: PA Images) Though he tends to remain out of politics, Ian, 61, joined broadcaster Jo Whiley, whose sister Frances has a studying incapacity, in elevating fears that susceptible More...

By Gordon Freeman On Saturday, September 4th, 2021
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Kevin Webber: Life is a gift and it’s rude to leave it unwrapped in a dark corner | Books | Entertainment

Kevin Webber (Image: nc) The bitter wind seared the pores and skin on Kevin Webber’s face as he dragged his sledge in direction of the Arctic circle. In temperatures of minus 50, he had to preserve More...